Sisters (Smile #2)
by: Raina Telgemeier
Genre: Graphic Novel/Coming of Age
Expected Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Bang Bang Rating: 4.5/5
Raina, her mother, brother, and sister go on a road trip from San Fran to Colorado for a mini family reunion. Incidences during the trip cause Raina to reminisce about her relationship with her sister.
Dang, That was Good
- I like that teens won’t know it’s set in the early 90’s until Raina talks about her “Walkman.” I can just hear teens ask what a Walkman is.
- Although I don’t have a sister, I can imagine this book being relatable to people who have younger sisters. Raina and Amara are constantly at odds.
- I LOVE Telgemeier’s books because they have very subtle life lessons. It’s never preachy. Sisters is full of potential discussion questions. Even though this is a middle grade level book, I could have a great discussion with my high school book club.
That’s Too Bad, Dang
- My book had a weird ending and I don’t know if it’s because it’s an ARC or if I have to wait for book 3. The ending is the reason for the 4.5, otherwise it would have been a 5.
If you loved Smile for its nostalgia and its sneak attack life lessons, you will love Sisters.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES!