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Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Raina Telgemeier, Ghosts, Mexico, Children, California, Family, Sisters, Cystic Fibrosis, Moving, Family Life, Graphic Novel

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Book Review


Catrina doesn’t believe in ghosts. Or that’s what she thought, until her family decided to move to northern California due to her sister Maya’s Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that affects breathing and digestion. The small town of Bahia de la Luna is full of ghosts, particularly around an abandoned Spanish Mission. The two sisters, along with their new friend Carlos, go explore and talk to the ghosts, but Maya’s health keeps on declining so she can’t attend their annual celebration for the dead. Catrina decides to go to the party, where she meets Jose, an eight-year-old ghost, and they decide to go home to talk to Maya. After Maya realizes that life after death is not too bad, and that her loved ones will always remember her, Maya's fears go away and she happily embraces the future.