Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
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 had the great pleasure in reading the companion to this book, Smile, in 2010 when it was nominated for the Cybils awards. It was one of the group's favorites, so it isn't a surprise that it made it to the finalist stage. So seriously, if you haven't read Smile yet, you need to. (And also Drama, which was done by the same author, but is unrelated to both Smile and Sisters).
So one of the best things about Smile is that it isn't fiction, but rather based on the author's memoirs which just goes to prove that truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. And it's one of the things I loved so much about that book. This book sounds like more of the same, so I'm super excited to read it.
Sisters was released yesterday on August 26, 2014.
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