Anya’s ghost

anyaI’ve had Anya’s Ghost on my want-to-read list pretty much since it came out three years ago, and finally I requested it from the library and fetched it from the hold shelf.  It’s a lovely piece of work, a beautifully constructed YA graphic novel.  I really like Vera Brosgol’s management of the line (that’s sort of a poetry term but of course I mean it in the visual sense)–her visual characterization of the ghost, Emily, and how it’s the ghost version of the style she establishes for describing the non-fantastic, concrete, real and often emotionally oppressive world Anya lives in. Here’s the trailer for the book, which gives you a nice glimpse of it all: 

 

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