Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don’t belong anywhere? Like you’re almost… invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.
This is the story of one of those days – a day so bad you can barely get out of bed, when it’s a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn’t. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, lost and alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything. Because that night they start the The Sad Ghost Club – a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don’t belong.
This book is like a warm hug. It was so pure and honest and I just absolutely loved it. I picked this graphic novel up a while ago as I kept seeing recommendations for it, and finally decided to read it in one sitting. The illustrations were so beautiful and fit this story perfectly, they felt so soft and gentle. The main character is such an honest and heartwarming focus for the book and I feel like their story is such a beautiful one. The depiction of anxiety, depression and loneliness felt so visceral and honest, and I definitely related to how deflated the ghost felt.
I feel like this is the kind of book you can’t help but rate 5 stars, simply for the amount of people this book will help. For all the people who won’t feel quite so alone by reading it.
5 out of 5 stars
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