Title: The Sad Ghost Club
Author: Lize Meddings
Publication Date: 27 January 2021
Synopsis: Ever felt anxious or alone? Like you don’t belong anywhere? Like you’re almost… invisible? Find your kindred spirits at The Sad Ghost Club.
This is the story of one of those days – a day so bad you can barely get out of bed, when it’s a struggle to leave the house, and when you do, you wish you hadn’t. But even the worst of days can surprise you. When one sad ghost, lost and alone at a crowded party, spies another sad ghost across the room, they decide to leave together. What happens next changes everything. Because that night they start the The Sad Ghost Club – a secret society for the anxious and alone, a club for people who think they don’t belong.
Disclaimer: I received a finished copy from Hachette Australia in exchange for an honest review. This has no way impacted my thoughts.
Rating: 4/5 stars
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This is something the me of my entire teenage years could have used, and let’s be real, the me now could still use this.
The Sad Ghost Club follows Sam (SG), a sad, lonely, completely anxious person. They have anxiety, especially regarding their schooling life.
SG is left alone for a weekend, while their parents go away, and they decide to go to a party they’ve been invited to.
Their anxiety makes itself very present, and despite that, SG decides to go anyway. While there, SG meets Socks, who appears like them – a lonely ghost.
I thoroughly enjoyed the frank dialogue about depression and anxiety, and the fact that SG points out that some of Socks’ perspective is a bit bleak. But their fast friendship made my heart happy.
I love the simplistic art style, and how when the characters were talking about something serious and scary, the font got a bit smaller. It is just so brilliantly done, I thought, and I am looking forward to any more instalments of this series.