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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Insightful, moving graphic novel of sisters facing fears.

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Makenna Lynn Gordon ______________________________________________________________________________ Summary In Ghost, the primary characters are Cat and Mya and the setting is in a California. It seems like a smaller town. The rising action is Cat meets some ghost and it caused mya to get heart. The climax is that later on in the book she likes the ghost, and enjoys being around them. My claim is that in the book Ghost, the theme is yin and yang. I think this because in the beginning of the book they have to move and Cat wasn't too happy about it. Also, her sister Mya has trouble staying healthy. And they met some bad ghost and she had more trouble to stay healthy because of meeting that ghost. When she was around the ghost, the ghost would spin her around and it caused her to cough. However, towards the end of the book Cat meets nice ghosts and she enjoys it. Some people might think the theme is individual versus culture. This is because in the story there are some people that might think the ghosts are good but she was staying away from them as that's what she believed. However, yin and yang means that with good things come bad things. The reason why I think that is there's more bad and good events then standing up for herself in the book. My review I think the book ghost taught you that life can be good and bad. I really think the author put a lot of effort and thought into it because it is detailed and very long, for example Raina Telgemeier renamed a restaurant the name Double Back Burger and there’s a burger place in real life called In & Out Burger. Do you see the resemblance? I enjoyed this book a lot it was really great.

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With a light touch and a sensitive ear, this absorbing graphic novel explores issues of mortality and the possibility of life after death. Ghosts shows two sisters' different reactions to the supernatural, and the feelings of both girls are treated with respect. Author-illustrator Raina Telgemeier works her illustrative magic on both the fantastic and the mundane aspects of her story, rooting the spectral antics in a realistic setting that's both mysterious and inviting.

Ghosts advocates living life to the fullest, no matter what lies beyond it, and young readers are likely to respond well to the book's generous heart and true-to-life characters.

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