Sisters, Paperback
4 out of 5 (16 ratings)

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The companion to Raina Telgemeier's bestselling graphic memoir, SMILE.

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected...or hoped.

Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby and mostly prefers to play by herself.

Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years but when a baby brother enters the picture and their parents' relationship starts to struggle, they realize they must figure out how to get along.

They are sisters, after all.

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Raina Telgemeier tells the story of a summer she traveled to a family reunion with her mother, sister and brother. Flashbacks show how her family has changed and her memories.

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4

Raina Telgemeier is known for her popular graphic novels and memoir for youth. Like its companion Smile, Sisters by Raina Telgemeier weaves together a humorous, relatable story. In this case, the plot unfolds during a family road trip from California to Colorado. Having grown up in a family who took car vacations in a Volkswagon Beetle, I could relate to the experience of traveling with siblings.Telgemeier’s use of present-day narrative combined with flashbacks keeps the reader constantly engaged in this quick read. The illustrations are clean and easy to follow, while the dialog is realistic and light. Smile is perfect for the target audience and is likely to encourage even reluctant readers to look for Telgemeier” earlier works.I had the opportunity to see Raina Telgemeier do a Reader’s Theater excerpt from this book at ALA in Las Vegas. It was hilarious! I highly recommend both the book and the author!

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4

A charming book about how the fantasy of having siblings differs from the reality. As a five-year-old, Raina wants nothing more than to have a little sister; when she finally gets one (and eventually, a little brother, too), her life is turned upside down._Sisters_ manages to do a lot in a relatively short space: it captures the high (and low) points of the years leading up to the present-day story, a family road trip in a VW bus from California to Colorado. The details in the road-trip story are beautifully rendered, both narratively and visually. Especially affecting are the scenes at the Colorado family reunion, where 14-year-old Raina finds she dosn't fit in with the little kids or the teenagers, either. Telgemeier really captures the loneliness of this stage well.And the final story, the one that improbably brings the family together, is really funny and totally believable. It ends the book on the perfect note of momentary happiness and calm in the midst of what is otherwise a pretty stressful time in the family's life. Can't wait to read her other graphic novels!NOTE: I received this book as a free eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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4

Enjoyable, as were the previous two. Pretty much captured the sisterly dynamic! I think Drama is probably my favorite, but I will be recommending this to my middle school friends.

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3

I don't have a lot to say about this. It's for a younger audience than Telgemeier's previous two books and not anywhere near as good. An enjoyable but mediocre story of the dynamics between typical sisters. This is again biographical like the author's first book, Smile, and takes place concurrent with it as well. The girls learn a few things about their family and themselves but the only real plot of mention is that of a pet snake that escapes. Not bad, but only fair to middling compared to the author's previous work.

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