Telgemeier’s books just keep getting better and better in my eyes. My third read, Sisters, in particular resonated with me because of the main notion of sisterhood and its complications/ joys. Also, shoutout to my local library for holding a copy of this graphic novel. I initially picked it up for my little sister, but ended up enjoying it myself in one sitting just before she came home from school.
Raina uses her signature humor and charm in both present-day narrative and perfectly placed flashbacks to tell the story of her relationship with her sister, which unfolds during the course of a road trip from their home in San Francisco to a family reunion in Colorado.
I was incredibly pumped to see what my little sister would think about this read, since it’s the perfect visual example of what I felt like during those years before her birth. The whole notion of nagging and begging your mom for a little sister really resonated with me. And then, funnily enough, when the baby finally (and thankfully) arrives, you’re hit with the realization that newborns can’t play with you just yet.
Another note I loved was the combination of road trips with family and summer vibes thrown in here. Oh, and the art!! We have tons of stunning visuals on a wide range of colors. And I still don’t have the vocabulary to explain how great it is, so here are some examples:
Update: My sister ended up reading Sisters twice back-to-back because of how enjoyable it was.
All in all, I’m so glad that I got to share this book with the two most important people in my life. I definitely recommend this as a compelling, joyful, and quick summer read. I want more like it in my company.