Teen Summer Reading Spotlight: Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Anya moved from Russia to America years ago, but even though she lost weight and lost her accent, she still has a lot of trouble making friends. And then one day she has an accident that changes her life. That’s the day she meets the ghost of a girl named Emily.
After Anya falls down a well, she finds a human skeleton and then moments later she sees Emily’s ghost hovering over that skeleton. Keep in mind — that’s three traumatic incidents in a row! So is it any wonder that Anya freaks out and starts screaming? But little by little, as Anya and Emily start talking to each other, Anya starts to calm down. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’s going to learn that there are both pros and cons to being friends with a ghost.
First I’ll give you a hint about the pros: imagine what it would be like to have a friend who’s invisible!
Now I’ll give you a hint about the cons: imagine what it would be like if your new invisible friend was hiding the truth about how and why she died.
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol is a graphic novel about life, death, friendship, betrayal, and everything in between.
Be sure to visit summerreading.org to sign up for the summer reading club where you can keep track of the books you read during the summer, review the stuff you’re reading, create lists, earn badges, and design your own avatar! Check out the teen summer reading list for even more book recommendations that will make you laugh, make you think, and keep you on the edge of your seat.
- Andrea Lipinski, Kingsbridge Library