Monday 23 February 2015

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Title: Sisters
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Publisher: Scholastic
Page Count: 200
Publication Date: August 26th 2014
Obtained: Purchased


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

What I Thought:

This was a nice little graphic novel about a girl’s relationship with her sister. In the present the story takes place with the family going on a road trip from California to Colorado to visit their cousins for the holidays. The car journey takes about a week and of course there is tension between the siblings as it difficult to get along in such a small place.

I enjoyed this book and it actually reminded me of the relationship that I have with my younger sister. I felt that in a lot of ways I could relate to the author. Raina (protagonist) is a teenager about to start high school who feels she need more space. Her and her sister having been sharing a room all their lives and they hardly go a day without arguing. This situation gets more exhausting for everyone when their younger brother is born. The book alternates between present and past, so as we progress through the story we get more background on how the family came to be. 

This book is a quick read and tells a cute, but short story from, the author, Telgemeier’s childhood.  I enjoyed reading it and the only thing I would have liked was for it to be maybe a bit longer. All in all a good read.

Rating: 4/5

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