Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

23 Nov

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By Raina Telgemeier

208 pages – ages 8+

Published by GRAPHIX on August 26, 2014

Synopsis- Raina and her family are going to Colorado for a family reunion. She, her sister, brother, and mom are going by car, and their dad will fly in later. Along the way, a lot of things go wrong for Raina and her family. Raina and her sister never get along, even though Raina wanted a sister for years. The arguing made the car trip even longer. After pretty much everything goes wrong, especially her parents hinting that they don’t get along anymore, Raina starts to wonder if anything will get better.

What I liked- This is a really cool graphic novel. It’s pretty interesting how, along with the story-line, there are also “flashbacks” that Raina has. That was fun. Raina (the character, reflects Ms. Telgemeier, because another one of Ms. Telgemeier’s books, Smile (also a great bookand Sisters are memoirs) is an average 14-year-old, with an average, slightly angry younger sister. They have a normal, argumentative, at times humorous, relationship. It was a nice touch that Raina and her sister were kind of brought together by the fact that their parents might get divorced, and that they were scared of what would happen. The story is full of humor, and seems very realistically done. It is a nice story, and the illustrations are top-notch. I hope that there will be another book!

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookworms!fivebooks

20 Responses to “Sisters by Raina Telgemeier”

  1. Genevieve Petrillo November 23, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    I guess car rides aren’t always as happy and relaxing as the ones I take with Mom. I hope the sisters have a happy ending, even though it sounds like their parents probably won’t.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

      It is a great book Cupcake. The parents don’t get divorced (in this book), but I still think it will happen.

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  2. readingwithrhythm November 23, 2014 at 10:09 pm #

    Lots of turmoil for a car ride!

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  3. Sandy Brehl November 23, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    It’s really fun to read your response to this book I love Raina’s titles. This is one of my favorite graphics, and really rings true for siblings and road trips!
    Have a great holiday, Erik.

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  4. Patricia Tilton November 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Not your usual pick. But, you wrote a great review and I’m sure tween girls will love this story. The graphics sound wonderful!

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  5. julie rowan zoch November 23, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    And they’re headed to CO! Sweet review!

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  6. writersideup November 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Raina’s books are SO popular, but I’ve yet read one! *sigh* And I’m pretty sure there’s another book coming. Can’t remember where/IF I heard that! lol Great review, Erik 🙂

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  7. Jilanne Hoffmann November 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    I think you are spot on, Erik. The kids at our school are lining up for this one. We’ve got to get another copy in circulation!

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  8. macjam47 November 25, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Great review. Memoirs are always fun reading because they remind you that everyone’s life has ups and downs. I have two wonderful sisters (and three wonderful brothers) that I am very close to, so books about sisters always top my TBR list.

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  9. stanleyandkatrina November 26, 2014 at 10:29 am #

    Great review! Neighbor Girl really enjoyed her book, “Smile.” She hasn’t read this one yet, but Cool Mom said that this book may bring back memories of her childhood summer car trips across the country with her two brothers. We don’t know if that is good or bad. Hmmm…

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks November 29, 2014 at 10:16 am #

      Ha! Well, good memories or bad memories, no matter what – this is a great book! 😀

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  10. Anonymous December 23, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    i LOVE THE BOOK SISTERS ITS FUNNY AND THIER ARE GOOD CHARCTERS IN THE BOOK I DIDNT GET TO READ SMILE YET BUT WHEN I DO I BET IT WILL BE GREAT AS GREAT AS SISTERS.

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