Graphic Novel Review: Fearbook Club

Fearbook Club by Richard Ashley Hamilton

Fearbook Club
by Richard Ashley Hamilton, Marco Matrone (Illustrator), Dave Sharpe (Letterer)

3 out of 5 stars

Whit joins the yearbook club and takes some pictures around school, but when he develops the photos he sees children in the background who were not actually there. Could there be ghosts haunting the old abandoned sections of the school? With the help of this fellow students in yearbook club, he begins to investigate the missing children who have disappeared from the school over the years, and finds that the ghosts are trapped in a shadow realm. Could there be a way to save them?

I liked that this graphic novel was creepy, but not too scary for me. It might be too scary for little kids though. The ghosts are pretty creepy, and the shadow realm is really eerie. There is one scene where they do a séance with a pentagram on the floor to try to contact the ghosts. That was a bit too creepy for me, and I skipped those pages.

I loved how the yearbook kids all come together to fight off the darkness. They are a funny group of misfits, and it was fun seeing how they become friends. I liked Whit’s close relationship with his Mom. They have an affectionate family dynamic and really take care of each other.

The art is really excellent, and I loved the use of color and shadows to give it that chilling creepy effect.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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