Ghosts

by Raina Telgemeier | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 0545540623 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 3/21/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, March 21, 2018
I found this good-condition softcover at a local Savers thrift shop, and nabbed it for another release copy.

I love Telgemeier's work, including Sisters and Drama, and was happy with this one as well. 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!

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (5/4/2018 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

I'm adding this to the Otherworldly bookbox, which will be on its way to its next stop soon. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Taken out of the Otherworldly box.

Journal Entry 4 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, June 19, 2018
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. Some of it kind of reminded me of “Coco”, and I liked Catrina.

Journal Entry 5 by AlterEgoZoe at School of Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Thursday, October 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/4/2018 UTC) at School of Visual and Performing Arts in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Released for the You're Such an Animal and Spook-tacular October 2018 Release challenges.

When he looked up again Tas had gone. Rising to join the others, he caught sight of something small and abandoned on the floor. "Tas you forgot your pipe." He picked it up and then saw words carved into the wood he had not seen before. Find the music, find the magic.
"Did you carve this?"
Tas did not turn. "Yes," he said, reluctantly. "I have to leave it."
"But, Tas, why?"
Tas squared his shoulders as though firming some resolve. But still he did not turn. "Because the shepherd said that it could only be used once. Thats why I can't get the pipe to play that song-or any song. I've used the magic." He took a deep breath and went on. "And he said that once I found the magic I had the pass the pipe on." he paused and then he did turn, a scamp's humor in his long brown eyes. "It's going to be a long winter. I'm going to leave it here for someone else to find."
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Journal Entry 6 by 71crazypony at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, October 08, 2018
Found this book in the "free for the reading" pile at my local Drama Class, and was so excited! Wonderful book and I hope to be releasing it soon for another lucky soul to enjoy!

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