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Lola [PDF / EPUB] Lola 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 liv 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.


About the Author: J. Torres

Comic book writer whose credits include the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare the YALSA listed Days Like This and Lola A Ghost Story as well as Batman Legends of the Dark Knight Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go which garnered him a Shuster Award.



10 thoughts on “Lola

  1. says:

    I kept wanting for when I finished up reading this amazing graphic novel It seems like a memoir somehow It only talks about a particular holiday kind of visit that was happening in the story I love how innocent the whole story was It is told from a child's perspective regarding urban folklore kind of stories especially the main character's grandmother Lola it means grandmother in Tagalog based in the Philippines It's an interesting narration with sight pleasing vivid illustrations in neutral hues of brown grey white shades first of its kind for me and I don't think I will read something like this in the same colour hues ever again I love how alive the characters were and I came to know a bit about the way families are in the Philippines alongwith some of their traditions I wish it was a bit detailed in either the art or the dialoguesIt was a pretty good readThanks #NetGalley for the copy of the book #Lola


  2. says:

    This story is visually beautiful If you're going to take anything away from my review let it be that I'm stunned and awed at how the story pulled me in by visuals alone and of course later with the words Those are important tooAbout the storyOur lead Jesse's Lola Grandmother scares them she's uite odd yet everyone seemed to love her The family travels back to the Phillipines and things seem different and scarier After a scary story a rumour is spread that Lola had visions And Jesse might tooMy positives1 I did not know Lola meant Grandmother in Tagalog I love learning new things so that was a bonus for me2 The visuals and illustrations are just magical They're soft in colour but so fulfilling Honestly that was one of my favourite parts of this book I think the pictures suited the story very well3 This is a story of loss and grief but also supernatural ties I think it had a very good mix of showing emotion and weaving in a narrative I applaud J Torres I was truly hooked to this storyMy negatives1 I really enjoyed this little story but it was just too short I wanted It's not short in a bad way the narrative finishes and feels final I just truly wanted This story was magicalAll of that being said I definitely want to read by J Torres I'm truly intrigued with this story and art style With such a lovely story behind it this graphic novel is sure to be a smashFive out of five starsThank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for giving me access to this book


  3. says:

    I kept wanting for when I finished up reading this amazing graphic novel It seems like a memoir somehow It only talks about a particular holiday kind of visit that was happening in the story I love how innocent the whole story was It is told from a child's perspective regarding urban folklore kind of stories especially the main character's grandmother Lola it means grandmother in Tagalog based in the Philippines It's an interesting narration with sight pleasing vivid illustrations in neutral hues of brown grey white shades first of its kind for me and I don't think I will read something like this in the same colour hues ever again I love how alive the characters were and I came to know a bit about the way families are in the Philippines alongwith some of their traditions I wish it was a bit detailed in either the art or the dialoguesIt was a pretty good readThanks #NetGalley for the copy of the book #Lola


  4. says:

    This story is visually beautiful If you're going to take anything away from my review let it be that I'm stunned and awed at how the story pulled me in by visuals alone and of course later with the words Those are important tooAbout the storyOur lead Jesse's Lola Grandmother scares them she's uite odd yet everyone seemed to love her The family travels back to the Phillipines and things seem different and scarier After a scary story a rumour is spread that Lola had visions And Jesse might tooMy positives1 I did not know Lola meant Grandmother in Tagalog I love learning new things so that was a bonus for me2 The visuals and illustrations are just magical They're soft in colour but so fulfilling Honestly that was one of my favourite parts of this book I think the pictures suited the story very well3 This is a story of loss and grief but also supernatural ties I think it had a very good mix of showing emotion and weaving in a narrative I applaud J Torres I was truly hooked to this storyMy negatives1 I really enjoyed this little story but it was just too short I wanted It's not short in a bad way the narrative finishes and feels final I just truly wanted This story was magical All of that being said I definitely want to read by J Torres I'm truly intrigued with this story and art style With such a lovely story behind it this graphic novel is sure to be a smashFive out of five starsThank you to NetGalley and Oni Press for giving me access to this book


  5. says:

    This was really fun My only complaint is that I would have liked it to be longer Maybe there will be a seuel


  6. says:

    E arc kindly sent by NetGalley and Oni Press in exchange for an honest review Lola is a visual story filled with Philippine culture and mythology following a young boy who is coming to terms with his uniue gifts Jesse’s Lola grandmother is a bit strange — she can see things that no ones else can but everyone adored her When she passed away Jesse and his family fly back to the country to reunite with their relatives During their visit Jesse is haunted by things in his past and the unseen of the present and it will take courage to confront the demons around himFirst off I really loved the visuals and each panel was beautifully drawn I really love the warm monochromatic colour scheme an everything visually was well done The part that made me drop my rating was the overall story which felt a bit flat for me I was expecting so much though I still loved all the Philippine folklore featured and all the Tagalog words used It just make my Filipino heart swell I just love seeing my culture represented in story My expectations were raised since it featured Philippine mythology I just wanted MORE with the story A longer plot creatures just If there’s a seuel I would gladly read it to get of this story A feature of this reprint is the revised ending which really opened up the story for future seuels and I do hope this is the case This was a fun story that meant a lot to me to see my culture in print but i just wanted


  7. says:

    I really wanted to like this book The third star comes mainly because it touches on family psychic issues I am exploring and it's hard to find such books but the story as told is sort of disappointing Lola is Tagalog for Grandmother and this story subtitled A Ghost Story focuses on Jesse returning to the Philippines for his Grandmother's funeral who is like his grandmother psychic They see dead people They see pigs possessed by demons Man eating ogres in trees And this is a secret for Jesse mostly Jsse who we really don't get to know all that well J Torres dedicates this book to his Lola Gloria whose stories inspired this story and this is the main basis for the tale to get these all in here and they are interesting but the overall tale doesn't work so well Not as engaging as I'd like A little bit creepy for younger people I guess Feels a little young for YA tween You get some cultural education into Filipino culture and language which is a little interesting Or's art is sepia toned muted It's just all right unfortunately


  8. says:

    Whoa There has to be to this it can't be the end that ending was spooky as hellHave you ever seen something out the corner of your eye? Hear voices but you're all alone? Maybe a monster under your bed? Hear footsteps in a creaky house? Lola was a walking talking paranormal psychic And it passes on from generation to generation Wish there was to this Highly enjoyed the simplicity of the ghost story That ending was one hell of a fiery crash


  9. says:

    255 Not a bad book but way of a book about grief then something weird and creepy like I thought it would be I really like the artwork and the story was okay but just not captivating enough for me


  10. says:

    I had to read this for my diversity in children's literature classThat last scene was pretty disturbing


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