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— by M.L. Kejera: In Malaysian graphic novelist Reimena Yee’s new book, Séance Tea Party, the fear of growing up is explored in heart-aching detail on the comic page. Lora Xi desperately doesn’t want to become a teenager, to the point that instead of spending time with her peers, her best friend is Alexa, a ghost perpetually stuck in her own pre-adolescence. Yee reminds the reader that growing up doesn’t have to entail abandoning childlike wonder; the story’s beautiful and moving execution demonstrates why it had to be a comic book. Without getting into spoiler territory, know that Séance Tea Party is a story in which Yee weaves together imagination, magic, and the very act of creativity…

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