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Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A True StoryRaina 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, when somethingThree weeks. Two sisters. One car. A True StoryRaina 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, when something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all....

Title : Sisters
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ISBN : 9780545540605
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Sisters Reviews

  • LolaReviewer
    2019-05-08 04:02

    Raina and Amara's relationship:This is a companion novel to Smile, which I really liked and absolutely recommend. What is great about these works is that they’re based on true events that the author herself lived when she was a teenager.It’s mainly about her (Raina) and her sister’s (Amara) relationship and how they overcome their differences, given that they both have different personalities and centers of interest - and this is bound to create tensions.The plot isn't extremely complex, and it does feel familiar, but in my opinion this is where its charm comes from, seeing that it's very easy to understand what we see and connect with the characters because this is something many of us have experienced before. Raina is a character you will easily love and her sister one you will easily despise. At first, at least. She was a monster when she was younger, but in many ways cute and funny. Luckily, she undergoes a noticeable character development.When I was a kid, I kept wanting a sister to play with, exactly like Raina. I wanted to share the kind of relationship we see sisters share on TV, for example in the Charmed TV show (which is one of my favourites). Well, I only ever had my brother. But that's okay, since regardless of the fights we have, I wouldn’t switch my brother for a sister. Ever.This graphic novel will appeal to a lot of readers, especially children and people who want to read a cute family-themed story. Very recommended.Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  • Saru (Queen of Bookland)
    2019-05-10 04:08

    A 2nd book?

  • Nat
    2019-05-10 23:01

    Telgemeier's books just keep getting better and better in my eyes. My third read, Sisters, in particular resonated with me because of the main notion of sisterhood and its complications/ joys. Also, shoutout to my local library for holding a copy of this graphic novel. I initially picked it up for my little sister, but ended up enjoying it myself in one sitting just before she came home from school.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.I was incredibly pumped to see what my little sister would think about this read, since it's the perfect visual example of what I felt like during those years before her birth. The whole notion of nagging and begging your mom for a little sister really resonated with me. And then, funnily enough, when the baby finally (and thankfully) arrives, you're hit with the realization that newborns can't play with you just yet.Another note I loved was the combination of road trips with family and summer vibes thrown in here. Oh, and the art!! We have tons of stunning visuals on a wide range of colors. And I still don’t have the vocabulary to explain how great it is, so here are some examples:Update: My sister ended up reading Sisters twice back-to-back because of how enjoyable it was.All in all, I'm so glad that I got to share this book with the two most important people in my life. I definitely recommend this as a compelling, joyful, and quick summer read. I want more like it in my company.Note: I'm an Amazon Affiliate. If you're interested in buying Sisters, just click on the image below to go through my link. I'll make a small commission!This review and more can be found on my blog.

  • Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽
    2019-05-09 02:23

    This is a review with my daughter, who got this book from her school library. She chose 4 stars because she "really liked it." She thought it was funny. Her favorite character was Amara. One of her favorite scenes was when they got the snake. :)She is not really big on reading (YET). So when she likes a book, I have to make a big deal out of it. She especially liked it because it "looks like a comic." Here are a couple panels from the graphic novel-style book.It's basically about an older sister who gets a younger sister, but her expectations aren't met because they are really different, and she has to learn to adapt to her younger sister's personality. :)You have lots of typical sisterly fights, the older one gets her own room, but then the younger one gets to pick a pet and she picks a snake.Quote:Raina (the older sister): You ever feel like you just don't fit in?"Amara: "All the time. The difference between you and me is, I don't care."Raina likes to dance, play dress up, while Amara is a bit more... rough and tumble style. She says she can't wait to read Drama. I might actually get this kid into a bookstore! Woo-hoo! LOL

