Review for Lola: A Ghost Story

Review for Lola: A Ghost Story

Lola: A Ghost Story, Graphic Novels, Ghost, Boy, J. Torres, Elbert Or, Jill Beaton, SepiaI received this graphic novel from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is a book about a boy who can see ghosts, a boy who has lost his grandma and who along with his father and mother go back to their home country to say their last respects to grandma.

It was very interesting and at times very spooky. I can tell you that I flew through this book, before I knew it the book was over and I was left wanting more (and also feeling confused due to those last panels, don’t get on the plane I guess?).

There is a lot of folklore in this book. We read about various things that haunt the country, from a being that looks like a baby but is something evil to a cousin of our MC who died when he was a kid. But he is not willing to go on, he still needs something he lost on that fateful day. It was quite creepy to see him pop up, I instantly knew he wasn’t there at all. Not just because only the MC seemed to see him, but also because no one reacted to the kid. I did feel sorry for the parents, their kid is in a way still there with them, but they cannot see him. 🙁
I loved the folklore, I loved all the things we saw in this book, and I loved how much we learn (in a fun way) about them.

I do hope that our MC is able to tell someone about all he sees and that someone for once believes him. Just like his niece does. She believes him. She understands. But she also wants him to tell someone, there must be someone who believes him other than her. And given that it causes him some problems and stress, I think it would be best if he could find someone to talk to.

I am not sure how I felt about the grandma. We don’t get to know a lot about her, but one thing stayed with me, and that was the fact she tried to drown the MC when he was a baby. Citing he had evil in him (which I am guessing is his monster/ghost seeing eyes).

The illustrations were really well done and I love that the whole book is in one colour, namely sepia. It gave the book something special and also made it stand out more, for me at least.

All in all, I do hope that we will get more books about this MC as I am sure there are more travels for him to have. Plus, I just want more. I love supernatural books and this one was too much fun (and sure, also sad) to read.

2 thoughts on “Review for Lola: A Ghost Story

  1. This sounds like a great book, I love when I can’t put the book down. Can you tell me where I can get a copy?

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