October 5th, 2015 by Kidsmomo
On October 2, Kidsmomo reader Sophia asked us:
What kind of story is Sisters?
Well, Sophia, you’ve asked the right website! Intense typing immediately occurred when we saw your message:
Sisters is a graphic novel (kind of like a comic book) written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier, who also wrote and illustrated Smile and Drama. Both Smile and Sisters are autobiographical — meaning, the story is about Raina’s own life.
Sisters is a really funny and sweet account of Raina taking a road trip from California to Colorado with her mom, her younger sister Amara, and their baby brother. But it’s not all fun and games in the car. You might have guessed that from the hilarious cover illustration!
In the book, there are also flashbacks to when Raina was still an only child (and really wanted a little sister) and to when Amara was a toddler.
This book is perfect if you like stories in any of these categories:
- A quick read
- Will make you laugh
- Cross-country hijinks
- If you relate to family bickering
Not convinced? Check out reviews for Sisters submitted by other readers just like you — the book has an almost perfect 5-star record!
You can read a 16-page excerpt on the official website, and here’s a peek at one of the flashback pages:
After you’ve read Sisters (and loved it), check out some other books you might like…
- Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
- The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
- The Tapper Twins Go to War by Geoff Rodkey
- Never Mind! by Avi and Rachel Vail
…that take place on a road trip:
- Hit the Road by Caroline B. Cooney
- United Tates of America by Paula Danziger
- The Vacation by Polly Horvath
- Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
…and more graphic novels:
- Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
- Drama by Raina Telgemeier
- Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson
- Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
If any readers (especially Sophia!) decide to read any of these books (especially Sisters!), please leave us a review! And if there are any other Kidsmomo readers are unsure about what to read next or have a question about a book, feel free to submit an Ask Kidsmomo question below: