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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 wish my junior high/high school experience had wrapped up so neatly! Really, though, I can see why this is so popular with the teens here (I actually got this from a different library, because our copies are always on hold). Telgemeier remembers her youth very well.
  mirikayla | Feb 8, 2016 |
This is one of my daughters favorite books and she was excited for me to read it. It gives a realistic account of what can happen to a girl as she transitions from adolescence to the teenage years. This would be a great book to recommend to any young girl as it delivers an important message about being true to yourself and not to be afraid to be an individual.
  KristenNevala | Feb 6, 2016 |
A joy of a comic to read and it reminded me of my own adventures in orthodontics. In the time-honored teen tradition, Raina is scheduled to get braces to correct an overbite. However, a fall knocks out her two front teeth, complicating the process. A series of visits to the dentist, the endodontist, orthodontist and periodontist over four years finally gets her smile back on track. (As Raina cracks: "I didn't even know there were this many kinds of 'dontists.'") Of course, being a teenager, she also endures the highs and lows of high school, friends, crushes and self-consciousness. "But the more I focused on my interests, the more it brought out things I liked about myself." ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
After being told by many elementary school students to read this book, I finally did it. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! I did not enjoy all of the dental details but did enjoy reading about the author's life as a middle school student and surviving her accident. ( )
  Erika.D | Jan 28, 2016 |
The author relates her own dental drama in this graphic novel. She was 12 when she fell and knocked out her 2 front teeth. For the next 4 years, she lived through surgery, braces, false teeth and headgear. At the same time, she was dealing with typical teen drama -- friends, mean girls and boys. Will Raina ever feel “normal” again and will she ever find a reason to smile? ( )
  MrsBarbarino | Jan 24, 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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