{Claudia and Mean Janine: Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin}

{Claudia and Mean Janine: Raina Telgemeier, Ann M. Martin}

{Synopsis} – This graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, is now available in full color!

Claudia and her sister, Janine, may as well be from two different planets. Claudia, who pays more attention to her artwork and The Baby-sitters Club than her homework, feels like she can’t compete with her perfect sister. Janine studies nonstop, gets straight As, and even takes college-level courses! But when something unexpected happens to the most beloved person in their family, will the sisters be able to put aside their differences?

Raina Telgemeier, using the signature style featured in her acclaimed graphic novels Smile and Sisters, perfectly captures all the drama and charm of the original novel!

{My thoughts} – Claudia is a fun and quirky character. In this book we get to learn more about her and her family. School is ending for the year and Claudia is having problems remembering the things that she needs to know for her end of year tests. She isn’t really enjoying this part of the school year and she isn’t a fan of all the pressure that her parents are putting her under. They seem to think that she needs to be as smart as her older sister Janine that only seems to study.

Claudia has an argument with her sister and her grandma steps in and then she says something she isn’t proud of to her grandma. After that is said and done her grandma suffers from a stroke the same night and Claudia blames herself. Her older sister distances herself from the entire situation.

While their grandma is getting better Claudia is the one that helps out the most. Her sister seems to not have an interest in helping, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. The Baby-Sitters Club is running a summer play group, but Claudia is too busy to help out with it because she is always helping with her grandma. I am glad she chose to help with her grandma over the play group. Family is extremely important.

I really enjoyed reading this addition to the series. I look forward to reading the next book in the series very soon!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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