Author: Raina Telgemeier
Series: N/A Expected Publish Date September 13, 2016
Recommended for: 8th – 12th grade
Call Number/Link: GN TEEN
Synopsis: Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahía de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister’s sake — and her own.
Opinion: I was asked to review an ARC copy of this book for my library. I thought it was quite good. Nice to see that there is going to be an interesting graphic book about Dia de los muertos. This book is well written and respectful of the topic. I really liked the ways in which they explained the spirits though the ending is a bit different. A must read if wanting to know more about the topic but definately meets a fans expectation of great visual quality at the level of a teen. I would recommend for middle and high school readers.