Written By: Raina Telgemaeier
Color By: Braden Lamb
Genre: Graphic Novel/Autobiography
Published: Scholastics/Graphix – New York, NY, August 24th, 2014
Awards: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for Best Writer/Artist (for Raina Telgemeier) – 2015, Prix Bédélys Jeunesse – 2014, Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children’s – 2014
Themes: In another comical graphic novel, Sisters accurately captures the relationships between family, but most importantly siblings. The themes portrayed, are family and learning and growing from them.
Summary: The family is going on a trip! A trip in the van, to travel for a week to a family reunion. From camping in the hot south western part of the states, to a subpar family reunion, continuous fighting between sisters, finding Mango the snake, and attempting to make since of each other and their parents – the trip turns into a whirlwind of adventure!
Response: Respond to the design and layout of the book. What do you think of the cover design, size of the book, font, spacing, and visual elements?
This graphic novel flow extremely well, as you are captivated by the comic book style drawing. Unlike Smile, however, this novel has various flashbacks that are noted by different colored pages, and different colors within the panels. This contract is very helpful to the reader when trying to separate the “now” of the book to the “then.” In all the layout is smooth and easy to read and provides the reader with consistent laughs and relating to that of living with siblings.