Tuesday, November 1, 2011
by Vera Brosgol
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “Forever” part . . . Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century. Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs. Or so she thinks. (description from Amazon.com)
This was a great graphic novel!
I loved the awesome drawing style (see!!)
Anya is Russian so she's curvy, much to her dismay. I loved that the author/artist drew her that way. I loved how she was also able to make Anya's ghost transform from a scared little girl who'd been locked away for so long, into a monster that is threatening Anya's very existence!
The storyline was also exciting and a great platform to make Anya appreciate not only her life, but herself so, SO much more. A really well done book!!