Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol -OPTIONAL
Anya is a normal teen girl –kind of unhappy with everything –her body, her friends, her lovelife, her family… When she falls into an old empty well, an unexpected friend helps to save her life. This new friend is a bit off-putting, since she is a ghost. At first she seems pretty helpful, but her help starts to become kind of ominous.
Overall I found this book to be humdrum and drab. While it was quite readable with simple characters and plots, it was so linear that it came off as boring. The artwork was monotone and plain, so very basic that it might have some trouble competing with more innovative graphic novels. I think teens would read this but its not a must have, by any stretch.
MS, HS –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.