Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
Publication date: August 24th 2014
Published by: GRAPHIX
Genres: Graphic Novel, YA, True
Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A True Story
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, when something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
I read Drama by Raina about 4-5 months ago. Drama was my first venture into graphic novels, so when I saw sisters in the library I knew I had to get it.
It was a pretty quick read. I read it in one day but it was fun. I wasn't really interested in the story, it was quite dull and uneventful. It was a story that you would find really intresting if someone came back from holiday and told you this story but it just wasn't great to read about.
I do love the artwork in her books especially the full page spreads. They're just stunning. My favourite was a page spread of Colorado at night. I just stared at it for a bit before moving on.
Sisters is a companion novel to Smile but you don't have to read that before you read Sisters. I didn't.
My favourite part of the book was the ending, it really made the book for me and turn the message of the book around. I especially loved the final page spread because it really captured what family life is about.
In conclusion, this was a mediocre book. It wasn't anything spectactular but i'm glad I read it. I will still read Smile and any other books that Raina may one day come out with. I always recommend graphic novels to people who don't like reading to much because they are quick reads with easy to understand language. I'm giving Sisters 3/5 stars.