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Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Sisters (edition 2014)

by Raina Telgemeier (Author), Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator)

Series: Smile (2)

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The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, Smile. 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 humour 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.… (more)
Authors:Raina Telgemeier (Author)
Other authors:Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator)
Info:Graphix (2014), Edition: First Edition, 208 pages
Collections:2020, Your library
Tags:comic, non-fiction, middle grade, memoir, family, sisters, series: smile

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The graphics are good like always,but it really it is bad. Terrible story that drags on and on. Skip it. ( )
  Oldsbooksrule | May 15, 2020 |
This autobiographical story Sisters is about a long summer road trip taken from San Francisco to Colorado by 16-year-old Raina and her family. Before the actual road trip begins, you see how Raina wished for a younger sister. Once her younger sister Almara was born, Raina regretted her wish. She realized that a younger sister is annoying and constantly gets in the way.

This would be a great book for talking about family relationships and the desire for personal space. ( )
  KKraemer25 | Nov 10, 2019 |
loved this! even shared bits with my husband while reading. ( )
  akbooks | Sep 12, 2019 |
This is a classic family vacation story and all that goes with it, set in a graphic novel format. The author is Raina, the older sister in the story, which is a memoir of a family reunion. The road trip from CA to CO and back has memorable moments as does the reunion itself. I don't often care for books where siblings are down right mean to each other. There's a bit of poignant connection between the sisters towards the close of the book that causes a shift towards kindness and makes the hard stuff more palatable. ( )
  DebbiePotter | Jul 23, 2019 |
Raina is excited to be a big sister. When Amara is born, things aren’t quite how she expected them to be. Her new little sister is very cranky! Even later--they get a new baby brother too! Later, when something doesn’t seem right between their parents--they understand that they need to get along as sisters. A lot of this book is told as flashbacks through the mode of a graphic novel.

I really enjoyed this book! I have a little sister so it was very funny to see the connections between the relationship between my sister and I and between the sisters in the book. I loved the illustrations and all of the humor of the main character. All of the characters were very likeable and it was easy to read. ( )
  KailiMarion | Dec 9, 2018 |
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Raina really cant wait to be a big sister when her mom announces her pregnancy. However, once Amara is born, Raina isn't what she expected from a baby sister. The two fight constantly, especially with Amara's cranky mood swings. Then, before you know it, out comes a baby brother. The two girls need to figure out how to work things out as sisters because unfortunately they are stuck with each other for awhile. The family goes on a family roadtrip from San Francisco to Colorado where the sisters learn how to find the good in being sisters.
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