Received this at BEA Chicago!!
This is my first ever experience with Raina Telgemeier… (Booo!!) Hey now! Calm it down, as least Im givng it a try. Geez!
Cat is upset that she has to leave her friends behind because her family is moving to the Northern Coast. Her sister Maya is sick with cystic fibrosis and they think the cool fresh air will benefit her health. So, off they go to Bahia de la Luna.
The town is so rich in culture that the girls decide to explore and that’s when they hear tales of ghosts that freak Cat out. The town throws a big celebration for the Day of the dead and Cats not so sure about any of it.
They meet Carlos, a friendly next door neighbor who gives ghost tours to make some money, but gives them the tour for a friend’s discount (free).
Upon the tour, they meet so many ghosts that it sucks all of Mayas good air and she has to be rushed to the hospital….
Cat must learn to embrace her fear for the sake of herself and her sister Maya.
This was such an enjoyable read. The story was right up my alley creepy without overdoing it. Cat and Mayas tale was heartbreakingly sweet that this can’t be over for these two loveable gals.
As an entire whole this is a fantastic read for young and old. You’re never too old to learn something new and love it.
Sometimes you have to let it go to actually have fun.