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Friday, January 9, 2015

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
"Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also 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 later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed Telgemeier's previous book Drama and was excited about reading more from her. This is a companion book to her debut Smile, though you don't need to have read that to read and understand this. It's such a quick, fun read that really shows the dynamics of family and sibling relationships extremely well. There's some great humor and poignancy in this graphic novel and it's really easy to relate to Raina and Amara as they deal with each other, their new baby brother and parental issues.

Overall, another fantastic book from Telgemeier. I plan on going back and reading Smile, and continuing to keep an eye out for future books from her.

FTC: Borrowed book from library. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. It may just be me, but I think your review is missing. ^_^

    I really loved this one - Raina is a great author.

    1. Ugh, I know. It's just not there. It accidentally posted and I still need to write the review- my weekend has been filled with working a lot and me being sick, so haven't been up for it. I will be doing it tonight or tomorrow though. I'm getting so bad at blogging.