August 21, 2014

A Graphic Novel About Sisters

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Sisters by Raina TelgemeierSisters (for ages 8-12): a new graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier

When she was young, Raina was so excited to become a big sister. She couldn’t wait to have a sibling to play with! She hoped it would be like having a built-in friend who would never have to go home before dinnertime. But when Amara was born, Raina found having a sibling wasn’t quite what she expected. She was a cute baby, but she cried a lot.

Now that Raina is starting middle school, she can hardly get a minute of privacy at home, especially because she’s crammed into one bedroom with her younger sister and her younger brother Will. To keep the peace between Raina and Amara, Mom and Dad decide to do some room rearranging. Raina will get her own room, and Will and Amara will share the big bedroom. Mom and Dad will move to a sofa bed in the living room.

Will these two sisters finally figure out how to get along?

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Check out this video preview of Sisters! Doesn’t the art remind you of Raina Telgemeier’s other books Smile and Drama?

Do you have any siblings? What do you love the most about having a brother or sister? What parts don’t you love about it? Tell us what you think in the Comments below!

Marisa, STACKS Intern

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  1. X

    I want to read this book but I can never find it at that book fair because they probably always runs out of the book called sisters I think that’s what it is called but I think it is another word but at least I guessed what the name was. But it is probably a good book any way but if I ask Mr.H that they have he might give you an answer like for ex- yes, no , or probably but let me check. Although I think this is a good book.

    1. Anonymous

      Mine to omg she trys to steal my phone and I’m 15 she’s 6 and when my boyfriend comes over she bugs him for everything

  2. amberbee1043

    I own this book and I have read it over like five times! It gets better every time I read it, it gets better and better. I would give this book review a ten! I recommend this for anyone who is in for a great funny graphic novel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. readerguard16

    I have a way older sister. We don’t fight alot even though we share a room. but last week we had a big fight. what do i do

  4. unicornclub45

    i read the book it was AMAZING and to answer your question what i love the most is that i have someone to like defend me at all times.Great review!

    1. emeraldtiger931

      wow you are amazing Unicornclub45 and that how I feel with my sister and when I pretend to be mad my sister pretends that she is mad and then at that moment we start to laugh.

  5. emeraldtiger931

    that is me and my sister when I get mad at her I kick the chair that she sits on its true.

  6. emeraldtiger931

    I love this book this is so much like me and my sister when I grow older I will write a book about my future and what happen with me and my sister and my book title will be best sisters.

  7. twilightslippers2

    I bought this book from the Scholastic book fair at my school . I really liked it and would recommend it to people who like light funny humor , and graphic novels.

    1. emeraldtiger931

      Because that is what little sisters do to big sisters like I am the little and my sister is the big one and we always get into a fight like almost everyday.

  8. maplecheese11

    love it and drama (age 10 and up) and smile raina should do more books soon and i hope to read babysitters club soon

  9. puppyart467

    well there life is kind of like mine family i have brothers and they annoy me and my sister even though i then youngest she. My older sister is like the one in the story she be nice then back to the problem……………………………………………………………………
    here’s my life
    my true life,not exciting !

  10. silverbagel21

    Wow, interesting for a book like that. I want to read it all the TIME!!!!!! I feel the same way sometimes with my SIBLINGS!!!!!

  11. sourtalented1

    i love these book!!!raina shouldn’t have wished for a sister.also,i am sorry for her pets that died.have a nice day!!!

    p.s.the book was amazing,and i readed in one day.[not the whole day]

  12. sourtalented1

    i love these book!!!raina shouldn’t have wished for a sister.also,i am sorry for her pets that died.have a nice day!!!

    p.s.i read the book in one day!

    1. emeraldtiger931

      Zekyra did you read this whole book to begging to the end because at the end Raina feels how her little sister feels there NOW THEY GET ALONG TOGETHER AND THEY WILL GET ALONG FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  13. nadhri

    I love this book. For the school book fair I got it. My best friend told me about it. So did mom.

    1. emeraldtiger931

      I know it is so COOOOLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH AND AWESOMMMMEEEE!!

