Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

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By Anna, 29 October 2017

“One minute I was me, and the next minute, I was still me, but like this.” – José

Ghosts takes place in California, where Catrina and her family are moving to Bahía de la Luna because Catrina’s little sister, Maya, has cystic fibrosis.

As they explore Bahía de la Luna, they meet one of their neighbours, Carlos, and discover that this town has ghosts. Maya wants to meet them, but Cat would rather not be involved with ghosts.

As the Día de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, a holiday where ghosts reunite with their family members, arrives, Cat must put her fear of ghosts aside and learn to appreciate the ghosts for who they are, scary or not.

I like this book because it’s meaningful and kind of sad in a way. The character that I can relate to is Maya, bubbly and cheerful. She’s a risk taker and would do anything to meet a ghost. I like how it’s written, sad in places and happy in others. I think this book is good for kids eight and above, because it has some tricky words.

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