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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 Novel, Braces, Teens

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Smile by Raina Telgemeier

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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 |
Having been a middle school teacher, I know how difficult "life" can be. This graphic novel tells the story of Raina, the author. It follows her orthodontic nightmare and her life as a middle-schooler. Not only does she have to deal with the constant orthodontic issues after falling, she has to deal with an earthquake and relationship issues. This is a good book to help middle-schoolers realize that they are not alone in these difficult years and that they too can overcome challenges that may arise. ( )
1 vote SraSpoer | Feb 21, 2017 |
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 |
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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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