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Archival Quality

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After losing her job at the library, Cel Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Oni Press, ©2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781620104705
1620104709
Characteristics: 279 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,23 cm.

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DiaDaily
Apr 11, 2019

As an archivist, I really did not appreciate the story's implication that it was just a thing dropouts could do. Library work is actually highly skilled, and people go to school specifically to get degrees for it, and I don't think that should be devalued.

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Libarbarian_LisaE
Feb 27, 2019

A spooky story with mostly POC and some queer characters, as well as sensitive treatment of mental illness while highlighting the historical brutality of psychiatric institutions.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

A mysterious library, a rocky relationship, slightly creepy boss. Celeste discovers some strange things at her new job as the archivist at the Logan Museum. Completely intriguing plot and vivid illustrations make this a page turner.

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RaptorMouse
Dec 13, 2018

Celeste Warden is desperate for a job, one that promises stability and no surprises. She gets hired as a live-in archivist at the Logan Museum, a building that used to be everything from an orphanage to a sanatorium. But not long into her stay, things start moving and disappearing. And who is the strange girl with a half-black eye that keeps showing up in her dreams? What is she trying to tell her? This is a great novel for teens who love ghosts and mystery.

JCLHebahA Aug 27, 2018

I enjoyed this atmospheric little ghost story, especially because it highlighted issues of mental illness and the historically awful treatment of those diagnosed with them. Bonus points for the librarian/archiving motifs.

VaughanPLAlison Jul 27, 2018

As a librarian and a lover of ghost stories, this book hit me on many different levels. A nice slow burn, a creepy mystery and a good look at mental illness as well. Great stuff.

JessicaGma Jul 23, 2018

It's a creepy little tale of a very mysterious medical Museum and archive where Cel gets a job, Cel is also battling depression so IS IT ALL A BIG METAPHOR? Perhaps, but you do get a bit creeped out over not having enough information about what is happening to Cel. It's also has great diverse representation in the art. Highly recommended

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Smalls42
May 21, 2018

The pacing sometimes is a little off, but in general this is a really interesting story with very charming and creative artwork. The characters were so well developed I had a very specific voice for each person, and the story was just creepy enough. I would definitely recommend this title to everyone!

OPL_KrisC May 10, 2018

I found so many things fascinating about this graphic novel set in a museum. I liked the art style, how mental health plays a significant part of the story and I'm a sucker for a good ghost story. It's cute and creepy at the same time.

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OPL_KrisC May 10, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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