SISTERS by Raina Telgemeier

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Sometimes Raina wonders why she ever wanted a little sister.  She thought it would be fun to have someone to play with, but instead she wound up crowded into a bedroom with two other siblings, arguing about everything, and trying to hide her stuff so that Amara doesn’t steal it.  The snake incident was just about the last straw.  But when Raina, Amara, Will and their Mom crowd into the family van for a two week long camping road trip, the nightmare is complete.  Is there any way they will make it through the vacation without tearing each other apart?

A companion to her previous memoir, Smile, Telgemeier’s newest book captures the frustrations, rivalries, and deep loving bond of sisterhood.  While Sisters is not quite as suspenseful and compelling as Smile, Telgemeier weaves flashbacks to the past into the story of the roadtrip to build a more complete picture of the family dynamic, as well as to create an engaging story arc.  The story will resonate with middle grade readers who have siblings and will also appeal to readers who enjoy realistic fiction and graphic novels.

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