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*Starred Review* Telgemeier’s follow-up to Smile (2010)—possibly the only universally embraced graphic novel on the planet—offers the same thoughtful perspective while also creating a slightly more mature and complex tone. Raina boards the family minivan traveling from California to Colorado to visit relatives, sharing a charged and eventful trip with her mother, sister, and younger brother. Cleverly, the trip is interspersed with flashbacks that flesh out the emotional background and neatly dovetail with Smile. While the focus of the story explores Raina’s combative relationship with her younger sister, Amara, it is in some sense about families themselves, the tensions they breed, the unspoken worries that swirl through households, and the ways an older generation’s unintended example echoes through younger generations. This may sound dark and heavy, but it actually exists only as an underlying reality. Telgemeier keeps the surface story popping and zippy, even through the constant sparring between the awkwardly adolescent Raina and her firecracker younger sister, a relationship that will prove profoundly familiar to many readers. Telgemeier’s art complements her writing to great effect, offering a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity that allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: New York Times best-selling Smile continues to be one of the most widely loved kid’s graphic novels in recent history. With a sizable first print run, Telgemeier’s publisher is counting on a repeat performance. Grades 5-8. --Jesse Karp

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Praise for SMILE

"Irresistible, funny and touching -- a must read for all teenage girls." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

"A charming addition to the body of young adult literature that focuses on the trials and tribulations of the slightly nerdy girl." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Praise for DRAMA

"With the clear, stylish art, the strongly appealing characters and just the right pinch of drama, this book will undoubtedly make readers stand up and cheer. Brava!" -- KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters." -- BOOKLIST, starred review





Praise for Sisters :

- A 2015 Children’s Choice Book Award Finalist

* "A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with."- Kirkus Reviews, starred review



* "Telgemeier’s art complements her writing to great effect, offering a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity that allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold." -Booklist, starred review


*"Though the artwork draws little attention to itself, Telgemeier’s visual storytelling skills are well-honed, and readers will be left wishing for more"- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

 


*"Fans of the graphic novelist’s work will be sure to delight in this return to the Telgemeier’s family drama."- School LIbrary Journal, starred review
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Lexile Measure: 290L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: GRAPHIX (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545540593
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545540599
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (535 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile, Sisters, and Drama, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin's Baby-sitters Club series. Raina's accolades include an Eisner Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, a Stonewall Honor, and many Best Of and Notable lists. Raina lives and works in Queens, NY, with her cartoonist husband, Dave Roman.

Visit her online at www.goRaina.com.

Customer Reviews

My 10 year old daughters LOVED this book.
CCondie
The story is easy to follow just like Raina Telgmeier's other book,Smile.
michelle Cohen
It really shows how sisters can be, just like me and mine.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Ricciardelli on August 26, 2014
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I love how this book went well with "Smile". Raina is one of my favorite writers. I would recommend and Raina's other book "Drama". I hope Raina writes more books for the series!
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Carefully balancing the present and the past Raina unveils her family's drama after her wish for a baby sister comes true. The present day takes mom, Raina, younger sister Amara and baby brother Will on a road trip from San Francisco to Colorado for a family reunion. The carefully placed flashbacks give the reader more background on the family's dynamics. Luckily for the reader, no matter where we're at on the timeline the humor shines through in the writing and majorly expressive illustrations. The writing is very much "To tell that story, I have to tell this story" commonly used by comedians and translates brilliantly in graphic form with each scene interweaving into a new one.

Juggling the family living space, the desire for pets, family issues and more Raina tackles relevant topics and makes the accessible to middle grade readers. The moral of the story is something all ages could take away from the novel while the big question sets up a possible focus for a third novel.

Why I'll be reading Smile and heart Raina:

I saw Raina on a graphic novel panel at BEA/BookCon back in May and was blown away. I haven't read Smile but I immediately saw her impact on young readers as we were waiting to start. Several young girls approached her for photos and signatures. She did them one better and pulled out ARCs from her bag.

I haven't read Smile but I plan to pronto! I will also be gifting these novels to any middle grade readers I know. Sisters is heartfelt and I giggled long after closing the book. The nostalgia of being a big sister was enough to be like "yup!" that's my relationship with my sister. I hope you read it and enjoy it as much as I did.

*Advanced copy provided by the publisher. Opinions are my own.
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'Sisters (Smile #2)' is a sequel, but I didn't realize that until I looked at the entry on Goodreads. That means it works fine as a standalone graphic novel. It's written for younger readers, but the timeframe works as a memoir for older readers as well.

Raina and her younger sister Amara don't get along. They are quite different. This isn't what Raina envisioned when she begged her parents for a sister. This volume takes place during a road trip to a family reunion with the two girls, their mom and little brother. There are mishaps on the road and the usual fights that occur when siblings are stuck in close quarters together. There are also flashbacks showing the request and arrival of Amara and a younger brother, the ways that Amara is annoying, and a humorous set of flashbacks about shortlived pets. Things are not all rosy as Raina's mom and dad seem to be vacationing apart and Raina learns that she and her favorite cousin have grown apart.

The art is great and the story is too. It's handled with lots of humor, but the hard parts of life are also here. I would have no hesitation recommending this to a younger reader. Especially one with a troublesome younger sibling.

I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Scholastic Graphix and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharif on August 26, 2014
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Raina’s a young lady who badly wants a sister. Once she gets one, things aren’t as she had imagined they would be. Her little sister, Amara, is a grouch who doesn’t easily flow into family activities. Then a little brother also arrives. Car trips, vacations, and everyday living puts a strain on everyone, including the parents.

Although I really liked this, I didn’t think it was as meatier and layered as the author’s previous works. There are important scenes and lessons, but most elements seemed very basic. I enjoyed Smile and Drama more than I did this. Still, I rate this four stars. I read this via NetGalley, courtesy of the publisher.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Fong on October 6, 2014
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I have purchased all of Ms. Telgemeier's books for my son, who is now 12 years old. He convinced me to read this book because he thought the "sister" in her latest book reminded him of his little sister. I read it about 30 minutes and then read the rest of her books. This one is a hilarious account of a traumatic, but kind of funny event that happens to the main character at the beginning of middle school and takes her into high school and stories of friendships we can all relate to there. Underlying all of this is her relationship with her little sister. It is written very well with great graphics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NC on September 16, 2014
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I'm not really into graphic novels. This was the best that I have read yet. Good illustration, very appropriate for the material. Sisters moves back and forth in time. I had some trouble recognizing where in time I was, but I enjoyed it anyway. A very real story of sisters growing up. I could see my sister and myself in the story. I will look for others by this author. Thank you to NetGalley for offering me an advanced copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Dieterle on August 31, 2014
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I received an electronic Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, I enjoyed this story. It's a great story of family relationships - siblings, parents/children, and extended family. It's a road trip story. A great example of an autobiography for teachers and classrooms.
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