Anya's Ghost - Vera Brosgol

This is a strong work that seems to have autobiographical elements (a girl originally born in Russia trying to fit into America), but it really is about a somewhat awkward teen who, falling into a hole, meets and befriends a hundred year old ghost. I really liked the story and art, finding it to be a good portrayal of a young girl just trying to deal with life. One of the plot lines does not work at all (namely Sean and Elizabeth) and another only sort of does (i.e., Dima), and Neil Gaiman is incorrect as this is not "a masterpiece!" (I long to be famous enough to have my blurbs be that important), but is highly enjoyable and recommended. anya's ghost