Article Title



Jessica Bess


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Multicultural, Diverse

Document Type

Book Review


Catrina knows that moving to the salty-aired coast will help her sister Maya, who has cystic fibrosis, but moving is still hard. The homesickness that Cat feels is soon overshadowed when she meets their neighbor, Carlos, who informs her of the town’s secret: it’s full of ghosts. Despite her disbelief, Cat is dragged along on Maya and Carlos’s ghost hunts. Cat is shocked when they actually find ghosts but is left feeling guilty when the ghosts make Maya’s condition flare up. Since Maya is now too sick to attend the Dia De Los Muertos festivities, Cat and Carlos bring a special guest home to cheer her up.