It's your funeral

by Riesbeck, Emily,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library New Books TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL RIE
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction CHECKED OUT
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"A pleasant visual experience." -- KIRKUS

"A heartwarming story of healing and acceptance." -- BOOK RIOT

Marnie Winters was going to turn her life around; get out of the house, make friends, no more "Miserable Old Marnie!" Everything was going to plan, but then, of course, she died. Now, Marnie's a ghost trapped on Earth, and the only one who can help her is the overenthusiastic, alien social worker, Xel, whose job is to help ghosts "close their file" and pass on. Are you ready for a sweetly nostalgic trip through Marnie's life, correcting mistakes and righting what once went wrong?Well sorry, this isn't that story! Xel has a much better idea to soothe Marnie's troubled spirit: an internship in the hopeless bureaucracy of the trans-dimensional Department of Spectral Affairs!

This new do-gooder duo has their work cut out for them in a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures throughout the space-time continuum (but mostly in and around the office) as Marnie finds pathways through her feelings of worthlessness by helping others. A paranormal fantasy about healing, learning to love yourself, and being OK with being not OK,It's Your Funeral is the cosmic office comedy you've been dying to read!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Marnie Winters is dead, and needs help moving on. Enter X'lakthul, a case worker for the Department of Spectral Affairs who is determined to "close the file" on Marnie's afterlife. When X'lakthul can't figure out what on Earth is keeping Marnie around, she lands her a job as an intern, leading to fun and light-hearted office comedy and more than a few Lovecraftian characters. This richly colored comic prevents the reader from being overwhelmed by keeping things consistent, assigning each character a color for both their look and their speech bubbles, keeping panels tidy, and focusing on the story and personalities. Marnie is sarcastic, ornery, and full of a fear of abandonment, which is foiled by the nurturing and sympathetic natures of the folks she meets at the DSA, which turns out to be a place for "rejects," with Earthlings as their punishment. It isn't all laughs, either--there's a great lesson by the end about striving to have more good days than bad, a gentle reminder to take things one day at a time. Come for the fun, stay for the heart."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Dead -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Spirits -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Social workers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Future life -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Space and time -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Paranormal comics.
Humorous comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Chicago, IL2020
Edition First edition.
Other Titles It is your funeral
Contributors Kramer, Ellen, artist.
Language English
Description 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781945820526
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