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Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Add it: To your TBR Pile or your “Want to Read” list on Goodreads.
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.
I’m really, really excited about this sequel or companion book to Smile. I really enjoyed the first one so much, and I can only imagine how much honesty will accompany this story of siblings. As someone with a few (3) sisters myself, I hope it makes me laugh and cry and roll my eyes in appreciation and sympathy. Telgemeier really has a powerful way of telling stories, and I’m really looking forward to this next installment from her!