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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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  • go_pottah_1980
    go_pottah_1980Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:48 am55 stars
    This book is awesome!! This was my first Raina Telgemeier book, and I loved it!! It's super easy to read and very enjoyable.
    • donifihorazi
      donifihoraziWednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:07 am55 stars
      it is so funny and its sad its so fun to read
      • lahyhigo-160320328263
        lahyhigo-160320328263Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:21 am
        love the actoin and drama and i would reccomend this book to anyone that has siblings or just a free reader
        • bsc
          bscWednesday, December 16, 2020 at 6:50 am55 stars
          Raina and Amara are going on a road trip. They don't get along very well-but they're going to have to try to. There's something going on with their parents, the incident, and flashbacks. Raina Telgemeier does an amazing job telling her story in this true graphic novel. Happy reading!
          • jacred2021
            jacred2021Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 6:48 am22 stars
            thank you for the good information i defently wanna read this book thanks to you
            • gimmemy_pie
              gimmemy_pieWednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:53 am11 star
              You are retelling the story to get up in 1st place and now you dont even know how to even review a simple book who even are you and your also teaching others to do it too!
              • bookqueenpaige
                bookqueenpaigeWednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:41 am55 stars
                That's very mean and uncalled for. She wanted to do that and she probably summed it up to tell others about it. People can do want they want don't try to bring them down.
            • gold3nglare
              gold3nglareWednesday, December 9, 2020 at 7:07 am44 stars
              One of my favorite books. I wonder what Amara's side of the story is. We knew that she hated that Raina would tune out the world, but maybe she acted like.. like.. like AMARA, for attention because she was the middle child.
              • gimmemy_pie
                gimmemy_pieWednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:53 am11 star
                That means you too toxic
              • CupC@keSunday, November 29, 2020 at 8:51 am
                This is just an awesome book! I thought it was cool how she included a bunch of flash backs from when before Amara was born and everything leading up to when the story happened. All I can say is WOW!! This is one of my favorite books!
                • lottiestar
                  lottiestarSaturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:05 pm55 stars
                  This is a graphic novel book enjoyable for everyone ages 12 and up. Personally, this book is one of my favorite books as it it very entertaining.
                  • FireFriday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30 pm
                    I have this book at home and its very interesting.
                    • HiThursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:21 am
                      I want to read it but I can't find it. I love Raina though and her books smile, drama etc!
                      • go_pottah_1980
                        go_pottah_1980Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 5:50 am55 stars
                        It's probably at the library.....just go to one of their computers and look it up on the library's website. you can probably put it on hold.
                      • wolfieland
                        wolfielandThursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:38 am55 stars
                        its a awesome book! its bout these sister amara and raina and they dont get along and there r goin on a car trip to their cousins for a family renunion and they do have so sturggles during the trip....