Ghosts

Ghosts

eBook - 2016
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From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters! Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own. Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9780545540674
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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la43
Sep 01, 2017

this was probly the best book ever i loved this book so im putting it on holdand reading it 467 times happy me (:

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bella_52
Aug 14, 2017

I loved this book because I'm a quarter Mexican and I celebrate the day of the dead. I also like because it's all about facing your fears.

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bethany3077
Jun 29, 2017

Catrina Allende-Delmar, an anxious tween, is not too thrilled about moving to a new town. Bahía de la Luna is cold, windy, and foggy, but she understands that the weather there is better for her little sister Maya, who has cystic fibrosis. When her new neighbor, a boy named Carlos, tells them that the town is full of ghosts, Cat is terrified but Maya is determined to meet one! Will Maya’s wish to meet a ghost be granted? Will Cat meet a ghost? And will she, as Maya likes to say, “just go with it”?

This was another fantastic graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier. It's her usual realistic fiction but with a touch of magical realism. The illustrations are vivid and wonderfully reflect the characters’ emotions as well the the town’s blustery climate. In “A Few Notes about Ghosts” at the end of the novel, a quote from the author is a perfect summary of the novel’s overall theme: “Making peace with your ghosts is as profound as the idea of life itself. And at the end of the day, love transcends life and death.”

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catenhoope
Jun 27, 2017

This book was so good!👌🏼

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Alemacat
May 10, 2017

Raina Telgemier is one of my fave authors.❤️❤️

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SandraJN
Apr 17, 2017

NICE BOOK 👌😎

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IonaSmith
Mar 30, 2017

I love this book.

I don't know this book but my friend name Joanna read it before so I want to read it. Joanna got this book at her school that means my school too and she brought it from the school's book fair. I can't wait to read that book and see how good is it. Because I love to read books like everyone do!

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green_hare_0
Mar 01, 2017

Good for people who love drama and a good laugh. Great book overall and by far one of the best graphic novels I've come across so far.

KHCPL_Doug Feb 20, 2017

Another winner of a book from Raina Telgemeier. This time, she focuses on the relationship of two sisters, one a pre-teen uprooted from her home and friends, and the other, younger, sister who is battling cystic fibrosis. Telgemeier does a great job with the dichotomy of sisterly love and selfish desires. Cat wants to be a good sister, and realizes Maya could die from her condition. But at the same time, she wants her own friends, and her own identity. It's how Telgemeier handles this situations, with honesty and sincerity, that makes me love her books. I heard that there was some push back that they didn't feel this book represented the Latino culture very well. I married into a Latino family, and I feel it does a great job. Cat and Maya are in a family that doesn't follow the culture of their family well, but they also have a Caucasian father and a Latina mother. However, the boy next door and his family is steeped in their Mexican culture and traditions. There's actually a panel that shows their dinner table, laid out with tamales, rice, beans, and orange drink, and I remember feeling how authentic it felt as I've been at that table before. They also explore the traditions of revering family ancestors, and the spirits of those that have gone before them. As well as a wild celebration of the Day of the Dead. Everything in this book was spot-on for me and I highly, highly recommend it for people who believe in sisters and in ghosts.

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shayshortt
Dec 22, 2016

Cat’s family has just moved to Bahía de la Luna, leaving behind their life in southern California. Cat is sad to be separated from her friends, but the coastal weather will be better for her sister’s health. Maya has cystic fibrosis, and the cool seaside air may help her struggling lungs. Bahía de la Luna turns out to be haunted, and the residents of the town take living alongside ghosts for granted. This terrifies Cat, but Maya is determined to meet a ghost for herself. Unfortunately for Cat, their new neighbour Carlos knows all the best spots as the local tour guide, including the abandoned mission. In order to help her sister, Cat will have to face up to her own fears.

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skyscraperarrow12
Oct 17, 2016

ok... i decided to do this book for my book recommendation... and here's my summary...

The book, Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier is about an 11 year old girl named Catrina, or Cat, who is unhappy to leave her friends behind for Bahía de La Luna, California. Cat’s sister, Maya, is sick with cystic fibrosis. It is a disease with breathing and digesting with no cure to fix it, so their family moves to Bahía where the ocean helps her with her breathing. Cat and Maya are out on a walk, when they bump into a boy named Carlos who lets out an old secret: there are ghosts in their town. Cat wants nothing to do with them, but Maya sets her heart out to meet one. Carlos agrees to take them out on a ghost tour and Maya finally gets her chance to meet the ghosts. Then, something goes horribly wrong on their trip and Maya is quickly rushed to the hospital. Cat is now terrified that the ghosts will take her sister away. But when the time the ghosts reunite with their loved ones comes, Cat must learn to set aside her fears for her sister’s sake and for her own.

and yah... i copied some parts of the book summary... so...

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shayshortt
Dec 22, 2016

No, girls. November first. It’s a day to welcome back the spirits of the loved ones we’ve lost. I haven’t celebrated in years

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skyscraperarrow12
Oct 17, 2016

Just go with it!

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