Book cat: Life is good!
by Raina Telgemeier | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0545540623 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 10/1/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, October 01, 2016
I love Telgemeier's work, including Sisters and Drama, and nabbed this one as soon as I saw it in Barnes and Noble. It's about young Catrina, who isn't pleased that her family has uprooted her to move to the northern California coast in hopes that the climate will be better for her little sister's cystic fibrosis. (The story deals realistically with this incurable illness, showing its impact on the family but also the ways in which everyone learns to cope.)

That isn't Catrina's only problem; it seems the town they've moved to has a fond tradition of Day of the Dead celebration, with an all-too-literal relationship with the ghosts of their lost loved ones. And Catrina's scared of ghosts... Luckily she makes a friend who's very patient with her mood swings and fears, and gradually she learns to accept her new community - including the ghosts!

Lots of charming friends-and-family dynamics here, with all the ups and downs. There are plenty of cultural notes, especially regarding the Day of the Dead. And one especially energetic and cheerful young ghost turns out to have the key to Catrina's most secret fears, those about losing her sister.

Lovely story with unexpected depth. Excellent!

Released 2 yrs ago (10/1/2016 UTC) at Little Free Library, Adams playground in Peterborough, New Hampshire USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library in the playground (and near a wonderful toothy stone dinosaur-head!) at around 2:45 or so; hope the finder enjoys it!

*** Released as part of the 2016 You're Such an Animal release challenge. ***

*** Released as part of the 2016 Spooktacular Halloween release challenge. ***

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