Title: Anya’s Ghost
Author: Vera Brosgol
Original Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Original Price: $9.99 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 240
Starkiller Rating: ★★★★✫
Quick Synopsis: Anya falls down a well and befriends a ghost, only to realize her new ghost friend she might be more trouble than she’s worth.
Maybe tiny Spoilers ahead?
Ugh. I’d like to start off by saying: Vera Brosgol is my idol. She hasn’t always been. In fact, I only recently heard about her but holy smokes. I love her. The art in this is so absolutely adorable! It almost reminds me of a cross between Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. The characters are more rounded off but also kind of noodley. I love it. Chubby faces, Anya’s thick legs, Sibohan’s gangly arms. I just can’t with this art. It’s too much. Too much cute for one book.
Brosgol’s portrayal of high school is spot on too. The hot guy who seems so nice just wants something else. The perfectly beautiful, smart, popular girl is actually just as, if not more, fucked up than the “losers” It’s a work of art in its own. It’s great. It’s better than great. Ugh, and Emily is such an unsuspecting character. She tells this incredibly sad story that gets you to feel for her. She’s so sweet and soft in the beginning only to become so utterly creepy.