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Sisters Paperback – August 26, 2014
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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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
* "Alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny." -- Publishers Weekly, 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
* "A must-have follow-up to Smile " -- School Library Journal, starred review
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Sisters dont always get along. Raina gets a new sister like she had asked, but once her sister is here, after all the crying and complaining Raina wishes she would have never wished for a sister! Amara is just spoiled, and gets whatever she wants. Even when Raina is right nobody listens to her! The two sisters relationship still hasn't changed after the older they get! The two sisters decide that even if they don't get along the best they still love each other, and are sisters.
I recommend this book! I admire the way the author put together the book. I loved the moral to this story! I couldn't set down Sisters when I started reading it! Its a wonderful book for all ages!
Written by Abbie, 7th grader
I think what hold's my daughter's attention in these, is that they are basically comic book style, and she adores comic books!
I would highly recommend these books based on what I have heard from my daughter!
I liked that the book is not a book for dorks. It's a comic book series for people who are serious about reading.