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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 enjoyed this graphic novel but some parts might be a little intense for younger or sensitive readers. The story follows a tween (Raina) who has her two front teeth knocked out in an accident. A major part of the book deals with her dental journey to return to having a nice smile. Teenage angst also plays a part. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Feb 10, 2017 |
Will review as time allows ( )
  christopher.kyle1706 | Dec 8, 2016 |
Although school is a;ready tough and confusing with no good friends, boys and school work. Raina becomes a laughing stock with her two front teeth missing and with multiple mouth situations this makes her no good school, friends and boys even more tough.
  allymeers | Dec 7, 2016 |
Smile is about a young girl and her adventures through maturing in middle school and high school. The book begins with the main character losing her two front teeth after tripping as she was running. She deals with the different struggles of maturity and puberty all while missing her two front teeth in the sixth grade. The book progresses to explain many other dental ordeals that she goes through, and all the life events that take place during this time in her life.

I love this book because it is very relatable for anyone who knows about the struggles of growing up. This book is very encouraging as is details the ups and downs of puberty and gives great insight into how to deal with these problems while also feeling hopelessly awkward dealing with constant dental procedures. I love that this book is written in a comic book style as it makes it a very easy and fun read.

This book could be used to teach a lesson around the struggles that everyone feels as they are going through puberty. During this time, a lot of adolescents feel isolated and abnormal, and this book shows how it is possible to make it through that time and be happy with what you have. ( )
  ErinLeary | Dec 5, 2016 |
This story has limited words, but no limit on the story line. This story follows the life of a girl as she goes through middle and high school with confidence issues and dental issues as well. As it reaches the end of the story, someone tells the girl to just smile and that becomes her life motto.

I thought that this story is a great representation of the genre of Graphic Novels. The story line was engaging and easy to follow through the representation on the story through the pictures. I would highly recommend that teachers recommend this story to their students and help with confidence issues, that everyone obtains.

An activity that I would do with this story is a book report that includes the students to create their own short graphic story about what they are insecure about. ( )
  kmedwa4950 | Dec 1, 2016 |
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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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