Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

This year I am making an effort to read more graphic novels, and I’m loving it! I tend to go off of Books and Quills recommendations a lot, because she has superb taste, and one of the books she recommended a while ago was Ghosts.

Sometimes I balk at the price of graphic novels, I think this one was £16.99 from Waterstones, but when the artwork is this beautiful it’s hard to argue with – look at that cover! The characters are so cute and squidgy- they remind me of Lilo and Stitch. 

From the blurb:

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 ghosts in Bahía 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.

Cat moves from a nice sunny town in Southern California to a cold, foggy town in Northern California. The main reason for the move is to help with her sisters health – Maya has Cystic Fibrosis and struggles to breathe. 

Cat is not happy about the move to start with, but when cute neighbour Carlos starts talking about ghosts as if they were a real thing, she starts to think she’s moved to a crazy town. 

Then Cat sees the ghosts and her world is turned upside down.

This is such an adorable book, about friendship, family, grief and love. I gave it 5/5 on Goodreads. 

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Cheerio!

Stephani Xx

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