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Anya's Ghost Paperback – June 7, 2011
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“Anya's Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.” ―Neil Gaiman
“Remarkable. . . . with an attitude and aptitude reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) who likewise conveyed the particulars of an immigrant adolescence, Brosgol has created a smart, funny and compassionate portrait of someone who, for all her sulking and sneering, is the kind of daughter many parents would like to have. And the kind of girl many of us maybe once were.” ―The New York Times
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One afternoon, she falls down a hole in the park and makes the acquaintance of a ghost from 1918 named Emily. She's been hovering over her skeleton for years, mourning the death of her fiancee in WWI, and herself at the hands of a murderer.Read more ›
The story begins with Anya walking to school and encountering her boyish friend Siobhan (more specifically her only friend), who pesters Anya for cigarettes and becomes angry when she is offered none. Infuriated by this argument, Anya storms away into a nearby forest on her own. Unfortunately, an open well goes unnoticed and she falls into it. She amazingly winds up with nothing worse a sprained wrist, but now she has concerns whether she will be rescued from the bottom of the well. A skeleton is her only companion deep in the well--that is until a homely ghost named Emily greets her. Emily tells Anya she has been trapped in the well for ninety years after a gruesome murder. The reason she never tried to escape can be attributed to her pile of bones, which she can never depart from.
After being rescued, Anya reluctantly allows Emily to be her friend by wearing a small finger bone around her neck.Read more ›
Anya is a young teenage girl in high school who is embarrassed by where she and her family came from...Russia. She's trying hard to fit in by losing her accent, wearing the "right" clothes, going on diets, and trying to hang out with the "right" people...in other words not the nerdy Russian boy in her class. But...try as she might she doesn't fit in with the crowd that she really wants to...the popular ones. And then one day, she falls down an abandoned well in the park and meets a skeleton...and the ghost of the young girl from 1918 named Emily. Emily has been forgotten about and can't wander far from her skeleton and was just waiting for someone to come back and visit her. She keeps Anya company as she waits to be rescued, which she soon is, and one of Emily's bones hitches a ride...and Emily's ghost follows. Although there's trepidation at first Emily soon becomes Anya's confidant and helping her get the right answers on exams, making suggestions about what to wear, and help Anya get the attention of her crush.Read more ›
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I chose 5 cause it had some understandings in your life we probably need
I didn't really like how the boy was cheating and the. Read more
It was a good book.
The text was very small and hard to read.
Very inspiring!! Great children's book. Is one of my daughter's favorite books.
Just like Americus (which I also highly recommend!), I found this graphic novel in my high school's library, and the two quickly became some of my most frequent check-outs. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolina West
Anya,s Ghost was a graphic novel that I, really did like and would tell others about.Published 2 months ago by james brown
I bought this for my little sister for her birthday as I've been trying to encourage her to read more. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I would NOT recommend this book. Comments like, " your boobs look great in that shirt " are written in it, I was appalled.Published 2 months ago by Sarah VanEck