Sisters, Raina Telgemeier



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  1. bachbooks Says:

    In Sisters, Raina Telgemeier gives the often contentious relationship with her younger sister Amara the signature Telgemeier autobiographical graphic novel treatment. Through the story of a family road trip from San Francisco to Colorado, and a series of extended flashback scenes, the author addresses their sibling rivalry, their parent’s marital tensions, and their familial misadventures.

    Perhaps because of the multi-character focus and the flashback sequences, I found Sisters harder to enjoy than Telgemeier’s other books. Her brilliance lies in her ability to illustrate a character’s development over time, and it didn’t show as much in this story of two characters and multiple times. I suppose the title implies the relationship between the two sisters should be the focal point, but it seemed fairly static (love-hate, heavy on the hate) until a slight shift near the end of the book.

    Rating: 3 stars

    Recommendations: Smile, Drama, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, Baseball in April by Gary Soto, and Living up the Street by Gary Soto

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