Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Baha de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Baha de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own....
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This was my lunchtime reading treat, thanks to a box of ARCs from Scholastic!
Well, you know this is going to be a surefire hit with kids (if your kids are as rabid for Telgemeier as mine are). I think this is actually my favorite of Raina's books so far. It's definitely poignant and atmospheric. I devoured it in one sitting and many young fans will, too.
ETA 9/15/16 Highly recommend
this informative comment from Yuyi Morales about the Día de los Muertos and this book.
I loved this upon my first read and agreed with the other enthusiastic reviewers, but have recently been made aware of the problematic conflation of Halloween and el Día de los Muertos in the story. I'd like to hear from more about this aspect of the book.
What an enjoyable read! A graphic novel that covers two topics I know little about, cystic fibrosis and Day of the Dead. I found this to be an able introduction to both subjects. And the story was quite entertaining. Maya is such a firecracker, even though she's saddled with CF, while her sister, Cat, seems to always play it safe. By the end of the book, Cat relaxes a bit and finds a way to enjoy life.
This was the perfect heartfelt, quick, and light graphic novel to pick up after feeling emotionally exhausted by my first read of the year.
Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are g ...more
I got this book because I love Telgemeier's work, then was surprised by the amount of hullabaloo surrounding the theme of the story - which is a sort of magical version of Dia de los Muertos in a town where ghosts really do, literally, come back and talk to you.
Interestingly, I had just had a very long conversation with my Hispanic Resources Librarian (I am a library manager in real life) - who had talked about her own experience running Dia de los Muertos celebrations. She talked about how man ...more
Telgemeier keeps getting better and better, and this is her best book so far. All of her work has been wildly popular and multiple-award-winning, in part because she is so irrepressibly happy and energetic, with so much joie de vivre to go around. Two were memoirs, Smiles and Sisters, and I thought they were great for pre-teens, all my kids loved them and have read them again and again. Drama started to deal just a tad more seriously with some social issues, but in Ghosts we see her most ambitio ...more
Probably my favorite book by Telgemeier so far. 3/5 stars.
Every time Raina Telgemeier releases a new graphic novel, I get super excited. Her stories are so heartfelt and honest.
‘‘Ghosts,’’ however, is a little different from her previous works. For starters, it isn’t as realistic, which I think is its main weakness. It definitely is the reason why I couldn’t give it a 5-star-rating.
I loved the culture in it, especially the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which I’ve always found quite interesting and spectacularly unique. It’s definitely the author ...more