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.
Ghosts! Who would have ever thought ghosts would be so cute and you would want to meet them and make friends with them?!
I like all the characters (even the ghosts and the mute spirits!) especially Maya, the character with cystic fibrosis. She’s so lively, lovely and the best little-miss-sunshine!
And I could relate so much with her bigger sister, Catrina, who is always struggling to be the responsible one and who is such an introvert trying to get along with everyone.
Cat and Maya’s relationship is extremely heart-warming and honest. They truly care for one another and not only because they both know they’re not going to be sisters for ever. Plus Maya, although she is very sick, keeps her smiles on at all times; I found her to be tremendously brave.
The themes explored make this a memorable graphic novel I think anyone looking for an original and atmospheric story should read. And it’s so masterfully illustrated you’ll want to keep it for ever. Telgemeier’s bold colors, superior visual storytelling, and unusual subject matter will keep readers engaged and unable to put down this compelling tale