Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as Ella unravels the mystery of the girl next door.1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill Institute For Children at the very moment that it's shutting its doors. When her few friends are all adopted or re-homed and she's left to face a volatile bully alone, her revenge will have a lasting effect on the bully, on Mary, and on Thornhill itself.2016: Ella has just moved to a new town where she knows no one. From her room on the top floor of her new home, she has a perfect view of the dilapidated, abandoned Thornhill Institute across the way, where she glimpses a girl in the window. Determined to befriend the girl, Ella resolves to unravel Thornhill's shadowy past....
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||544 pages|
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Fakt zaujímavá jednohubka, ktorú prečítate za menej ako hodinu. Príbeh sa odohráva v dvoch líniách: v roku 1982 si sirota Mary píše denník, ako ju v sirotinci šikanujú. V roku 2016 sa do budovy vedľa bývalého sirotinca prisťahuje Ella, ktorej otec je večne v práci a ona sa cíti osamelá.
To na tom nie je to zaujímavé - zaujímavé na tom je, že Ellina línia je celá v obrázkoch:
Práve tie obrázky robia dosť klasicky príbeh o 100% viac pútavejší. Nápady a zvraty jednoznačne nie sú niečo, z čoho by vám ...more
Pam Smy is very good at world building. As a Senior Lecturer in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University, exploring that balance between character and place is something I expect she understands incredibly well. So when I state that Thornhill is a masterclass in narrative drawing, I feel I’m standing on solid ground. Mary and Ella, two young girls who live a stone’s throw away from each other yet thirty-five years apart, find themselves bound by unspoken parallels ...more
Told in both a wordless graphic novel & prose, THORNHILL is a story I couldn't wait to be done with. Combining the past (1982) with the present, THORNHILL revolves around Mary, a quiet girl living at the orphanage waiting to be adopted. Unfortunately, having selective mutism along with her hobby of puppet-making, makes her misunderstood, leading her to be one of the last girls at the home. Besides Mary, there's "her"- a nasty bully who brings so much mental distress that Mary stays in her ro ...more
Jane Eyre meets The Secret Garden set in 1982 and 2017. It's creepy, delicious modern-set gothic horror. The art is fantastic, the story completely engrossing, and a super fast read.
Ghosts! Dolls! An old as hell creepy abandoned house! There's so much to love. All the trope-y goodness.
You guys... I have shivers.
This book is beautiful, inside and out, and I don't quite know what to say just yet. But... wow.
Maybe not the most unique storyline ever for someone who's been on this planet for thirty years, but it deals with bullying, and loss, and loneliness, and the writing is simple and raw. One story (Mary's) is told completely in words in the form of her diary entries, and the other (Ella's) is told entirely in pictures.
Review to come closer to release (around October).
This was a book I happened to pick up when I saw it was new at the library. I find children's books geared for older readers but still illustrated intrigue me, so I started it right away. And while I liked the majority of the graphics, the actual people didn't look great.
This story is told in half and half, a flashback to the 80's in diary form, and the other in illustrations and no words in the present. The present is a girl kind of abandoned by her father and she discovers secrets of the aband ...more
I'm kind of bummed out by this one. Maybe I need to let it sit for a little bit before I make a full opinion on it, but at this point I'm feeling severely underwhelmed. I was hoping for a less predictable outcome and just when I thought the story was going to take on a different route, it didn't. If you're going to market a book as creepy, deliver that creepiness. I will say the art throughout this was excellent!
an oddly liminal book: somewhere in-between novel and graphic novel, somewhere in-between YA and middle grade, somewhere in-between me liking it and me being indifferent towards it.
as a designed physical object, it’s impressive. it’s solid and heavy and fits nicely in the hand, the cover is subtly embossed and the cover image is seductively spooky. all good things. it’s also a breeze of a read, as half of the story is sequential art and the other half is diary entries. oddly enough, the portion ...more