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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Vera Brosgol does a good work in terms of artwork. Anya Borzakovskaya is awesome. Is assimilation worth giving up autonomy? Anya has worked hard at getting rid of her Russian accent and renouncing her background, all of this for the sake of assimilating better into her new environment. In the class this summer we have thus far Ms. Consider the best-selling Hunger Games. Anya’s Ghost won the Cybils literary award in the Young Adult category. As their friendship develops, Anya drifts away from her one friend at school Siobhan while Emily becomes disinterested in discovering her murderer’s identity.

I loved the drawings, I thought the story was super engrossing, and really easy to follow which isn’t always the case with graphic novels. Anya is a teenage schoolgirl with all the usual insecurities about her weight, clothes, friends, etc. It honestly felt more like a cool comic book! Spoiler alert from here onwards The ghost is ok at first and she was kind and friendly before the main character before she found out the truth about the ghost, Emily.

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Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

And then one day, Anya falls into a hole in the park and finds a skeleton. I mean, look at me. I started this book last night. One extra star for the ver and the fluid way nrosgol writing or drawing, I must say. Where does she get her ghost stuff? 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 rated this down a bit, maybe a 3.

Instead, there are just kids.

A bad one, since I like cows that have four feet. Feb 23, Deborah Markus rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only problem I ghosh with the artwork is that it looks too cartoony for this type of story, which is a horror story and usually when I think about horror stories, I think about realistic imagery.

Our biggest flaw is that we try to hide that awesomeness for god know’s why! Granted, the fact that most of them are yaoi in genre probably has something to do with it.

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Sep 22, Katiria rated it really liked it Shelves: It was okay and it left me feeling nothing. One person found this helpful. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Yeah, that cereal and those shoes are going home with me. Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol – four stars. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Dec 22, Jessica rated it it was amazing. Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers. 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. Anya rejects everything curvy and smart and Russian. This site uses cookies. Emily goes from sweet to terrifying at just the right pace.

The art, while cartoony and fairly simple, is just about perfect.

First Second June 7, Language: You can also read the review for this book and others and a whole lot of other exciting stuff on my blog here. Once there, Anya confronts and accuses Emily of trying to live vicariously through her.

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