Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost

by Vera Brosgol
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Anya's Ghost 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.

Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

Anya's Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title.

One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011.

One of Horn Book's Best Fiction Books of 2011.

Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596437135
Publisher: First Second
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 823,326
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: GN300L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated with her family to the United States as a child. She has a degree in Classical Animation and currently works as a storyboard artist at Laika, Inc. Her work can be seen in the recently released Coraline.

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Anya's Ghost 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It is probably meant to be a YA title, but I enjoyed it as an adult too. This starts off with an ordinary girl, originally, from Russia, going to high school. She falls into a well and cannot get out. Inside the well is a skeleton and a ghost girl. Ghost girl helps Anya in many ways even after she gets out of the well. But is this ghost who she claims to be? Of course not... This is when things get interesting. I would love to read a sequel to this book. The artwork is a clear and enjoyable style. I recommend this book to young adults. Be aware, though, she smokes and cuts class. Not a good role model. She is just an ordinary girl trying to fit in, and find her true self. It all works out in the end. And, she realizes that she does not need to smoke to be cool. She also finds some self respect, and decides that she does not pursue her crush when she finds out that he is a womanizer who mistreats his girlfriend. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book-- and this is coming from a pesky manga loving teenager. Basically the plot of the book is about this Russian girl, Anya, and she meets a ghost who claims her and her parents were murdered. The book moves along very quickly, so I won't mention anything more in fear that I'll give it away... I'd say the age range is... 11-16. Check it out :p you know you wanna.
niahflame More than 1 year ago
Decent graphic novel, if a little preachy. Anya is a bit of a b. and I don't get why she's so angry all the time. Because she's fat? Come on.  Nice twist at the end, but the ghost is the best part of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its really good,highly recommend this for teens
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story with a twist!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every young adult should read this phenomenally clever, yet sincere coming of age tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice art, good story, great characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book. But i would read it before younger kids do. There is smoking killing and some inapopprate pictures in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the art style, the storyline moves along really fast but i read books in a couple of days so it dosent bother me. I wouldnt reccomend this for anyone under 13 or over 20 unless the adult is still stuck in the mental teenage years or the kid is mature, overall, its one of my favorites and up there with hunger games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The graphicnovel was innovative as well as artistically fantastic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a school project for BOTB. (Battle of the books for talented and gifted groups) and thought is was an excelent read. I thought i might read it again and ended up doing so multiple times. Though i do think that due to some langauge this book is not for children of a young age or for those who find skeletons and or the paranormal frightning. This book takes the point of view of a teenage russian girl who had moved to america. She has a somewhat normal teenage life but with some very bad twists. Including the fact that she smokes, cuts classes, and hangs out with a friend that may or may not be trustworthy. Her life changed completly after an accidental fall into an abandoned well that hold secrets that should have remaind secrets forever.
colorsplash7 More than 1 year ago
Great artwork...simpleyet perfect for the purpose of story. I enjoy graphic novels in general but this is my first YA graphic novel. Very well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this book,but the only thing is I hope they put it in the nookbook soon and more like this !!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The delivery is super fast! The book was shipped from the US on 22 March and arrived at my office in Bangkok, Thailand on 24 March!! Just right before my Easter holidays! Impressive :-)
TheBooksBuzz More than 1 year ago
I've recently got into graphic novels because of my profound love for Japanese manga. I thought that this one would definitely be a great novel to start with since it's been raved about on Booktube by Jessica from priceiswong. I also love scary ghost stories and a little bit of witty humor on the side. Don't get me wrong, this graphic novel was not scary at all! It's just categorized as kind of a horror graphic novel because it focuses on ghosts and basically the dead. I really thought, for my graphic novel, this was a great one to start with! It touched about many ideals, some that aimed to teach girls not to be self-conscious about themselves... unless they wanted to be haunted by a ghost that'll ruin your life! The art was spectacular. Really beautiful with a common color scheme. Some parts of the book popped more than others, but I have no complaints. It was overall so appealing to the eye and really caught me when I first picked it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's spooky, funny, and full of heart. An excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not exactly original, but very well done. Nice art work too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a story long since it was sad story. I am feeling so sad and I was read my book. This is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads like a bad made for school movie. Looks good but is just bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago