Malaysian comics creator Reimena Yee tackles ghosts and growing pains in new book


Reimena Yee's latest book is a tender look at that bittersweet pivotal period when one has to leave childhood behind and embrace the new adventure of growing up. Photos: Reimena Yee

With Halloween just around the corner, it is the season for scary stories about ghosts. But Malaysian comics creator Reimena Yee’s latest work, Seance Tea Party, is a different sort of ghost story.

The new graphic novel for middle-grade readers is about Lora, a tween who isn’t too keen on being a teen. All she wants to do is continue her childhood adventures, have fun, play, and use her imagination. Unfortunately, none of her peers are interested to do so anymore, and as they obsess over how they look and what others think of them, Lora feels more alone than ever.

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