Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

I don't usually read graphic novels, they just aren't my thing. I also don't really watch cartoons (anime). Anya's Ghost is a manga, and it was actually pretty good. I didn't go in expecting much, but I think there is a lesson to be learned.

Anya is the daughter of a Russian immigrant who struggles at a private school. She wants to fit in, but because of her background it makes it difficult. She doesn't use her real name outside of her home because it embarrasses her; it's Annushka Borzakovskaya. She doesn't like going to church because of how "Russian" it is. She has one close-ish friend, Siobhan, who teases her a lot and encourages her to smoke and skip class. Generally, she hates her life... until she falls down a well; that's when she meets Emily.

I feel like there is a moral to this story; love yourself, be true to yourself, and respect your heritage. Also, don't fall down wells and bring crazy ghost girls home.


  1. You know, my daughter just dragged me to an anime expo and I picked up a manga trilogy and its quite good. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I liked it a lot. :)
    Edge of Your Seat Stories

    1. What's the name of the manga trilogy, I am interested in checking out another one. It's fun branching out from my normal genre.