Sister BFFs follows a pair of sisters who are not quite adults, but trying desperately to act like them. From job searches to embarrassing encounters with former crushes, these twenty-something sisters n ...more
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As for the author, their bond is more on the hilarious and silly side and that they are not afraid to talk about anything, and on trying new thing ...more
It was a decent graphic novel exploring sister relationship. To be honest with you, I cannot relate to this because I'm an only child. I don't know how it feels like to have a sibling who I can bicker or confide with. The closest sister I have is my mom. Personality wise, I'm the polar opposite of these sisters. They're adults but I find them immature for their age. The plot lacked of direction and the humor doesn' ...more
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I told my 18 year-old sister I will be gifting her Sister BFFs as soon as it is available for purchase. Huge thanks to Philippa for sharing your life in such a delightful and relatable way ❤️
Okay, I thought I never going to say that but I want my lil sis right now, sitting beside me, eating junks. Right Now!
I would love to love this series of sister cartoons, but I find them off, somehow. I just can't get how two sisters, in their 20s, from the read of this, are having these childish arguments, and other such situations that happen when they are together. Perhaps the 20s is the new teenager.
I found a few of the cartoons mildly amusing, but I found both sisters to be selfish, childish and argumentative. I know this series ...more
This was a fun read!
Philippa Rice wrote Soppy an adorable graphic novel that featured real life moments with her boyfriend. In this one however she illustrates memories with her sister. Having a sister myself, I felt a personal connection to a lot of the stories.
That one actually happened not long ago, as we were watching on YouTube excellent auditions in talent shows:
This amusingly candid look at sisterhood is a little snarky and a lot whiny. It might be best digested in small doses as I (or the book) seemed to flag in the second half.
Sister BFFs is a book showing some daily arguments between 2 sisters who are so close, like best friends. They are trying to be grown-ups in adult world.
It was an okay reading. Did I enjoy it? Eh... Unfortunately. Maybe I unconsciously expected something, or I didn't quite get it because I am an only child. What I didn't like much was the sisters were a bit too childish. Their arguments sometimes bored me.
This one totally missed the mark for me. I liked the concept of two sisters navigating life and having that representation be honest and a bit messy, but this one lacked storytelling and was just too messy for my liking. I did laugh at the back and forth debate about who would shut the door— anyone with a sibling can recognize that debate!
You know how, when you're hanging out with someone you really love, like a best friend, sister, spouse, etc, and something happens and you both laugh so hard you pee a little? Or you're having a text conversation and it's just so witty and snappy, you're convinced you need your own reality show?
But then you try to tell other people about this hilarity, and they just kind of smile bemusedly and say, "Must've had to be there"?
This bo ...more
“Sister BFFs follows a pair of sisters who are not quite adults but trying desperately to act like them. From job searches to embarrassing encounters with former crushes, these twenty-something sisters navigate the ups, downs, and in-betweens of early adulthood – together…”
This was a cute, short collection of comics based on the author’s real life. I have a little brot ...more
Anyway, this was really funny. There were moments here that I've 100% had with my brother and with longtime childhood friends, once upon a time. It was funny and still kind of sweet, and a perfectly enjoya ...more
But far more importantly, this book suffered from the same malaise that ...more
My rating: 3.5 out 5 stars
As the author says at the beginning this book is about the relationship between two sisters (in particular her relationship with her younger sister). They live in the same house and always have childish arguments.
I’m an only child, but I think this comic is an accurate representation of how the sisters's "love and hate relationships" work: sisters alw ...more
My fave line: “You monstrosity!” Other highlights:
There’s a panel that is unintentionally funny to everyone outside Britain, or I guess the Commonwealth: Whoever could have thought it would be a good idea to have separate spigots in a sink for the hot and cold water?
They make up by watching cat memes.
“You’ve a stubborn face, but I’ve done my best.”
“Instead of losing a ball, you gain a ball.”
Some of the ...more
The beauty of Soppy author Philippa Rice's Sister BFFs lies in its near-universal appeal. The dynamic between the illustrated Rice and her sister worked for this reader — a not-quite-only child with only one same-generation sibling — as a reflection of the BFF relationships I maintain. Although I highly recommend this book as a co-read for close siblings, Sister BFFs is as much an exploration of friendship as of kinship.
Some Goodreads reviewers have taken issue with the "immaturity" of the real-...more
I'm waiting for this to be released, so that I can give this to my sister. I bet she' ...more
Highlighting the dysfunctional functionality of sisters that have grown up together, probably lived alone for a while in college, yet are back living home with mom and dad - a situation many 20 somethings find themselves in nowadays, this is a very silly, poignant, funny little book.
THANK YOU TO NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING A FREE DIGITAL ADVANCE READERS COPY OF THIS ...more
Her works include the collage based webcomic, My Cardboard Life, and her auto-biographical comics, Soppy.
Philippa grew up in London and now she lives in Nottingham with illustrator Luke Pearson.