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Raina Telgemeier’s #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning companion to Smile!

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.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on August 26, 2014 by GRAPHIX
ISBN-10: 0545540593
ISBN-13: 9780545540599
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  • applebutter
    applebutterFriday, June 14, 2019 at 4:41 pm55 stars
    This book is one of Raina's most popular books. I own this book and have read it at least 13 times! And i will keep on reading it over and over. She is one of the best authors i have ever read and trust me i have read tons of books. Great book for kids of all ages. Boys and girls. A must read.
    • feathermoon
      feathermoonMonday, June 10, 2019 at 12:43 am
      Looks interesting.
      • ilanos50
        ilanos50Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:47 pm44 stars
        I really liked this book. I wonder if they are going to make a book 2 or a sequel. If they do I will be sure to read it!
        • gingersnap
          gingersnapThursday, June 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm55 stars
          Rania can't wait to be a big sister. Once Amara is born, things aren't quite how she expected them to be. This book makes me think of me and my sister. I love this book!
          • ramrose
            ramroseThursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:15 pm55 stars
            This one was also funny. I enjoy this author a lot. Her books are funny. I usually end up staying up late to read them over and over again.
            • PandasarecuteTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm
              Awesome book! Raina always asked for a sister. Finally, she got one. Sadly, she got a big sister that is always mean! The sister Amara. Amara was so mean! She loved to draw though. I've read this book many times. It's a very good comic book. I would rate it five stars because there is so much action inside the story!
              • dancergirl6
                dancergirl6Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:40 pm55 stars
                Love it
                • dancergirl6
                  dancergirl6Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:39 pm55 stars
                  I love this book it is like me and my sister
                  • lilylunapotter
                    lilylunapotterTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:07 am55 stars
                    Raina wanted a sister but when Amara came she was rethinking her choice. Now they have to go on a road trip. Can Raina stand Amara? Especially during a road trip? Worst of all, Amara’s pet snake is stuck in the front seat. Will Raina enjoy the road trip now?
                    • bookaholicMonday, June 3, 2019 at 7:01 pm
                      This book was about 2 sisters that fight all the time , Raina and Amara, That are going on a car trip to visit there cousin. And on there way back when the car brakes down and Amara and Raina become closer. I would recommed this to grade 3rd-7th.