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By Raina Telgemeier
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From the artist of BSC Graphix comes this humorous coming-of-age true story about the dental drama that ensues after a trip-and-fall mishap.

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.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on February 1, 2010 by GRAPHIX
ISBN-10: 0545132053
ISBN-13: 9780545132053
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  • maddyp18
    maddyp187/30/20145 stars
    I loved this book so so so so so much!!!!!! It is about a girl who knocks a tooth out, needs to get braces, and makes lots of new friends. I think the message in this story is ''be brave''. I hope you like it!!!!!!!
    • wildchild999
      wildchild9997/26/20145 stars
      raina has a overbite and needs braces. one night after girl scouts her friends start racing to raina's house. raina trips and falls and knocks out her two front teeth its a long step by step process until her teeth are normal. it included headgear, crossbite, root canals, plus much more. many things happened before her teeth were fixed boy drama, mean friends who pansed her, an major earthquake, a new high school and new friends and the most interesting thing is it all happened to the author!!!!
      • buttercupllama7/25/2014
        This book was very entertaining! i loved reading it! i read it twice. Grade 4 and up!
        • tenzin2005
          tenzin20057/23/20145 stars
          i like this book because it reminds me when i went to the dentist
          • mandm2000
            I love this book. I think it really inspires me because my teeth arent perfect and never have been, so I think this book can give a lot of people really good confidence. I know it did for me!!!!!!!!!!:):)
            • stinkerbuddy
              stinkerbuddy7/1/20145 stars
              because it's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • foodgirl
                foodgirl6/30/20145 stars
                This book is really good, awesome, and epic! If you read it have a fun time. It is out of this world.
                • mindy910
                  smile is probably the best book ive ever read in my life-well, one of them, at LEAST!!!!
                  • happyface7
                    I so want to read this
                    • dogo256
                      dogo2566/19/20145 stars
                      This is the perfect book for people who have braces. Raina takes a nasty fall and has to get all of the fancy head gear. What I like about this book is that is a true story that happened to the author.

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