Meet Lenore, the sweetest little dead girl you’ll ever meet. Well, perhaps not the sweetest — she’s certainly cute, in a decrepit sort of way, but she’s also a little girl, full of tantrums and odd practical jokes. From her tea parties to her attempts at answering life’s (or death’s) more puzzling questions, Lenore is just creepy enough to elicit a squeal or two while still underscoring every scene with a light touch of humor. Roman Dirge’s art is simple and disarming in strong black and white, appropriately abstract for what would be a rather gruesome sight in detail. Not for the squeamish — the ew! factor is fairly high — but then again, sometimes a harmless creep-out is what you’re looking for.

Lenore Wedgies!
ISBN: 9781848562714
by Roman Dirge
Titan Books 2010 (new color edition)

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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