Sisters has made me a fan of graphic novels! I don’t actually have anything to compare it to, as this was the first graphic novel that I have read, but if others are like this, then graphic novels and I are going to get along just fine.
Sisters, a memoir telling the story of a family road-trip and the turbulence along the way thoroughly surprised me and had me laughing throughout. I picked this up while out shopping; once I saw the inside, I knew I had to buy it. I later realised that it is actually a companion novel to Smile, but the fact that I haven’t read Smile didn’t seem to matter.
It was good to see that even without pages full of text, the emotion still came across for me; each characters’ facial expression clearly conveyed what they were feeling. I also like how different speech bubbles sometimes portray the level of that emotion and how the colour of the page changes when there is a flashback. Raina Telgemeier is a talented lady; I love her illustrations.
Sisters is a fun, light read, and for me was a revelation. I look forward to reading more graphic novels!
Is it just me who has only just discovered how amazing graphic novels are? Did everyone know before me?