Raina longed for a younger sister with whom she could play, share and engage. The reality is different. Amara and Raina seem to have little in common. Throw in a loud younger brother, a strained relationship between her parents, her father’s loss of work and a long road trip across the States, and the reader has the ingredients for a riveting, real and riotous read.

Raina Tellgemeier is a natural story teller. Somehow, through her careful text and descriptive illustration we realise Raina’s frustrations and fears, from snakes and spiders, to the anxiety she faces when reuniting with her cousins, to her desperation to relate to her sister. ‘Sisters‘ is a superb book. We recommend it highly to all readers aged from 10 or 11 years old.



Raina Telgemeier



Inspired, acclaimed graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier retells family truths in ‘Sisters’, her companion piece to Smile. Through a road trip across the States with her younger sister, brother and mother, she recalls her relationships, especially with Amara, the sister for whom she once longed….. A recommended, thoughtful, funny and real read, just right for all readers aged from 10 or 11 years old.


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