Lola

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Jesse sees dead people, monsters, demons, and lots of other things that go bump in the night that no one else can see. No one except his ailing grandmother - a woman who used her visions to help those living in her small town... the same rural community in all the scary stories Jesse's heard as a child. Man-eating ogres in trees. Farmhouses haunted by wraiths. Even pigs possessed by the devil. Upon his grandmother's passing, Jesse has no choice but to face his demons and whatever else might be awaiting him at ...

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Overview

Jesse sees dead people, monsters, demons, and lots of other things that go bump in the night that no one else can see. No one except his ailing grandmother - a woman who used her visions to help those living in her small town... the same rural community in all the scary stories Jesse's heard as a child. Man-eating ogres in trees. Farmhouses haunted by wraiths. Even pigs possessed by the devil. Upon his grandmother's passing, Jesse has no choice but to face his demons and whatever else might be awaiting him at grandma's house.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Lynne Farrell Stover
Young Jesse's unique grandmother has passed away, and he and his family must leave Canada and go to the Philippines to attend her funeral. He is unhappy about this event for many reasons. Not only has he lost his "Lola," but he also feels that his visit will be uncomfortable and unpleasant. He is right. It appears that Jesse has not only inherited his grandmother's unnatural ability to see monsters and dead people but is also able to predict future events. Written in three acts, the story grows more suspenseful as it progresses. The author allows the reader to make inferences by revealing family conversations that take place when Jesse is not present. An unexpected and disturbing surprise on the last page is guaranteed to cause either a period of deep reflection or nightmares. The unusual monsters and Philippine mythology may prove unfamiliar, but this difference is what makes Jesse's story so unpredictable. The author is kind and includes translations for unfamiliar words. The monochromatic illustrations are clean, simple, and often understated. The topical scenery and accurate depiction of the local architecture add to the authenticity of the setting. The artist is at his best when depicting gruesome ghouls and decaying corpses. This book is a quick read, but young fans of graphic novels may find the unusual folklore interwoven within Jesse's present suspenseful situation so intriguing that rereading it might turn out to be a necessary pleasure. Reviewer: Lynne Farrell Stover
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Lola ("grandmother" in Tagalog) has just died, and Jesse is reluctant to visit her home in the Philippines. He was afraid of her because she was rumored to have magical abilities, and because he thinks she tried to drown him when he was a baby. Jesse listens to family members tell stories about her as he tries to adjust to their strange mix of superstitions and religion. Lola is one of several dead characters in this book, and they tie into another reason that the boy is worried about this trip. Jesse is an unusually nuanced character, both in relation to his family and to readers. When he sees something extraordinary, it's unclear if he is dreaming, hallucinating, or if he has inherited his grandmother's abilities. Torres's gradual revelation of details will keep readers hanging until they learn the truth. Or's artwork uses sepia tones and smooth lines, and features characters with cute button eyes. But the sweet images can quickly turn horrific when Jesse has his visions. Lola ends with a cliff-hanger that could be resolved in a sequel but that just might have to be resolved by readers' imaginations.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934964330
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 984,028
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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