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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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Vera Brosgol with her creepy, funny and smart graphic novel, Anya's Ghost didn't disappointed me. It is a perfect page-turner, with its cool and simple drawings, hand in hand with witty dialogue and smart timing.
At some point Vera made me feel completely foolish, I had already made some foreshadowing on the next events. Oh, Vera, how could you do this to me? Although it was pretty astute of hers, she extended the plot beyond I imagined it to be.
To my surprise, some characters felt well developed at some point, I didn't expect that either from a graphic novel (although, again, I'm new to all that).
Specially, I appreciate Vera's perspective on school cliques and circles... you'll understand what I mean once you reach certain event.
I recommend it for anyone who has the opportunity to put their hands on this cool, paranormal novel.
It's definitely one of those coming to age type book, growing up fro experience type of books but in a fictional and illustrated way. The illustrations are really cool and simple in my opinion and demonstrated the emotions and attitudes of the characters very well.
The Art: The artwork in this book is really beautiful in a quirky sort of way. It's very cartoonish but it works for the story. The visual element of the story fits in really well with the plot development and enhances the book rather than simply illustrating it. This becomes especially important as certain characters start to evolve toward the middle of the book. It simply would have been lacking without the visual element.
Actually Scary: At first I had my doubts about whether or not this would actually be a scary read. Sure, it's about a ghost, but the cartoonish art style and the beginning of the story line made me skeptical. Then the story started taking a dark turn and the book just got downright creepy. I think that was my favorite part of the book. It was so unexpected and such a pleasant surprise.
Great Message: The underlying message in this book is less about restless spirits and more about a girl who is uncomfortable with her place in the world. Anya has to see first hand how important her family and her life are to really appreciate her value and what she has.
Anya and Her Family: The characters of Anya and her mother and brother are very well-written. They are incredibly realistic and endearing and have obviously been created with love by the author. In the few hours it took to read the book I became very attached to these characters. I always love it when I can hear a character's voice and really get to know them.
Some of the secondary characters: Unfortunately I felt like some of the secondary characters weren't very well-developed. I realize that this is mainly a story about Anya and her family but I would have liked a little more depth in some of the other characters.
This was a great graphic novel to start out with. I loved it. It was heartwarming, funny and actually pretty spooky at times. It will definitely stick with me for a long time and I will absolutely be re-reading it. I would recommend this if you you're looking for a super fast, fun book or an intro to graphic novels.
Lesson learned that I need to pay closer attention selecting these types of books!
Anyways, if your looking for a book about a teenage girl haunted by a ghost, this is the book for you. Anya's Ghost is AMAZING. I highly recommend it!