  14. magentamoth

    i really like this book but the sister is annoying and i feel that they could at least fight or argue

  15. Enormouspsyched

    Smile and Sisters were one of the best series I have ever read. If you haven’t yet, read Drama (age 10 and up). Its by the same author and its also a graphic novel. Its soooo good!

  16. calmsports19

    the book sounds really funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. tangychallenger4

      and don’t for get I like your books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy coollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

  17. Justin J

    A little sister ever to be with the same thing as the first World of the most part of this7th grade and the other day and age of course I will not have a great time to get a good time. The first one. The first one. The first one. The first one. The first one. The first one to the extent of the World of the World of the World of the World of the World of the World of the World of the World and get back into town. We are The best part of 5th grade. 8th grade,then . I am the Justin J.


    that book is the best in the world I read both of them if you did not read sister or smile you need to

  19. M

    I love this book is really funny, now this is my new favoritei book I also read Smile but I like more this one so much and I want to read Drama, the reason I read this book is because I don`t have a sister and now I don`t want a sister.

  20. Fashionista

    This book was amazing. Including the sister/other book, award winning, smile. I thought it was going to be like how others books are like only words. How I liked it was when my friend showed the book to me and I just started to love it. I bought the book, but when I was doing shopping, I saw the book smile. I hurried up and got both of the books. I read/finished both books in one day. I know and hope that the book SISTERS, SMILE, and DRAMA become the bestseller book of the year and I bunch of people read it.

  21. Fianna

    I read part of the book and when it was time to go I knew I wanted it !!whats the price for SISTERS because I like it? :)

  22. DolphinHawk25

    Shareing a room stinks it can be fun at times haveing some one to talk to until your parents yell at you to be quiet :]

    1. goblinghost51

      yep I had to share a room with two of my sisters and we always fighted but sometimes it was fun

  23. kayleen

    i been hoping for a second book for smile and now that raina has made it my school has it,its like they love me even if they didnt know i wanted it :P

  24. Unicornkitten300

    i have a little sister and she bugs me when i read but i am used to it

    but i am really wanting to read this book

  25. bookrabbit22

    this book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. hockeybull59

    I have a little brother and sister. I like how they don’t cry a lot but sometimes they can get annoying

  27. TayTay

    I feel the same way with my brother because he’s always crying and everything I don’t think you can say that you can hear the noise

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  30. Maddie

    I have never read the book before but it seems super cool & popular in my school so i would really love to read it :]

  31. bluebutterfly3723

    this book is awsome it like made me want to read more you have to keep writing books like this my brother suggest you make books like brothers,frown,and more gtg bye

  32. dancinggirl262

    I figured when my little brother was born I would be more happy and of course I am getting a sister in a couple of month.

  33. Tiffany

    Cool! My friends have this book. When I first saw the book, I thought it was a chapter book but when I looked through it, it was a comic! I felt so silly thinking it was a chapter book! :)

  34. MermaidBlack16 (a super fan of Raina Telgemeier's graphic novels)

    I really cannot wait to get this awesome new book! I LOVE all of her graphic novels! I am sure my sister and me will really enjoy this!!!!

    1. BandPink83

      I know! There are 55 holds on it from my library.Ugh, will it ever come? Did any of U got it from your library? Okay, like will it ever come? And like, never mind. Friend me please, I’m new and lots of U are oldies(people who’ve been on someplace for a long time).


      (My nickname one here is “Bandy”), get it?

    1. Hayden

      I just went and put a hold on Sisters. But, the book “Drama” isn’t about Raina. Just putting that out there.

  35. CrimsonCat420

    I have 4 brothers and 0 sisters (i’m a girl). You mean the stuff I don’t like? ALMOST EVERYTHING, but at the end of the day there pretty good siblings.

  36. Melancholyathena15

    i have one brother- my favorite part is that we look out for each other when the other is in trouble, but we have a lot of fights and sometimes our dad calls us an old married couple. after that, we still fight. still, we’ll always fight and look out for each other, just not often.