Ghosts

Ghosts

Book - 2016
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XxRitzyxX
Jun 02, 2021

Ah, yes. Raina is definitely the queen of graphic novels, in my opinion- the only book I didn't like of hers was "Drama"-- it conflicted with my moral beliefs. Anyhow, this was a good book. Definitely not as good as "Sisters" and "Smile", but good, non-the-less.

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blue_panda_3308
Apr 06, 2021

Very heart touching story! I learned a lot about Dia de los Muertos holiday. Would absolutely recommend reading this book 😁!

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mmmarrinan
Mar 23, 2021

My favorite Raina Telegemeier graphic novel. Surprisingly touching, as it addresses a child's life-threatening illness.

STPLKidsCauseway Jan 07, 2021

Cat's family is moving to a coastal town to help Cat's little sister Maya cope better with her chronic illness, cystic fibrosis. Cat must cope with losing her old friends, making new ones, and living in a town where everyone seems to be obsessed with ghosts. This graphic novel helps readers understand what it is like being the older sibling of someone suffering from a chronic illness. It also uses the Mexican culture surrounding Dia de los Muertos to tell the story of how Cat and Maya both come to terms with Maya's illness. This one is definitely a tear-jerker in the best way!

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Falak_Khan
Nov 02, 2020

I feel bad for the kid

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jenniferlethbridge
Sep 24, 2020

My child very much enjoyed this book. She said she believes most kids think it is scary, but it isn't.

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1_330
Jun 25, 2020

i love guts, sisters, ghosts, drama is dis gusting, babsiter club and ya

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bookboy_13
Feb 06, 2020

sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GRATE

Cute but emotional story. A great companion piece to read, if you enjoyed the movie Coco.

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muslimahoke
Aug 21, 2019

i love epl i get to do so many stuffs i have never done back home

loonylovesgood Jul 29, 2019

I was a bit thrown off by the supernatural element in this one, but still a lovely story. Raina Telgemeier never disappoints!

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BrookeMJ
Jul 15, 2019

I really enjoyed reading Ghosts. It was a really interesting book. I love reading graphic novels and this book was an amazing graphic novel. I give 3/5 star rating because it wasn't my favourite but it was still really good.

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LorenVB
Jul 03, 2019

This is my favourite book and we own it. I've read it so many times that it is now falling apart.

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truetreehugger
Apr 30, 2019

I LOVE this book! Its the best. If you are looking for a good graphic novel, I recommend reading this amazing graphic novel!!!!

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stuntbook
Apr 30, 2019

A wonderfully crafted story about a family moving, adjusting and embracing change. There's good morals about bonds, fun adventures, and adorable characters. Art is fantastic too! One of my favourite parts about this book is that the main character's sister has Cystic Fiberosis and she's a character that's written in a very real and charming way. I'm sure you'll love her enthusiasm. Give this book a read!

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GailBordenFan
Feb 27, 2019

This was a great book!!

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blissfull_
Jan 26, 2019

I love this book!!!its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!I wish there was another book that continues the story.I wonder if the ghost who looked like Cats grandma was actually her grandma.if u are reading this comment you should read this book!!!!My rating is 5 out of 5!since I am not Spanish it was hard to understand those Spanish words in the book.but luckily I googled the words up.

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darladoodles
Jan 14, 2019

This story has a lot of heart and so clearly communicates the conflicted emotions of an older child in a family where another child is ill. Sacrifices have to be made, like the move we see this family working through at the beginning of the story. We see the love Kat has for Maya and how afraid she is about dealing with the ramifications of cystic fibrosis. I was also surprised to find out how fully this book depicts a community that celebrates Dia De Los Muertos with such joy and passion. Will keep this one in my back pocket to recommend when we are getting close to that time of year again.

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Anita_Dickey
Oct 03, 2018

i read this book to fulfil a goal read a book set on or around halloween. this goal made me super nervous since i can't handle scary books really well. this was a children's graphic novel, so i figured i couldn't get to off track. it's actually really sweet. if you liked the movie Cocco you would like this one. it cebrates the day of the dead and our ansestors. it really was a nice story a very quick read.

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yuki2006
Aug 18, 2018

this book was really exciting to read as it had many twists and emotions. the title really lives up to its name, and I believe that Raina Telgemeir really knocked this one out of the park.

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Ami_06
Aug 14, 2018

I read this to try something new like graphic novel and it is very interesting and short it is great for beginners and can be finished in a short amount of time if read with passion

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 08, 2018

Ghost is another heartwarming graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier that I enjoyed very much. Although it is titled “Ghosts”, the ghosts are not the scary type, they are portrayed as festive and playful! This makes a nice change since ghosts are usually supposed to be spooky. I also love how this book spreads awareness about cystic fibrosis because Maya, the main character’s little sister is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Additionally, this book shows the amazing growth of the main character, Cat (short for Catrina), as she learns about her Mexican culture as well as how to adapt to the new changes going on in her life. It displays her journey of realization that her fears can be overcome and she can enjoy her life, no matter how bad she thinks it has become. 4/5
@stardkdust07 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Ghosts a book by Raina Telgemeier. I give this book a 4 out of five. I give it that simply because of its creativity in the book and how the author touches on a different holiday than Halloween. I am in love with this graphic novel because it uses a different holiday than Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I like learning about different holidays and cultures. This book is great because t has a lot of heart and meaning to it. many of the books that I read is very very simple and cut to the chase, but I find that this book takes it slow and that you're in for learning their whole life and why did this happen how did this happen and so on. this book it a very short book which I guess graphic novels can be short because of its a book with pictures. Again I have to say I love the art style that she used to find that it very her and that it is her way of drawing and I am in live wit t. Although it is so simple you can never match the artists' design. I recommend this book to any person who just wants to sit down and read a book in one day. I fell in love with this book and hope that you will too soon.
@IceCream of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Ghosts follows the story of a girl and her family as they move away from their town. They have to move because her younger sister is sick, and must be taken to a city where the air is better for her lungs. They move to a smaller city that is known for ghosts. Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday where they celebrate their loved ones who have passed on, is very popular there. While in the city, they discover many unique things. It is a very heartwarming story, and I personally enjoyed it very much. Day of the Dead has always interested me, so I thought this was a very unique story. I recommend this novel to anyone interested in Day of the Dead, and give it a 5/5. @Gummibee11 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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leileileeculham
Jul 30, 2018

Loved it! I personally love graphic novels!

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jacob_l_42
Jul 13, 2018

My sister loved this book. she also really likes the Babysitters Club graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier.

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VanessaMatelski
May 23, 2018

I haven't read much by way of graphic novels (which is probably a little weird, since I make so many comics), and this is a perfect one to begin with if you want to get into the swing of the genre. The story is touching without getting sappy, there's an interesting mystery/supernatural element that's really not creepy, and the art style fits the story and characters perfectly. All around an excellent read, and one I would highly recommend.


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