From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Drama, and Sisters!
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.
Raina Telgemeier has masterfully created a moving and insightful story about the power of family and friendship, and how it gives us the courage to do what we never thought possible.
If you follow the Platypires, you know that diversity is big thing with us, and I was so pleased to find that this book has just that!
Next, the artwork. It was just amazing! The graphics were simple yet elegant, and really kept the kids' attention throughout.
And the story. I mean, they loved it. My 11 year old son has already re-read this book this week and keeps asking if there's a second one haha. He likes to read, but this is the first time he's ever re-read a book so quickly, and he doesn't usually talk about them this much!
This book was an all around win for my family!
Bob says: 5 Platypires because that's as high as I can go!