Release Date: June 7th, 2011
Read: July, 2015
Publisher: First Second
Format: Paperback, 221 pages
Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part.
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.
The first thing that caught my attention was the gorgeous art style. Then I actually read the description and had to know the full story.
There's the beautifully flawed main heroine, Anya. She's got curves, attitude, and a need to fit in and be what everyone else is. She's so believable and real that everyone can relate to her in some way.
As plots go, this one is pretty simple, but the few plot twists that it does have sets the book apart from other YA ghost novels. (Are there many of those?)
I'd definitely read it again and again, even if it's only for Anya and the art style.
"I'm enough like you to know how you feel. Wanting how others look, what they have, who they have! Everyone else's life seems so much easier." -Anya (Page 207)
"I don't think american boys really go for girls that look like rich men." -Anya (Page 4)
Read if you like:
Ghosts, teen problems, mystery, getting spooked
Optimistically yours, Ola <3