Wednesday, October 22, 2014


by Raina Telgemeier
Rated PG

This graphic novel is extremely popular in my daughter's 4th grade world, so I thought I'd check it out.

It looks and reads like a book-length comic strip, which is one of the reasons it's so appealing to kids. And, I'm delighted to say, it's clean :)

The book follows real-life sisters Raina and Amara as they embark on a family road trip. The sisters are about 14 and 9, and most kids will relate to their emotions as they worry about fitting in, and how a person can love their siblings but also want to kill them most of the time.

Sound familiar?


Rated PG for some mature themes like wondering if Mom and Dad are getting divorced.