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The Girl and the Ghost de Hanna Alkaf

The Girl and the Ghost (edição: 2020)

de Hanna Alkaf (Autor)

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Título:The Girl and the Ghost
Autores:Hanna Alkaf (Autor)
Informação:HarperCollins (2020), 288 pages

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The Girl and the Ghost de Hanna Alkaf


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This was the book I didn’t know I needed last night. I’m not from Malaysia but there are enough similarities between Malaysia and its neighbor Singapore for me to feel at home when I was reading this. I couldn’t sleep last night and while a ghost story wasn’t exactly what I was looking for at that moment, the library ebook was due in a couple of days. So The Girl and the Ghost it would be then

The ghost is a pelesit, a dark spirit who takes the form of a grasshopper to stay hidden. His master, a witch, dies and he has to find a new master. The witch had told him a pelesit needs a master to control his craving for destruction and chaos. As he is bound by blood, the new master has to be of the same blood. And so it is to be Suraya. Suraya is a lonely child, her father is dead and her mother withdrawn.

“Maybe that was what she was. The durian of friends. Maybe people would learn to like her one day. Maybe she just had to meet the right ones.”

So quickly she and Pink become inseparable. But Pink’s dedication to her has a dark side as he lashes out relentlessly at those who bully her, then takes an even darker turn when she makes her first real friend.

It was a dark and endearing read, full of the sights and sounds and smells of Malaysia. It was a beautiful and emotional tale of friendship and family. It made me long for home and made me tear up as I thought of my family and wished I could be there for them, especially this week, with the passing of my grandmother ( )
  RealLifeReading | Jan 7, 2021 |
When Suraya's grandmother dies, the pelesit she created finds her and binds to her. She dubs him Pink, and he keeps her company throughout a lonely childhood. But when Suraya makes friends with Jing, the new girl at school, Pink becomes furiously jealous, setting off a chain reaction that puts in place his own eventual demise. Jing and Suraya skip school to return Pink to where he came from - all the while avoiding the pawang, who wants to add Pink to his collection of captured demons and ghosts - and Suraya learns more about her family history.

The language, food, and lore reflect the Malaysian setting, while the girls' friendship is universal.

See also: The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Bob by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass, Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King


But big moments don't come with price tags, and Pink would have no idea how much this moment cost him until much later. (67)

It was easy. He just let all his anger and his jealousy and his hurt and his pain lead the way. (106)

...a hole ripped in the canvas of reality. (108)

You will find, child, that there are many monsters in this world who hide their darkness beneath a mask of piety. (Pink to Suraya, 147)

...she did not care about being liked. Some people are like that. (190)

...the most beautiful blooms come from the darkest soil. (Pink to Suraya, 226)

Nobody is ever really ready for goodbye. But sometimes you need to bid farewell to the things holding you back so that you can move forward. (Pink to Suraya, 231)

"But Mama, broken mothers raise broken daughters." (Suraya to Mama, 272)

But nobody is meant to live their whole lives hanging on to ghosts. (Pink to Mama, 273) ( )
  JennyArch | Jan 2, 2021 |
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