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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Not what I was expecting! 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. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

cera Anya is a typical American teenager. I asked them today what was their favorite book so far and there were a range of answers, but by far the ghosf so far overall is Anya’s Ghost, and our pretty lively discussion bolstered their claims and convinced me it was better than I had rated it. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Mar 16, Nadia Awadi rated it vhost liked it.

I am a huge Neil Gaiman fan and would read almost anything he recommends. Oh and yeah… page ? Add both to Cart Add both to List. Her vulnerability is endearing and her spiky personality is charming. Jul 27, Pooja rated it it was amazing Shelves: I asked them today what was their favorite book so far and there were a range of answers, but by far the favorite so far overall is Anya’s Ghost, and our pretty lively discussion PS: She prefers to illustrate events rather than use dialogue in her comics.


Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Buy the selected items together This item: Original review- Fresh from the pages of Anya’s Ghost, I can honestly say that this book is a great read! A girl named Anya, high school shenanigans, and, of course, a ghost. Vega all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Granted, the fact that most of them are yaoi in genre probably has something to do with it. After failing to make Anya popular and happy, Emily becomes manipulative and controlling, leading Anya to discover the truth about Emily’s death. Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers.

Anya feels inadequate in the preppy American private school her single mom pays for her using the child support money she receives. But I still haave some questions hanging like: I think that I fell in love with Anya on about page two. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Brosgol has created less simplistic, hence more fascinating characters. The characters are great, brosvol. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A new friend–even a ghost–is just what she needs.

With an attitude and aptitude reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi Persepolis who likewise conveyed the particulars of an immigrant adolescence, Brosgol has created a smart, funny and compassionate portrait of someone who, for all her sulking and sneering, ghowt the kind of daughter many parents would like to have.

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Not necessarily pretty, such as the ones in, say, the Koibitogokoro seriesbut not ugly either. I got this one wrong! Although I read my fair share of graphic novels i. She has even lost her accent and yet her life is anything but easy. It was a quick read that I had been looking forward to for months now. And the art does a fantastic job of conveying the humor of the story, as well as the eerie shenanigans going on behind the scenes.


A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.

Just the fact that this book is a YA graphic novel makes my heart soar with joy. This is more for teens and I think I just chose a wrong book for me. The art, while cartoony and fairly simple, is just about perfect. There are no jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, skaters, goths, or loadies in evidence here. Anushka or Anya is just a normal girl we have seen in every other movies.

Having worked on Kazu Kibuishi ‘s Flight comics, Brosgol contacted his talent agent Judith Hansen who had agreed to look at the work of anybody involved.

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Less than an hour later, I’m at the last page and officially have a new favorite YA graphic novel.

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One extra star for the ending and the fluid way of writing or drawing, I must say. How did Emily change her look after a few days? Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Retrieved from ” https: There’s only so much ” haaaawt!!

This was one unique and spooky story that really made me have a greater appreciation for horror stories although I already had a huge obsession with those types of stories! Emily goes from sweet to terrifying at just the right pace.