Sheets by Brenna Thummler

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Title: Sheets


Series: Sheets #1

- Sheets (2018)
- Delicates (2021)
- Lights (2023)

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Goodreads Summary:

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. A practical thirteen year old in charge of the family laundry business, her daily routine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and the fastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she’s worked for.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost his life much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, a sheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbidden human world.

When their worlds collide, Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt’s Laundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day. While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowingly sabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling to maintain.

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What happened in Sheets?

  • Marjorie is currently running the family laundromat. Her mother passed away fairly recently and her father is suffering from the loss. Marjorie is also looking after her brother and cooking and cleaning. 
  • Wendell is living in the ghost realm and likes to tell tall tales. His friends at his ghost meeting don’t trust anything he says. One day he heads to the train station and gets whisked into the living realm.
  • Marjorie is being bullied in school. There’s one guy, Colton, who is nice to her.
  • Mr Saubertuck wants to buy the laundromat. Or, rather, take it over for free in exchange for employing Marjorie and her father. He keeps trying to turn Marjorie’s customers against her.
  • Marjorie’s customers aren’t very nice anyway.
  • Wendell starts haunting the laundromat. He makes a complete mess and the customers aren’t happy.
  • Marjorie can’t tell what’s happening in the laundromat and why someone is sabotaging the clothes. She struggles to get the customers’ orders sorted.
  • A detective sees Mr Saubertuck sneaking around the laundromat. Turns out that Mr Saubertuck is actually bankrupt.
  • Mr Saubertuck sneaks in and puts dye in the laundry detergent.
  • Marjorie bumps into Wendell and freaks out. 
  • Wendell spills the dyed detergent everywhere and Marjorie has to replace it. Thankfully the customers’ clothes are not affected.
  • Marjorie washes Wendell and Mr Saubertuck accidentally takes him home.
  • Marjorie recalls a boy she met in a corn maze when the people from school left her behind. She thought he would have been a nice friend, but she never sees him again.
  • Marjorie looks up the local ghosts and figures out who Wendell might be.
  • Marjorie’s father tells her to give the laundromat to Mr Saubertuck.
  • Marjorie is angry with Wendell for ruining everything.
  • Wendell brings his friends over to save the laundromat. His ghost friends haunt and scare Mr Saubertuck, and he runs off.
  • Colton asks Marjorie out.
  • Marjorie and Wendell are friends. Marjorie lets the ghosts play in the laundromat because it’s basically ghost heaven.

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