OUT NOW! All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send . Anya’s Ghost, Vera Brosgol’s debut graphic novel, starts out as a simple young adult story about a girl who’s having a hard time fitting in at. Anya Borzakovskaya is one frustrated, grouchy teenager. She’s embarrassed by her Anya’s Ghost. Vera Brosgol. Roaring Brook/First Second.

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Usually Graphic Novels have …more Yes, gjost are words in a graphic novel. I don’t care if its actions were evil or not, this particular character had substance. Echoes of American Born Chinese re: Jul 27, Pooja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pages with related products.

She’s negative and snarky, so focused on conformity she’s unable to appreciate the unique aspects of her life and the good things that come with it. I’m an Amazon Affiliate. A new friend–even a ghost–is just what she needs. Sort of YA high school world.

Well, this was quite enjoyable and yet at the same time quite disappointing, I guess. And the art does a fantastic job of conveying the humor of the story, as well as the brosgo, shenanigans going on behind the scenes. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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If Emily coud take over her bones and move things, why did she choose to only do it when the main character join her?

Anya’s Ghost

Every teen girl who has every struggled with body image issues. But pretending I did makes the whole thing seem more worthwhile. After Emily fails to push Anya into the well, Anya drops the bone back in. I was happy to get up this morning because I knew I’d get to finish it over breakfast. A Wrinkle in Time: Or so she thinks.

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Yup, that is the whole review. It follows the familiar path for a while, and then, slowly, it turns into fairly straightforward horror. I did not need the reminder of the bleep test.

There, Anya discovers that Sean habitually cheats on Elizabeth with her consent. Amazon should have written: Product ghst Age Range: She was running from the killer when she fell down the well. On a box of cereal: I guess some questions aren’t answered. She hopes you are enjoying looking at her drawings! There is a lovely message within these pages too. Anya is embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her bo I am trying to read more and more graphic novels, because that is what my students are reading.


As if it being five o’clock on a Friday of a three day weekend isn’t exciting enough, I found a blue library envelope on my doorstep this afternoon with a brand spanking new copy of Anya’s Ghost inside.

But it’s really not the right age group. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: All and all I absolutely love and enjoy Anya’s Ghost that I will most definitely will continue reading more graphic novels by Vera Brosgol in the near future because I know I absolutely and totally will love her graphic novels. I’m talking Golum “my precious” impersonation inspiring gorgeous. I wish all books were graphic novels. I like how the story shows many sides to bullying- those who get bullied experience it in different levels, some better than others so there forms a hierarchy even among the bullied, while they still think about being cooler.

View all 11 comments. The story is rich and detailed and complex as it is.

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