Today we’re going to take a look at the graphic novel entitled Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol. This is a fairly new novel (published in 2011) and centers around an adolescent girl named (you may have guessed) Anya. Poor Anya is having a hard time fitting in and making friends until she fells down a well and meets an almost century old ghost. It seems like a happy ending for Anya until things get a little scary.
Neil Gaiman calls it “a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.”
It has also won numerous awards such as the 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year, School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011, Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011, and Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17).
Below I have a trailer for the graphic novel. This concept is new for me too, but in case you’re still on the fence about reading the novel, well hopefully this will help you decide!
Be sure to check out more information about our upcoming Graphic Novel Symposium happening in the library Thursday, Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.