Posted in 9-12, graphic novel

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.


This was officially my first graphic novel! And I loved it!  At first I thought I would be missing a lot of important information for not reading Smile first, But it turns out I was wrong.  It did, However, make me want to read Smile even more than before.

Being a big sister myself, I found this story very relatable! Especially because my family took road trips every year to visit relatives. Very long road trips. At least 3 days one way in a van with my sisters and my parents. There was a lot of fighting, crying, laughing, games and memory making (just like in this story!) and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

This story has a lot of laugh out loud moments, but there are a lot of serious moments that come along with growing up. I thought it was very well-rounded with the humourous and sentimental.

A kind of biography built just for kids! If you want a break from reading dystopian, magical, mythical, paranormal stories, or just want to try something new, read Sisters by Raina Telgemeier! I’m happy I did! 🙂

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