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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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This is a funny story about the dental drama that happens after a trip-and-fall mishap.

Raina is a sixth grader that wants a normal life. Then she trips and falls after a girl scout meeting severely injuring her two front teeth. After that she deals with braces, headgear, surgery and a retainer.
  foleysh | Jul 28, 2015 |
Graphic Novels, Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  Jubilee22 | Jul 27, 2015 |
Smile kept pulling me towards it, because of how my students love this book! I loved Raina Telgemeier's understanding of the mind of a sixth grader. She does a great job introducing the issues of middle readers that include their self-esteem, puppy love and other relationships.
  ayala.yannet | Jun 7, 2015 |
Raina is just trying to be a normal 6th grader, she's in girl scouts and have great friends. One day she was running up to her house and fell and broke her tooth. The dentist fixed it with some cast but it doesn't become fixed in a snap. Her teeth looked all weird so she had to have braces to fix it. After a while her friend began making fun of her. She tolerates it for a long time. She has to go through a headgear, braces, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached to it. After she gets her braces taken off her teeth looks perfect. An earthquake hits where she lives and messes everything up. She later meets a boy that has braces too and they started to have a crush on each other. As her friend pants Raina, she has enough and refuses to be their friend anymore. She then hangs out with people who respect her.
Amazing book for kids to read it's funny with a little school-drama. Raina Telgemeier made an amazing book. The fact that that Raina has to deal with drama while being embarrassed about her teeth. It proves that even something so small like running to your house can make it so you need years to fix something. She wanted (in my opinion) to show kids that they have to be careful because they can get hurt. ( )
  CaitlynO.B1 | May 28, 2015 |
This book is about a girl who knocked out her teeth when she fell. She had to go through tons of dentist appointments. Her friends where not the best friends she was exactly looking for. She had a few crushes but later she found herself not caring what other people think but how she thinks about herself. She ended her friendship with the girls and found some new friends that liked her for her and she got to do more things that she loves. In the end she was happy with herself and the choices that she made. ( )
  tesia.rose3 | May 24, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Raina Telgemeierprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
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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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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