Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

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I recently found out about this book through my sister, and borrowed it from her once she had finished. It came out very recently, and I was so pleased to know that Raina Telgemeier had written another graphic novel!


Catrina and her family move to Northern California, for her little sister, Maya, is very sick. Cat is very unpleased about leaving home, but she knows Maya will be healthier living on the coast with the salty, cool air, because of the condition she has, called cystic fibrosis.

The two sisters find that adventure awaits in their new home, Bahía de la Luna. They hear rumors from their neighbor that ghosts wander all around the place, especially on Día de los Muertos.

Maya’s last wish would be to meet a ghost, but Cat is reluctant to the thought of it. She must discover the brightness that lives among the dead, on this treasured holiday, so that she can fight through her fears for both herself, and her family.


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It was okay, and certainly not bad, but it wasn’t as captivating as her first book. I felt it could’ve gone slightly more into depth about the tradition of the holiday, and the book was kind of predictable. The author’s illustrations are cute though, plus the idea of the story was original, since it was dealing with the Spanish culture. All in all, I do recommend that you should read this.


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