  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2019-05-01 23:57

    4.5 stars! Raina and Amara are sisters. Raina used to beg her parents for a younger sister, until one day she finally got her wish. From almost day one the two are polar opposites and do not get along very well. As the family goes on a road trip to Colorado, Raina flashes back to memories of growing up, giving back story on the complicated and sometimes frustrating relationship between the two girls. But although the two do not get along, they begin to try and compromise, because they are family.This is a book easily devoured in one sitting. For a subject such as sibling dynamics it is wildly entertaining, and I found myself chuckling quite a few times. The plot is very basic yet works extremely well; the sibling dynamic is what makes the book so funny even if the reader doesn’t have a sister. The graphics are really well done, some of them more detailed than others but all wonderful. Told from the perspective of Raina, it’s easy for the reader to find Amara incredibly annoying, although at times I felt really bad for her because she seemed to be misunderstood and had a very difficult time expressing herself in a calm way. It was nice to see a family dynamic and how certain events affect the family as a whole, such as the father losing his job and how the children react to it. There was also the added maybe of the parents leaning toward a divorce which was never explicitly cleared up and it would have been nice to know if they were. This is a book that can be enjoyed by all ages, and a very quick and fun read.

  • Eve
    2019-04-26 04:15

    I've been waiting for the publication of this book since I read Telgemeier's previous graphic novel Smile. This one picks up soon after the previous book, and centers around a family road trip from San Francisco through the Colorado Rockies for a family reunion. Throughout the book, Telgemeier sheds light on the complicated relationship between herself and her younger sister, Amara, which is sort of hinted at in the earlier book.I especially liked how the author was able to journey back from present to past using different colored panel backgrounds in order to lay the groundwork for the two sisters. Like I said before, I just really, really admire Telgemeier's art style. In its own way, it's a modern twist on a vintage style of comics. Add to that the fact that this series is autobiographical, it is such a unique way to share family history. I highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Erica
    2019-05-03 01:57

    Wow.I love this story so much, it almost makes me cry.Almost.It's a simple story. A mom, her two daughters and one son drive from San Francisco to Colorado Springs for a family reunion. Dad flies out separately.There's road tripping and camping, something predominant in my own childhood. There's family fighting, there's a Walkman, there are Strawberry Shortcake dolls and cousins who are too cool and too many little children running around. There's a rogue snake and Dinosaur National Monument. There's the tension between sisters as one grows up but the other matures, as one gets her own room and the other gets stuck with the little brother, as one tunes out the world and the other is overwhelmed by all the things in the world.I recognized everything. Every little thing. I'll bet I could even find the house in Colorado Springs where Aunt Mary and cousin Lindsey lived.This is a middle grade (juvenile) graphic novel about a girl who is in the summer between middle school and high school, who is bothered by her family, and who doesn't really pay attention to what's going on around her. It's also about her sister.Despite it taking place in the late 80's and early 90's, it's still accessible to people in this stage of transition as well as to oldest and middle siblings. It would probably be pretty enjoyable to their parents, too.If my sister were on Goodreads, I'd recommend this to her. Actually, I'll probably just buy her a copy. She'll love it as much as I.

  • Greta
    2019-04-23 01:57

    Two bickering sisters, and a little brother to add to the fun. Graphic memoir, more aimed at teenagers and young adults I suppose, but I enjoyed it anyway. Funny and cute and will bring a smile to your face, unless you absolutely hate children.

  • Kelli
    2019-04-25 00:07

    I need to learn how to post a picture here from Dropbox but on the iPad. If I can post it, there will be no words required for my review because it is artwork my daughter had done for a school project. She chose this book because she is inspired by Raina Telgemeir and after reading this, it is easy to see why. This graphic memoir includes real issues that affect everyone: sibling rivalry, how age gaps affect the sibling relationship, parental conflict, and my personal favorite...fear of snakes. A fun, often funny look at the evolution of the relationship between two sisters presented through engaging illustrations and with a king snake thrown in! Raina Telgemeir owns this market. 4 stars

  • Sean-Wyn
    2019-05-06 23:10

    I actually liked this one better than Smile, maybe because I could relate to the whole sister thing more. 4 stars.

