LOLA: A GHOST STORY -- a great ghost story about a boy who sees dead people, monsters, goblins, demons, and more
Lola, a Ghost Story by J. Torres & Elbert Or (2011, Oni Press)
Lola is an extraordinary graphic novel about a boy named Jesse who can see dead people, monsters, demons, and lots of other things, things that no one else can see. No one, that is, except his ailing grandmother. His grandmother used her visions to help those living in her small town, a rural community in the Philippines that has been the setting of all the scary stories that Jesse has heard as a child, stories about man-eating ogres in trees, farmhouses haunted by wraiths and even pigs possessed by the devil.
The story starts when his grandma passes. Jesse has no choice but to face his demons and all that may be awaiting him at Lola's house. Lola is the tagalog word for grandmother. J. Torres and Elbert Or are the authors of this brilliant book. Or writes and illustrates comic books in Manila, Philippines. Torres is the Eisner Award-nominated creator of Days Like This, one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s “Great Graphic Novels”.
Lola, a novel with a fascinating ending, could also be added to the basket of great graphic novels. Recommended for tweens and teens looking for ghosts stories with a cultural touch or for those in search of a great narrative plot and illustrations.
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Recommended by: Maite