Anya is a high school girl trying to fit in like most high school girls do. She goes to a private school full of rich white kids but she immigrated from Russia when she was only 4. She spent most of her early years getting bullied for being overweight and poor and having an accent, and has done everything she can to overcome the stigma. Finally she is normal; she doesn’t exactly fit in, but she has a friend and people generally leave her alone.
One day she is out in the woods and calls down a well, meets a ghost, gets saved, and makes best friends with the Ghost. Having a best friend is great for while but them things turn. This is the story of meeting someone who embodies what you thought you wanted to be and realizing that maybe that isn’t what you want to be after all. It’s the story we’ve all experienced at one point or another
I love Anya. Her character is so believable and real. She easily could be a nerd or an outcast, but she isn’t. And although she isn’t without her teenage insecurities, she is a strong female lead. Her school isn’t your typical high school – there are no cliques, but there are still the token characters. No one is perfect; even those that appear to be so on the surface.
Can you tell I loved this book? And I read it in an hour. I want to read more graphic novels.