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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.

Hardcover, 256 pages
Published on September 13, 2016 by GRAPHIX
ISBN-10: 0545540615
ISBN-13: 9780545540612
458 Book Reviews
  • moonlight2011
    moonlight20119 months55 stars
    i finished this book about 2 years ago, but i read it again and i still really like it! :-)
    • gomaat18
      gomaat189 months55 stars
      I think this book is so good that I need students to read this book. It is very scary,funny,and sad story.
      • sprizz
        sprizz9 months55 stars
        I loved this book. I had just finished reading "Smile" and "Sisters" and then I decided to read this. As soon as I read the first page, I knew that I had made a good choice. This book is based on a family of four; a Mom and Dad, an elder sister and a younger sister. The younger sister has a type of sickness where she can't breathe very well where there is dust. And, every night, she has to put on a mask that keeps circulating air through her lungs. When they have to move, the parents don't want to, but it will be very beneficial for the whole family. Once they reach there, the elder sister makes new friends but doesn't want to be embarrassed by her sister. Don't worry, though. She takes her out when she has time. One day while exploring, they find an arcade. They go inside and find a boy. About the elder sister's age. Right from when they go in, the elder sister doesn't want the boy near her sister. Then, the boy shows them around. While going around, younger sister goes somewhere else while the elder sister is looking around. Therefore, the older sister doesn't notice. When she finally finds her sister, she finds the boy with her and they are dancing around with ghosts. When the sister shouts to get her sister out of there, the ghosts turn into dust. When that happens, the little sisters sickness occurs. She needs oxygen quick! When she gets home, she puts her sister's oxygen mask on and tells her parents what had happened. She is so mad at they boy, that she yells at him and tells him to never come near her sister again. Near the end, they bond together because of a festival that is very special to many people that are from Mexico. It is a festival where they meet the spirits of the loved ones that they lost. The elder sister finally finds out that the boy is not a bad influence on a younger sister. She lets him be around her younger sister and they soon become best friends. All three of them. Because of the story, this book deserves that rating I gave it. A 5/5! Have a great time reading and enjoy.
        • keiriv
          keiriv9 months55 stars
          this book is about this girl that takes her sister in a walk and they went to this arcade and saw someone there and rushed out expect the sister she is to young they made friends (expect cat).we just moved in .at the end its diffrent
          • hanukofan
            hanukofan9 months55 stars
            i love this its amazing this is a good book for people who need to face their fears
            • lily122
              lily12210 months55 stars
              it is cool because I like when Maya and Cat are good sisters forever and ever. they moved into the red house and then Cat went to school and meet a new friend in the bathroom. and then they went to the place called Baja de la Luna California. and then Cat and Maya went to the neighbors house to go over for dinner. You should read this book you will LOVE it!!!
              • nonugasa-159568776996
                its great
                • vlog123
                  vlog12310 months11 star
                  it was bigbook worm
                  • audrey_1234
                    audrey_123410 months55 stars
                    I really like this book! *GHOSTS* Catrina aka cat and her family are moving to the coast of Nothern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea.
                    • bigbookworm
                      bigbookwormabout 1 year55 stars
                      Amazing book! *WARNING:CONTAINS SPOILERS!* Catrina (aka Cat) and her family move to California. Everyone says there are GHOSTS there!Also there is this boy named Carlos, who is friend to Maya and later, Catrina. Then, Cat realizes there is such thing as ghosts because she SEES one! On the Day of the Dead, Cat goes to a party and meets many ghosts, and understands that not all are terrible or scary. Want the details? Then read the book! I also like that the book turns something origanaly scary (ghosts) and turns it into something not scary.