Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Sisters

Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Review - Sisters

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About the Book
The companion to Raina Telgemeier's #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.

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.

Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.

My Take on the Book
Raina Telgemeier has written a very funny true story about her life.It is a story beginning when she was a little girl who was wishing she had a sister. The story is set up like a comic book with illustrations and dialogue. It covers from the time Raina was six years old through her entrance into high school. There are the typical family situations, sister arguments , pets living and dying, and then the family road trip from California to Colorado.

The story centers on the road trip. Raina shines in this book as an author due to not only the story content but her humor in the family situations and her interactions with her sister. You will see real life feelings and compromise.

If you have a sister, you will want to read this book and then share it with your sister.

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