  • Julie
    2019-05-22 06:00

    Our middle child's recent actions have officially declared her a tween, and part of this declaration has involved her turning her back on almost all picture books and early chapter reads. We are now coming home with stacks of graphic novels from the library, and some of them are almost painful to read. Well, painful for me.We are only three weeks into our summer vacation, and if it weren't for the near-miracle of Cece Bell (El Deafo) and this genius, Raina Telgemeier, I'm not sure I'd be able to keep including myself in these mother/daughter reads.Bless you, woman. Five stars: both daughter and mother agree. For now.

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-04-30 21:56

    Sisters isn't an extraordinary or original story, but it's one that every reader who has ever had a sibling can relate to, not to mention the brilliant and unique graphic artwork that follows it.

  • Steph
    2019-05-19 06:25

    I am really impressed by this book - Sisters strikes a perfect balance between adorably cute and solemnly heartfelt. Telgemeier’s art is wonderful, and her story is strong. Sisters captures the difficulty of being a kid, and the frustrations and joys of family. It’s funny and it’s sweet and it’s poignant - I highly recommend Sisters.Thank you to NetGalley and Scholastic for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

  • Liviania
    2019-05-08 06:13

    Raina Telgemeier's SMILE is hugely successful, critically acclaimed, and basically everyone was excited when news of a companion graphic memoir broke. SISTERS is about (surprise surprise) Raina's relationship with her sister Amara. Raina wished for a sister, but the reality wasn't quite what she hoped.SISTERS moves smoothly back and forth in time, the borders of the panels helping mark flashbacks. The bulk of the action takes place on a family road trip to Colorado. Raina, Amara, their mother, and brother are all in a car (kind of old and broken down), while their father is flying. Between each "present" section is a flashback to the family growing - sister, brother, pets, and all that comes with.Some of the darker developments might surprise younger readers, but the astute ones will catch on to some of the underlying family tensions. At the same time, SISTERS is just as charming and cheerful as expected. Raina and Amara's combative relationship will be familiar to anyone with a sibling - as will their moment(s) of detente.As always, Telgemeier's art is expressive, albeit deceptively simple. It's very easy to follow and well laid out, perfect for readers new to or familiar with graphic novels. There have been no radical changes in style; why change what works?SISTERS is a slightly looser work than SMILE in addition to being slightly more mature. It is an excellent companion. I enjoy Telgemeier's fiction too, but she does a terrific job of mining her own life for story. The events of sisters are mundane, but the telling is funny and affecting. SISTERS is sure to please Telgemeier's many fans.

  • Sesana
    2019-04-26 05:19

    This is a companion to Telgemeier's wonderful Smile, in that it's also about her life. You could very easily read either book without ever having to read the other, but why would you want to do that? They're both great.Sisters, naturally enough, is about Raina's relationship with her younger sister Amara, from Amara's birth through Raina's teens. And as a big sister, I can so completely and totally relate. Nobody can push your buttons like a younger sibling. Trust me, my sister actually and literally in a very real sense scarred me for life. She was a biter. Anyways. Raina does a great job with showing just how difficult the relationship between siblings can be, and she does it without sparing herself. Yes, Amara is often difficult in this book, but Raina is, too. True, Amara does come off a little better through most of the book, but this is filtered through her own memories. I'm sure it must have been very, very tempting to make herself look better. This is definitely in Raina's signature style: cartoony, simple, expressive. I like it, it's clean, and it works for what she's doing here. But it is very simple, and verges on plain in spots. Not enough to bother me, but something to keep in mind.

  • Katie
    2019-04-25 02:07

    This is really lovely. I recommend it for anyone who has a sister who is just DIFFERENT from them. It just . . . very much captures that dynamic.And my sister and I went on road trips (er, that is, my family did) and I ignored her to read, so I definitely felt some pangs of guilt over Raina and her Walkman.AND this has a reference to the sporting goods store my sister works for.AND I read it at family Easter and when I was done, my sister picked it up and read it straight through. (She is not much of a reader.) We didn't talk about it, but that was nice, too.

