Anya’s Ghost is the story of Anya. The teenaged daughter of a single mother, Anya’s family moved to the US from Russia just before she started school. Anya attends a private high school (the third worst in the state, according to her) where she tries her best to blend in with her all-American classmates.
In our Moon Called review, I criticized the graphic novel adaptation of the book. While rereading this volume of Sandman, I realized some of the reasons I enjoy Sandman where Moon Called fell short. For starters, this series was conceptualized as a graphic novel series. The characters and plot were designed with the format in mind. That gives it an advantage from the start, and I think it shows.