Sisters by Raina Telgemeier


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.



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