  • Fiery Jack
    2019-05-13 05:03

    It's really good and I love her artistic style but I wanted to know more. A lot more. Just because the target audience is kids/teens doesn't mean it needs to stay at the shallow end of the pool. I wish she had explored a little deeper.

  • El Buscalibros |
    2019-05-14 03:03

    ¿Qué significa tener un hermano?Un millón de inconvenientes y un millón de ventajas que siempre tardamos más en valorar. Las tiranteces, los problemas de espacio, la diferencia de gustos, de intereses, los conflictos por nimiedades absurdas, los momentos de conexión, las risas compartidas, los miedos saboreados a cuatro carrillos, la cercanía, la distancia, el amor incondicional, el odio irracional que llega en oleadas imparables, la capacidad para ignorar al otro, las fantasías de ser hijo único, la idealización de la soledad, las odiosas comparaciones entre hermanos en las que uno mismo siempre es el damnificado, todos y cada uno de los sentimientos que tener hermanos produce aparecen perfectamente reflejados en la historia que Raina Telgemeier nos cuenta.Raina reconstruye su relación con su hermana, cinco años más joven que ella, y lo hace contando dos historias de manera paralela. En las páginas marcadas por un tono amarillo reconstruye la historia de su vida; su deseo de tener una hermana, el anuncio de la noticia por sus padres, su ilusión por conocer a su hermana y luego, poco a poco, los desencuentros al chocar con la realidad de esa persona que resulta que ser su hermana. Amara no se parece a lo que ella había imaginado, no responde a sus expectativas ideales. Su hermana tiene criterio, gustos propios que a Raina le resultan repugnantes (su amor por las serpientes y los animales en general), un sentido del humor que ella no comprende, mucho genio y un millón de detalles más que la sacan de quicio.Intercalada con la historia de su familia, tras Amara sus padres tienen otro hijo, la familia se amontona en una casa demasiado pequeña, el padre se queda sin trabajo, pasan dificultades económicas, etc., Raina nos cuenta el viaje en coche en que su relación con su hermana llegó a un nuevo punto. La madre y los tres hermanos emprenden un viaje en coche de una semana para visitar a su familia en Colorado. Conviven en un espacio reducido durante todo el día. No había móviles, ni tabletas ni se podían ver películas en el coche. Raina lleva un walkman con el que se evade de todo lo que ocurre en el coche, la conversación de su madre, las canciones de su hermano y las impertinencias de su hermana. Si el lector fue adolescente en los ochenta recordará perfectamente esa sensación de aferrarse al walkman como a una tabla de salvación para escapar de la vida familiar que se percibía tan poco real y tan poco interesante. La vida real estaba en aquellas canciones escuchadas hasta la extenuación, la realidad era conocer esa música, esos cantantes, esos grupos que te permitían estar conectada con la vida que ocurría fuera de tu casa, de tu familia, de tu entorno. Música para escapar.En ese viaje, las hermanas descubren el vínculo que las une y se sorprenden. Ellas, que hasta entonces se habían sentido casi como extrañas condenadas a convivir, se dan cuenta de que es mucho más lo que las une que lo que las separa y, sobre todo, que se necesitan mutuamente para enfrentarse al mundo exterior y para apoyarse en el derrumbe de su mundo interior.Esta historia de descubrimiento del vínculo fraternal está contada con humor y con realismo. Para cualquiera con hermanos los detalles mínimos están llenos de vitalidad y provocan un destello de «exacto, eso me pasaba a mí». En el lector adulto esta historieta hace asomar alguna sonrisa y se lee rápidamente y sin problemas. Para el lector con hijos adolescentes es una representación gráfica de lo que vive en su casa y para el lector preadolescente es un cómic interesante con un tema que reconoce como propio y con el que se identifica.El dibujo en esta historia es un mero (...) SIGUE LEYENDO LA RESEÑA EN NUESTRA WEB:

  • Juan Manuel Sarmiento
    2019-04-30 05:09

    Aunque no se tarda demasiado en finalizar la lectura, el tono en el que está narrado el conjunto junto con las viñetas cuentan una historia entre hermanas y su familia que seguro atraerá a lectores que conozcan a la autora y a los que no. Raina Telgemeier comparte lo difícil que puede ser a veces lidiar con tu hermana menor de una manera muy divertida y cómica, usando un tono y un lenguaje adecuado para lectores más jóvenes, pero igualmente disfrutable por lectores más adultos que quieran disfrutar de una tarde de lo más entretenida.Reseña completa en THE BEST READ YET BLOG

  • Tasha
    2019-05-11 00:17

    The exceptionally talented and incredibly popular Raina Telgemeier returns with a sequel to her beloved Smile. This is the story of Raina and her little sister, Amara. Raina was desperate to have a little sister, but Amara is not working out the way she had pictured. Now Raina is stuck on a road trip with her sister, little brother and her mother. They are all stuck in a van traveling from San Francisco to Colorado for a family reunion. The relationship between the two sisters is tense, not only because they have very different personalities but also because they are both artists. Then you add in the clear issues of Raina’s parents and you have a dynamic view of a family on the brink of big changes. It’s just up to Raina and Amara as to how their relationship with one another will change.Telgemeier has created another breathtakingly honest graphic novel for elementary and middle grade readers. Through her illustrations and humor, she shows a family at the crux of a moment that could change things forever. The book though focuses on flashbacks showing the family and how relationships have altered. Readers may be so focused on the story of the two sisters that they too will be blindsided along with Raina about the other issues facing their family. It’s a craftily told story, one that surprises and delights.As always, Telgemeier’s art is fantastic. She has a light touch, one that invites readers into her world and her family and where they long to linger. Her art is always approachable and understandable, more about a vehicle to tell the story than about making an artistic statement on its own. It is warm, friendly and fantastic.Highly recommended, this book belongs in every library that works with children. A dynamite sequel that lives up to the incredible first book. Appropriate for ages 9-12.

  • Jano
    2019-05-13 03:09

    Reseña completa en: novela gráfica la recomendaría para cualquier edad porque los más pequeños disfrutarán con ella también. Las situaciones que se plasman son muy surrealistas y divertidas y es un humor fresco. Cualquiera que tenga hermanos podría sentirse identificado porque la mayoría de las situaciones las hemos vivido de una manera similar. La autora juega muy bien con ello y saca la parte más divertida de todos los momentos.El estilo de las viñetas es sencillo además de un poco clásico si lo comparamos con las novelas gráficas más actuales. Las hojas que muestran los flashbacks tienen un color beige. En ellas se muestra las ganas de Raina por tener una hermana, la noticia del embarazo, los primeros años de vida de su hermana... Las de color blanco, muestran la actualidad que dista bastante de lo que Raina se imaginaba que sería su vida con la hermana que tanto deseaba tener.En resumen: una buena lectura para robarnos más de una sonrisa. Con una familia de lo más peculiar, y un tono desenfadado, hará las delicias de jóvenes y adultos.

  • Trisha
    2019-05-20 22:07

    I shared this with my 10 year old daughter and we absolutely loved it. I enjoyed the humor but also the moments where it brought up things we could talk about. The illustrations were a huge part of the book as well. What a great story everyone should try and enjoy!she enjoyed it so much we went out and bought a paperback copy so we could re-read it!

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-05-14 02:01

    I thought her first two, Smile, and Drama, were okay to good, and this one I thought was a little better, maybe 3.5 but because Jamie gave it five stars… :)

  • Caitlyn
    2019-05-11 04:55

    I don't know what I expected when I got this book from the library, but it exceeded by expectations!The first thing that you should know is that it isn't a regular novel. This is a comic. I was expected it to be like a regular book when I got it, and I thought it would be disappointing. But I decided to give it a go and I really liked it. I could relate to many things in this book. The biggest thing was her relationship with her sister. I knew EXACTLY how she felt during the parts of the book when she was having a hard time with her younger sister. During the story they take a trip to Colorado in their van. They have fights along the way. When they get there Raina realizes that her cousins aren't how she remembered them. They ignore her and call her Penelope. This story is based on her real relationship with her sister. In the end her relationship with her sister is mended. She knows that they love each other even though they fight. I liked this story because it sticks to reality. No unicorns, wizards, just reality. I enjoyed how this story was clean of bad language and there was no potty humor.I recommend this book from 3rd grade and up.

