“Sisters by Raina Telgemeier”


    If you want to go on a journey through the memories of someone’s life while staying right where you are, then read “Sisters” by Raina Telgemeier. “Sisters” is a book based on the childhood of the New York Times Bestselling Author, Raina Telgemeier. This book could leave children from 8 to 12 delighted. It may be a graphic novel, but it tells Telgemeier’s story just like any chapter book. This story is based around one main idea, a long trip and finding the meaning of family. Also this novel has a prologue to it, “Smile” by Raina Telgemeier. Readers can connect to this piece in many ways. This story could even help you deal with family troubles or get to know your siblings and parents much better than before. One thing you might admire about what the author did with this story, is, she put the past in yellow pages instead of white so that it would differentiate from the present part of this tale. Parts of this book you may even laugh at. It’s not so much of a fantasy type of book, like Harry Potter or Hunger Games, but it is more of a children and family friendly realistic fiction type of book.  Many others have  read this book and thought it was very good. One man, Michael Berry from Common Sense Media said,” Sisters is a funny, touching follow up to Smile. Through big gestures and small details it captures the comedy and drama of sibling rivalry and affection.” Another girl, Hazel said “ This book really inspires me, because this book is kind of like my family. It is the best book I have ever read in my life!” “It is a funny classy book that tells people what it’s like to have a sister,” said a user on Dogobooks by the nickname of Wolflove. Many have given this novel five stars and a big thumbs up. One thing you will probably like about this story, is the photo album of the pictures that intrigued Telgemeier to write this heartwarming book. In this tale, Raina wants a sister but does not know the amazing and horrible things that come with having siblings. Though she does learn how to deal with all this and truly find and receive the actual meaning of family. It is an adventure story in some people’s eyes and meaningful story in other people’s eyes. “Sisters” may be the only way you can ever experience adventure and meaning, classy and comedy, big gestures and small details, or having the road trip of a lifetime while staying right where you are. This is the book for you.