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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Smile (edition 2010)

by Raina Telgemeier

Series: Smile (1)

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Authors:Raina Telgemeier
Info:GRAPHIX (2010), Paperback, 224 pages
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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

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I found this novel to be endearing. I had braces as a kid, so I could empathize with the character and how she felt. It had humor and drama both in good balance and this is a good read if you only have a few minutes to sit. I would recommend it. The pictures are so wonderful and vibrant. 4.5 out of 5 stars. ( )
  Beammey | Jul 25, 2017 |
I enjoyed this graphic novel. My students love this book so much I can hardly keep it on my shelves. I decided to buy a second copy and before adding it to the library I read it to see what all the fuss is about.I understand why it is so popular! Even though it is set way before their time, the things Raina deals with are the same struggles we all faced growing up. ( )
  AmberKirbey | Jul 11, 2017 |
When a teenager falls and knocks out her front teeth she must endure the embarrassment of braces and head gear, in the sixth grade, she learns about "real friends" and boy confusion. This book is the author's personal account of her dental trauma at that age ( )
  librarybird08 | Jul 8, 2017 |
I really enjoyed "Smile." Raina Telemeier's story will resonate with any kid who had to live with messed-up looking chompers and dental appliances through their formative years of school (such as this guy here writing this review). Telgemeier also does an excellent job tackling issues like peer pressure and teasing that can on within friend groups, and the choices she had to make concerning self-respect and emotionally healthy relationships. She also covers the utter weirdness and confusion that results from experiencing one's first romances. Her art is also charming, fun, and cartoonish in the best way. This would be a good title to have on your middle school classroom shelf to help kids see the commonality of their experiences. ( )
  motorbuffalo | Jun 22, 2017 |
In the beginning of the book Raina in coming back from a girl scouts meeting and she runs out of the car and she falls on her mouth and her two front teeth come out. The whole book is mostly just about her story about getting fake teeth then braces and everything else. The thing that i like the most about this book is that Raina never is afraid of what people will think of her when she goes to school. ( )
  raynaj.b1 | May 25, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raina Telgemeierprimary authorall editionscalculated
Falco, PhilDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, JohnDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pelham, CassandraEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yue, StephanieIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
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