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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:Graphic Novels, Realistic Fiction, Middle School, Autobiography, Comics, Female Protagonist, Braces, Awkward Teens

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

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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 |
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. ( )
  Christina1476 | Apr 20, 2017 |
This book is about a young girl transitioning into middle school and her teenage years. As the young girl starts middle school, she is in an accident and looses two of her teeth, along with challenging zits, boys, hormones, and all awkward things life throws at her at this young age. This book would be great for students who are about to enter into middle school or their teenage years. This book covers all aspects of how awkward it is to be a teenager, especially a girl teenager. ( )
  Taylor20 | Apr 6, 2017 |
A fun graphic novel about awkwardly entering puberty.
  edwardcandler | Mar 15, 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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