10 Memorable Sets of Sisters in Fiction

Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Cleary’s Ramona series depicted the ups and downs of sisterhood with a rarely seen and refreshing realism in her humorous and honest account of nine-year-old Beezus (aka Beatrice) and four-year-old Ramona. The situations and dialogue were genuine, natural, and represented the ambivalence siblings often feel for each other, while honoring the complexities of childhood and the uniqueness of sisters.