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Sisters (Comic) Review

 
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The timeless struggle of getting along with your sister, in comic book form.

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The retro style may be a bit harder for modern kids to relate to.


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Sisters, as you might expect, is a tale of two young sisters and their various troubles, triumphs, and annoyances with each other, told in comic book form. Played out mostly in black and white panels, with the occasional full color panel thrown in for good measure, it has an engaging art style that does a […]

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

 
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Sisters, as you might expect, is a tale of two young sisters and their various troubles, triumphs, and annoyances with each other, told in comic book form. Played out mostly in black and white panels, with the occasional full color panel thrown in for good measure, it has an engaging art style that does a great job of really showing off each character’s personalities.

The story is told from the viewpoint of the older sister, Raina, who really, really wanted a sister when she was younger. Although that didn’t necessarily play out the way she thought it would – younger sister Amara is a bit of a firecracker, and rarely does the expected – the girls do come to appreciate each other in the “still fighting but loving at the same time” way that only sisters can understand.

As the story begins, the girls are preparing to set off on a week long car trip with their mother and younger brother, and tensions are a bit high. As the journey plays out, it flashes back and forth between the present time and flashbacks of the girls as they’ve grown. It also offers some rather telling glimpses of their parents’ relationship, hard times the family has endured, and the birth of their younger brother. Sisters is more than just the relationship between the two sisters – it is the story of their family, and many families just like it, as they struggle through the day-to-day stress and madness that is modern life.

Sisters is a book that will be easy to relate to for many adolescent girls, feeling a bit misunderstood and out of place in their families. It really helps get the message across that no one is as well put together and confident as they seem on the outside. It definitely has a bit of a retro feel to it – walkmans, and buying batteries for them, and even the notable lack of a cell phone when the inevitable breakdown occurs. So while it may seem like it happened long ago, Sisters shows that the struggles of getting along as a family are pretty much universal – but it’s well worth the effort.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)