Catrina moves to a new small coastal town in Northern California for the benefit of her little sister Maya, who is sick with Cystic Fibrosis. As they venture their way around their new town, they discover that there is a serious culture dedicated to ghosts. As the Day of the Dead approaches, Catrina becomes all the more fearful of what harm could come to her and her sister if they are not careful.
I can’t encapsulate how much I love Raina Telgemeier into one blog post. Having read Sisters, Drama and Smile, I was certainly not disappointed with Ghosts. She always finds a way to leave me smiling after I’ve read her work.
I adored pretty much every part of the book. The characters were sweet and realistic. Maya steals your heart, and Cat’s protection over her is exactly what you would hope it would be.
The storyline was fascinating. I loved the concept of the “Day of the Dead” and embracing the spirit world as something positive. It was a nice path to watch Cat try to come to terms with a part of who she is.
Recommendations: It’s a middle grade oriented graphic novel, but definitely appropriate for all ages and worth the read.