Friday, September 18, 2015

Graphic Novel review: "Anya's Ghost" by Vera Brosgol

Another Goodreads recommendation gone right today!

Anya is an average high school student in many ways. She struggles with grades, friends, and family drama. She is Russian, but has worked hard to lose her accent and speak English well so that kids won’t pick on her like they did when she was small.

On her way home from school one day she falls down a hidden well and finds herself in the company of a skeleton…and it’s ghost. Anya passes a strange night down in the well, but is rescued and tries to forget the whole experience. But it isn’t quite that easy because something or someone has followed her home… At first it seems like a good thing, and surprisingly beneficial to her social life. However it doesn’t take long for things to take a turn. Anya finds herself having to rely on a person that she constantly rebuffs to help her with her unusual problem before it gets dangerous.

I liked this book because it kind of took a turn in a way that I wasn’t expected. I appreciate when a book surprises me, because I feel like so often the twists and turns are at least a little bit predictable. I like the clean lines and simple pictures. (I think I must be scarred from starting with Gaiman’s Sandman series. They were good but just so much going on; I’ve swung completely the other way now.) 3.5 stars out of 5!



  1. This is a fun one. I read it for readathon a few years ago, and it was a perfect choice for that.

    1. Yes, that'd be a great choice for readathon!


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