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Suee and the Shadow

Suee and the Shadow

Graphic Novel - 2017
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"Meet Suee Lee. Twelve years old, wears black, has no friends--and she likes it that way! When Suee transfers to the dull and ordinary Outskirts Elementary, she doesn't expect to hear a strange voice speaking to her from the darkness of the school's exhibit room, and she definitely doesn't expect to see her shadow come to life. Soon, Suee must confront a stunning secret that has been hiding under her own two feet--something dark and sinister that puts Suee and her classmates in danger"-- Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781419725630
Characteristics: 235 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Park, Molly - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Suee & the shadow


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Shortly after transferring to a new school, loner Suee blacks out in the exhibition room, and when she wakes up, her shadow is suddenly alive. She suspects that her shadow may have something to do with the zombified "Zeroes" and teams up with classmates Haeun and Hyunwoo to solve the my... Read More »

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LPL_MaryW Jun 18, 2021

This Korean-authored and -illustrated horror graphic novel for kids is sure to delight lovers of all things spooky. Beginning with an ominous historical prologue, the plot swiftly pans to the main character, Suee, in the present. When Suee moves to Outskirtsville with her dad, she knows right away that something feels off. Next thing she knows, her shadow won't leave her—or her classmates—alone. Not to mention, the school is haunted by zeros—children whose shadows have been mysteriously stolen. Will Suee and friends solve the mystery before it’s too late? This compelling story features a nice lesson about bullying, and I loved that all the characters has Korean names!

May 07, 2020

Suee is twelve years old and has just transferred to Outskirtsville Elementary. She has no friends and likes it that way. In fact, she goes out of her way to avoid interacting with people altogether. But on her first day of school, she hears a voice coming from a strange room and passes out. Later, she discovers that her shadow has come to life! To make things more interesting, some students at her new school are turning into zombies known as "Zeros". Not that Suee cares, she just wants to get through school without attracting any attention at all. But when two students in her class approach her about forming the Zero Detective Club to investigate the strange happenings, will she be able to resist?

I enjoyed this book, but it probably will not make a space for itself on my list of favorites. The artwork is engaging and I liked the character of Suee we'll enough, but I felt that the story lagged a little in some places.

I am interested to see if this is the first in a longer series--I tried doing some basic Google investigation and was unable to find any information.

Overall, if you are a fan of mysteries or off-beat characters, add this to your list!

Oct 11, 2018

Our spookiness-loving household ate up this graphic novel. Suee, our heroine, is a spiky character who masks her loneliness with arrogance and suspicion. When she moves to a new town and school, an encounter with a strange voice in an empty room ends up with Suee's shadow coming to life. That's only the beginning of the weirdness. When her classmates start turning into zombie-like ambulatory husks, Suee has to start learning how to work with other kids to stop the evil. And working with other people is HARD, especially when you have all this practice keeping them out by being a jerk. The striking art is a great match for the atmosphere's thick tension. This is a strong light horror pick for kids, and I'm excited for any future graphic novels by Ly and Park.


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Jul 04, 2019

GreenNinjaGirl thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over


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Jul 04, 2019

Good creepy comic. For 7-13 yr olds maybe 14. Suee wears black dresses, her hair in a point, and has no friends. And she likes that. But her new school might be harboring something evil and it might have to do with her shadow.


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