Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
2011 First Second Books
Finished on February 24, 2016
Rating: 2/5 (Fair)
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "forever" part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend―even a ghost―is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.
Meh. I didn't care for the art in this one as much as Jillian Tamaki's in This One Summer. The plot was alright, but again, a little juvenile. Really wondering if graphic novels are my thing.
While I didn't fall in love with Verga Brosgol's book, it appears that it's a winner with many other readers! It's also a very quick read, so maybe give it a try, if you're curious.
- Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Best Graphic Novel (2011)
- School Library Journal Best Book of the Year (2011)
- Harvey Awards for Best Original Graphic Publication For Younger Readers (2012)
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (2011)
- Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Publication for Young Adults (ages 12-17) (2012)
- Cybils Award for Graphic Novels (Young Adult) (2011)
- Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year (2011)