  • Gary Anderson
    2019-05-10 05:59

    Although it kept my attention, I couldn't quite get a handle on SISTERS. Raina Telgemeier's two previous graphic novels--SMILE and DRAMA--were satisfying stories, but this one seemed to be in search of what it was really about. Tied together by a family car trip, other episodes are juxtaposed to show how the sisters relate differently to what is going on around them. Young readers may connect with the various episodes involving cousins, pets, and the need to keep electronics fully charged, but I thought SISTERS skimmed along too lightly on big issues involving family. To be completely honest, it's possible that my enjoyment was affected by the fact that the graphic novel e-galley I received was mostly in black-and-white, although the publisher included a note saying that the final version "will be in full color throughout." So, it was kind of like reading a novel with most of the adjectives removed. I hope to read the full color version after publication.

  • Yuliana Gallardo
    2019-05-08 01:11

    I really liked this book because it is cool looking at someone's life as when they were small but in cartoon. I recommend this book to everyone because there might not be problems only with sisters there could also be some between brothers. It was about Raina and she had a sister and at the beginning she loved her little sister but then they get into lots of fights. Then she goes to a sleepover and when she goes back she chips her teeth and she has to get braces.

  • Anna Cook
    2019-04-27 23:08

    Absolutely amazing! I loved it from the first word! I was able to read it in one day! Literally!! xD

  • Sage
    2019-04-21 06:05

    Me and my sister all day everyday.

  • Gretchen Alice
    2019-05-20 02:01

    I was lucky enough to snag an ARC* of this at TLA. I loved Smile, so it was fun to return to the characters and setting of the Telgemeier family. While the first installment focused mostly on Raina and her friends, Sisters takes a look at the emotions that come from being a sibling and a daughter. Raina and her sister don't get along, as you may gather from the cover. They pick fights and snarl and poke and prod. (Sidebar: I do not have a sister and I've mostly been just fine with that fact in my life. Sometimes I get worried that I'm going to have more than one daughter someday and that I won't know how to handle it. The thought of sisters kind of terrifies me.) So when Raina and Amara have to share the back seat on a family road trip (minus their father, which is a whole 'nother issue in the book), they have to learn how to deal. What I liked best is that Raina does not portray herself as the saintly sister. Amara's a total brat, but Raina is also fairly annoying and the story does that justice. As with Smile, Raina completely nails the feelings of adolescence, with both her excellent pictures and her realistic dialogue. *My copy was mostly in black and white. I can't wait to see the full-color version.

  • Dawn Abron
    2019-05-03 04:22

    4.5OverviewRaina, her mother, brother, and sister go on a road trip from San Fran to Colorado for a mini family reunion. Incidences during the trip cause Raina to reminisce about her relationship with her sister.Dang, That was Good*I like that teens won’t know it’s set in the early 90′s until Raina talks about her “Walkman.” I can just hear teens ask what a Walkman is.*Although I don’t have a sister, I can imagine this book being relatable to people who have younger sisters. Raina and Amaya are constantly at odds.*I LOVE Telgemeier’s books because they have very subtle life lessons. It’s never preachy. Sisters is full of potential discussion questions. Even though this is a middle grade level book, I could have a great discussion with my high school book club.That’s Too Bad, Dang*My book had a weird ending and I don’t know if it’s because it’s an ARC or if I have to wait for book 3. The ending is the reason for the 4.5, otherwise it would have been a 5.OverallIf you loved Smile for its nostalgia and its sneak attack life lessons, you will love Sisters.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES!