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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood!

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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  • koolcousins
    koolcousinsSunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:05 pm55 stars
    this is the best book ever!!!
    • carebear0518
      carebear0518Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:43 am
      It was such a great book I don't know how I was so lucky to get it☺
      • person Monday, September 30, 2019 at 7:15 am
        one of the best books I have ever read
        • ReneeSunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:07 am
          Wow what a great book!!!
          • 13iamgroot
            13iamgrootSaturday, September 28, 2019 at 4:22 pm44 stars
            My friends were talking about Raina Telgemeier's books and were shocked to hear that I hadn't read any of them! My friend brought "Smile" and told me to read it. I thought that I wouldn't like it since it was a graphic novel, but it was my turn to be shocked! I really loved this book because it was very easy to relate to. I loved that it was a true story about the author, Raina, and that she didn't leave the embarrassing parts out of the book. Throughout the course of this novel, Raina travels through serious dental drama, friends who don't respect her, and school (as always.) She learns that life is better when you smile and stand up for yourself. I am looking forward to reading Telgemeier's other books to see if they are just as good. It is an easy read (I read it twice in one sitting!) but still a fantastic novel to read again and again. I would recommend this to all middle schoolers.
            • zzamazingcoco
              zzamazingcocoSaturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:04 am55 stars
              you should read smile if you like comics or real life stories
              • zzamazingcoco
                zzamazingcocoSaturday, September 28, 2019 at 5:04 am55 stars
                read it now
                • lensey
                  lenseyFriday, September 27, 2019 at 4:12 am55 stars
                  It was about a girl and getting braces and it was just asome
                  • LelaFriday, September 27, 2019 at 4:06 am
                    It is asome I love the first part.
                    • dark_moonlight
                      dark_moonlightThursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm55 stars
                      everyone gotta love dis book

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