by Raina Telgemeier
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

I loved Telgemeier’s other books, even though the main incident of Smile, tripping and falling and bashing out your two front teeth, is my worst nightmare. That book was autobiographical, as is Sisters, but Smile was very much an internal, solo story that it almost doesn’t feel like the same main character. Sisters focuses on Raina’s relationship with her little sister, Amara, particularly through one three-week car trip to see their cousins in Colorado. Even though it’s told from the older sister’s perspective and I have a younger sister’s perspective, she hits the nail completely on the head about how and why sisters interact the way that they do. I found her drawings so dead-on and hilarious that I was laughing out loud and getting funny looks in public (okay, with my coworkers). There are some more serious parts as the girls are confronted with the idea of their parents getting a divorce as well as loneliness, being yourself, creative outlets, and general teen angst. It took me about half an hour to read and I highly recommend it, especially if you have siblings! (Raina and her sister also have a younger brother.)

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