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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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This would be excellent for teenagers who want to be understood. It would spark an interest in any young woman who's been through awkward experiences and we all have!
  knoelle27 | Aug 12, 2016 |
This book gave me flash backs to my middle-high school years. Getting braces was the worst experience for me and I only needed them for one year. This is a great and easy read for girls who are struggling with the issues of growing up and fitting in. It helps them realize they are not the only ones, especially since the author wrote this book about her own story!
  katiegotur | Aug 5, 2016 |
My biggest problem with graphic novels is that they typically can't go as deep as a book with common prose. While that was still the case with this book, it covered many years in the life of the main character, which was a really cool way to get to know her. Rather than really getting to know a character at one moment in this girl's story, you get to know her through the major events in her life that shape who she is. This is also an autobiographical work, so this could lead to fun activities for students to do. ( )
  alaina.loescher | Jul 18, 2016 |
Smile is about a girl named Raina Telgemeier. She has one sister named Amara. Raina also has a younger brother named Will. Raina is about to start seventh grade. She is getting braces soon. At her friends house, Raina trips and loses her two front teeth. Some of Raina's friends start to bully her because of her teeth.

Raina starts seventh grade. She meets a sixth grader in music class and she really likes him. Raina's friends start bullying her more often. One day, she meets another boy, who she really likes. One day, as Raina is standing in line, her friends pull a really mean prank on her. They run up and pull down her pants during school. Raina makes the right choice and leaves her old friends and gets new better friends. ( )
  dannya.b4 | May 31, 2016 |
Smile is about a girl who lost her front adult teeth. She had to get a plaster seal to help them go back. When they took it off her front teeth were higher up than the others. Raina had to get braces, after that she got a retainer with false teeth, but it all turned out well in the end with almost-normal teeth and new friends. I can totally relate to Raina, a little scared to get braces but happy that my teeth would look straight. I can relate to her too because I also have younger siblings, they are annoying at times but mainly fun. ( )
  MadelynM14 | May 23, 2016 |
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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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