OUT NOW! All Vera wants to do is fit in—but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send . Anya’s Ghost, Vera Brosgol’s debut graphic novel, starts out as a simple young adult story about a girl who’s having a hard time fitting in at. Anya Borzakovskaya is one frustrated, grouchy teenager. She’s embarrassed by her Anya’s Ghost. Vera Brosgol. Roaring Brook/First Second.

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I was surprised by what Brosgol did with what could have been a terribly cliched device. Brosgol builds up our trust in the character and then quickly tears it down — and this is all done with the perfect balance of dialogue and images. I loved the art: Emily looked like she had blood flowing out of her eyes. Andy and Barbara Muschiettidirector and producer of the horror film Mamabought the film rights to Anya’s Ghost in It was a quick read that I had been looking forward to for months now.

Very original and innovative story! Mar 26, Amalia Gavea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Amalia by: If it’s difficult for you to see how the characters change drastically, just in a blink of an eye, in any book, if this change troubles you, leaving you thinking how,when,why then this is the book for you.

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I don’t know why she hated herself, her mom, her friend and people who actually try to be nice to her. Anya Borzakovskaya is the daughter of a Russian immigrant.

Just the fact that this book is a YA graphic novel makes my heart soar with joy. Review quote “Anya’s Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature hhost of comics. But I like that when the time comes, she finds the courage veera do the right thing. Aug 26, David Schaafsma rated it really liked it Shelves: She wants to stay fit, get the most popular guy from school, live a balanced life, wants to be around brosgl in this foreign country and when someone makes a poor joke, she doesn’t take it long to get frowned.


Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. Eventually, at any rate. Consider the best-selling Hunger Games. Anya’s Ghost won the Cybils literary award in the Young Adult category.

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In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. Or so she thinks. I read this a couple years ago and gave it five stars, thought it was amazing, hadn’t read anything at this level that was this good, but now, having read a lot more YA Graphic Novels, I brosbol this down a bit, maybe a 3.

The characters are great, too. And that hot guy? She was running anay the killer when she fell down the well.

Once there, Anya confronts and accuses Emily of trying to live vicariously through her. I love how Veea cult Very original and innovative story!

Description Anya could really use a friend. What made me feel uncomfortable about this book: This graphic novel by Vera Brosgol comes across, at least initially, as a typical teen coming-of-age story. What I loved about this comic: View all 29 comments. She gets by just fine in school, but her mother is always pressuring her to eat more, make some nice new friends, go to church, etc.


Anya’s Ghost

As if it being five o’clock on a Friday of a three day weekend isn’t exciting enough, I found a blue library envelope on my doorstep this afternoon with a brand spanking new copy of Anya’s Ghost inside.

When Anya returns home, the finger bone is missing. It’s definitely one of those coming to age type book, growing up fro experience type of books but in a fictional and illustrated way. Anya’s Ghost is a coming-of-age [4] [5] ghost story [6] in graphic novel format.

Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol – four stars 2 14 Sep 20, I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan and would read almost anything he recommends. Start reading Anya’s Ghost on your Kindle in under a minute. Wanted it to be more creepy.

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I’m talking Golum “my precious” impersonation inspiring gorgeous. Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. It also had a great message about how we never know and understand fully what others are thinking or gbost they are going through.

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Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of I feel like the ghost was the only character in this story that actually had some personality.