Sisters

By: Raina Telgemeier

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Focuses on a brief period of time

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What is the specific event that your author focuses on in the memoir?

When Raina goes on a road trip with her family from San Francisco, California to Colorado and back.

How many years in the writer's life does the book cover?

The book doesn't go over a whole year but just about 1 month.

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Story format - Must have a conflict

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What is the main conflict of the memoir?

Both sisters (Raina and Amara) are fighting constantly about everything and their parents have split up for the summer. Amara's snake also gets loose and hides in the front seat of the car.

What is the Climax (turning point) of the story?

The sisters get left in the car for a couple of hours when the car breaks down. Their mom has to go into town to get a tow-truck. During the long hours of waiting, Amara's snake finally comes out of the seat!

What happens in the Resolution?

The tow truck finally comes and the family is finally reunited again. Raina and Amara finally get along and their family happily goes back to San Francisco.

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Reveals writer's thoughts/feelings and lessons learned

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Write a sentence that shows the authors thoughts and feelings

During the climax, Raina was feeling worried, annoyed, hungry and tired. (Pages 175-191)

What is the lesson the author learned about life throughout the book?

At the end of the book Raina learns that sisters are okay.

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Writer uses details and figurative language that bring the story to life

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Write an example of Figurative language

Through out the story, Raina uses lots of flashbacks as the details to bring the story to life. One of her flashbacks was when Raina was little and asking for a sister... a lot. This flashback is important because it shows how much Raina begged for a little sister.

Another example

Another example was over Raina and Amara's childhood. This flashback is also important because it shows how Amara was not how Raina expected her to be.

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Important quote

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Quote

"Why did I ever ask for a sister?" - Raina Telgemeier

Important quote questions

The main idea (theme) of the book Sisters is sisters are okay.

This quote relates to the book because at the end Raina learns that valuable lesson. The quote of the book is important because it shows how much Amara and Raina fight in the book.

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Sisters By Raina Telgemeier

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