by Vera Brosgol
Oh my goodness, what a DELIGHTFUL and spooky little tale. Perfect for youngsters who might otherwise be too tender for the REALLY scary things- and perfect for those of us who just enjoy a creepy tale of ghosts and people who come into contact with them.
For me, the best part about this story, is that it begins with a girl... and it ENDS with a girl.
This is to say, our heroine is the focus of our ghost story, not the ghost itself!
I know, I know, no one can say enough about Neil Gaiman when he slaps his name on anything, but Vera Brosgol has done an AMAZING job of capturing what it is like to grow up an immigrant... and a teenager... and just feeling 'different'. Her story is set before us, and we eat it up page by page, with our own hopes for the characters within it.
I was delighted!
Good stuff, there!