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by Telgemeier, Raina,

Format: Kindle Book 2014 2014
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Three weeks. Two sisters. One car. A true story.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Telgemeier's follow-up to Smile (2010) possibly the only universally embraced graphic novel on the planet offers the same thoughtful perspective while also creating a slightly more mature and complex tone. Raina boards the family minivan traveling from California to Colorado to visit relatives, sharing a charged and eventful trip with her mother, sister, and younger brother. Cleverly, the trip is interspersed with flashbacks that flesh out the emotional background and neatly dovetail with Smile. While the focus of the story explores Raina's combative relationship with her younger sister, Amara, it is in some sense about families themselves, the tensions they breed, the unspoken worries that swirl through households, and the ways an older generation's unintended example echoes through younger generations. This may sound dark and heavy, but it actually exists only as an underlying reality. Telgemeier keeps the surface story popping and zippy, even through the constant sparring between the awkwardly adolescent Raina and her firecracker younger sister, a relationship that will prove profoundly familiar to many readers. Telgemeier's art complements her writing to great effect, offering a cheerful, vivid cartoon simplicity that allows readers to instantly engage even as it leaves room for deeper truths to take hold. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: New York Times best-selling Smile continues to be one of the most widely loved kid's graphic novels in recent history. With a sizable first print run, Telgemeier's publisher is counting on a repeat performance.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this companion to Telgemeier's Smile, the graphic artist writes about her relationship with her younger sister, Amara, using a summer cross-country trip as narrative scaffolding as she examines the contrast between her childhood wish for a sister and life with a sibling she often can't fathom-although Amara seems to have uncanny insight into her. "You ever feel like you just don't fit in?" Raina asks Amara at a family gathering full of contemptuous teenage cousins. "All the time," Amara replies. "The difference between you and me is, I don't care." Like Smile, it's an alternately poignant and laugh-out-loud funny account of pre-adolescence whose episodes range from small crimes (Raina lying to Amara so she doesn't have to share her art supplies) to acute crises (Amara's pet snake Mango on the loose in the family's VW Microbus). Underneath the immediate problems lies poignant uncertainty about the state of their parents' marriage. Though the artwork draws little attention to itself, Telgemeier's visual storytelling skills are well-honed, and readers will be left wishing for more. Ages 8-12. Agent: Judith Hansen, Hansen Literary Agency. (Aug.)? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Telgemeier, Raina
Brothers and sisters Comic books, strips, etc
Families Comic books, strips, etc
Interpersonal relations Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists United States Biography
Comic and Graphic Books
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Inc.2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Lamb, Braden, colorist.
Falco, Phil, bookjacket designer.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience "Audience: Grade 4 to 6." -- title page verso.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780545540667
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