Sisters

Sisters

eBook - 2014 | First edition.
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Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A true story.
Publisher: New York : Graphix, [September 2014]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780545540667
0545540666
9780545540599
0545540593
9780545540605
0545540607
9781480664074
1480664073
9780545749510
0545749514
Characteristics: 1 online resource (197 pages) : color illustrations.
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 2.4 1.0 168157.

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This book is the sequel to Smile and it's about a summer trip to San Francisco and goes in depth about her relationship with her sister. It's a good book that isn’t too long and isn’t too short.

Sibling life is complicated, as Raina and Amara see when their little brother, Will arrives and when they take a trip across the country to a family reunion. This semi-autobiographical story takes us on the journey, too. It is a companion novel to Smile and Drama.


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 12, 2020

Sisters is an autobiographical graphic novel written by Raina Telgemeier as a follow-up to her earlier graphic memoir Smile. It details a long summer road trip taken from San Francisco to Colorado by her family and explores the relationship between Raina and her younger sister, Amara. I enjoyed reading this because it has a really good storyline. I would recommend this to children 10 and up. It has an easy to follow story that you can skip a few pages if you don’t feel like you want to read the whole thing. It is a story that is based on real experiences that happen pretty often. This book is amazing to read various times and when you start to read you won’t be able to make yourself stop. Rating: 5/5
@PrettyKitty of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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hermione934
Aug 14, 2020

Though I've read this a few times now and to be honest it could just be me but the older I get it I feel like I lose just a little bit of interest in the story. I'm not trying to be mean here, but that's how I feel. This is a great story, I'll say that. And still I can totally relate. And seriously three weeks, two sisters, and one family road trip? It's a recipe for mass chaos; or maybe all this chaos will make you see what is truly important. In this graphic novel join Raina and her family for what poses to be one very interesting (and chaotic) family road trip from San Francisco to Colorado.

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Anika_Singh
Aug 07, 2020

This continuation of Smile does not disappoint. Sisters is told through colorful and expressive drawings that focus on the relationship between Raina and her younger sister Amara. We get to see Raina and Amara grow and get along with each other. The story is heartwarming yet hilarious.

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darladoodles
Jul 08, 2020

Brilliant! Family life and sibling rivalry follow two timelines. One present, one beginning just prior to baby sister joining the family. The past timeline pages have a sepia tone to help distinguish them from the present (white) pages. The road trip seat assignments are so on point. When my three boys were growing up, they loved taking trips with me and each boy having his own "row" in our family suburban. They also loved having their own walkmans to listen to books on tape and Adventures From Odyssey. The pet progression also brought back memories. We also had a snake in our house -- a ball python -- who needed to be fed live rodents and also escaped a time or two. Eeek! So many great moments in this book. I think this is my favorite from the author. Thank you for sharing your life in graphic novel form, Raina!

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1_330
Jun 25, 2020

This book is great! Read it.

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MiaHernandez
Jun 16, 2020

I have that book I bought it at wallmart I luv rainas books

I can see why Telgemeier's books are so popular! An enjoyable quick read for adults, reading it with kids might be a good way to connect and open conversations about living with siblings and life in general.

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tania_011
Feb 01, 2020

nice i really love that book i might have to buy one for myself lol

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Mslm
Jan 17, 2020

I really liked it, i do like smile more but i enjoyed it. :)

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gpb101
Nov 17, 2019

This is an amazing book and goes very well with "Smile". I highly recommend.

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Sep 30, 2018

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ROBIN K TAYLOR
Apr 01, 2020

This book is based on true stories from author Raina Telgemeier clearly portrays familial tensions in a realistic and entertaining and engaging way. Raina always wanted to have a little sister, but Amara has never been the kind of little sister she expected. When the family takes a three week long road trip to a family reunion, Raina and Amara must deal with their contentious relationship.

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GraceP103
Nov 06, 2018

two sisters, one road trip, lots of flashbacks and an AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!

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Liger_0
Aug 03, 2015

In this exciting, funny, and fun filled book you get to see two sisters who like every pair of sisters are arguing, yelling, and not really getting along. But also they can be nice to each other, understanding, and caring. I loved this book !

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animeblossom
Jul 11, 2015

Two sister's, Raina and Amara
go on a road trip what happens in the book? Read the book to find out what happens in the book.

orange_zebu_21 Jul 07, 2015

a book about a family that takes a road trip to a family reunion across the states but the 2 girls fight too much along the way

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blue_dog_11984
Jul 03, 2015

Sisters is about a family who goes on a road trip and fights whole time and never gets along. Will they ever get back home with a bad weather conditions and snake in the car?

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Goodtimepoet
Jul 02, 2015

This book is about a girl who goes on a road trip with her sister

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NightThinker
Jun 30, 2015

In Sisters, Raina and Amara aren't the best of friends, but with flashbacks from the past and by opening their hearts to the future, they realize that they have to stick together.

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Mocha12
Feb 14, 2015

this book is about sisters that fight a lot but soon realize that something's wrong with their parents relationship and try to get along better so that their parents will stay together

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tassyhearts
Jan 14, 2015

this book is about the relationship between sisters and all siblings have ups and downs but at the end they r always still SISTERS!

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blue_dog_11984
Jul 03, 2015

''Can i borrow your color pencil''

- Amara

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NightThinker
Jun 30, 2015

"About those colored pencils...."

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robinbrar123
Jun 21, 2015

real life of a teen

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