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Raina Telgemeier
Scholastic, 2014
Audience: Everyone
Source: Library

From Goodreads:
Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. Amara is cute, but she's also a cranky, grouchy baby, and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years, but when a baby brother enters the picture and later, something doesn't seem right between their parents, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.

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 don’t know why I don’t just automatically buy Raina Telgemeier’s books. I waited for this one to come through for me. Because pre-teen girls love her books, I had to wait a seriously long time. It’s understandable, though. If I was a teen girl, I would totally love her stories. I still do, even as an adult.

In this book, she really captured what it’s like to have a sister. And I don’t blame Raina at all for being freak out by The Incident. It was just as good as Smile. I really, really want to know what happens next to Raina’s family. I wish the author could create the books as fast as I can read them! I don’t know what she’s planning for her next book, but I know I will definitely read it!