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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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  • ramrose
    ramroseThursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:11 pm55 stars
    This book was funny. This book made me want to read the entire series. So happy I tried this graphic novel.
    • dancergirl1010
      dancergirl1010Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 10:18 am44 stars
      I enjoy reading graphic novels. This story did a good job at keeping my attention and I couldn't get enough. I hope to read more books by this author.
      • ilovebooksTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 11:39 am
        This is one of my favorite books. I love this author. I have read it over and over again. This book is really popular in my school.
        • lilylunapotter
          lilylunapotterTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6:02 am55 stars
          One day at Girl Scouts Raina trips and severely injured her two front teeth. She get braces but then realizes that they needed to remove her teeth. After that she has a retainer with fake teeth attached . She depressed when she finds out that she needs braces again. Will Raina’s teeth go back to normal and will she smile?
          • bookaholic
            bookaholicMonday, June 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm55 stars
            I Looooooove this book! I read over 8 times, it is a great story. This book is about a girl named Raina losing her 2 front teeth and having to go through a lot of drama because of it. This is a true story!
            • joeycollin13
              joeycollin13Monday, June 3, 2019 at 10:59 am55 starsFeatured
              Smile is an adorable and true-to-life story about the transition from child to teenager. Raina Telgemeier tells entertaining (and sometimes sad) stories from her childhood through unique drawings in this graphic novel. I loved it so much that I read it three or four times! It's a really interesting novel. The sequel, Sisters, is just as entertaining. Definitely a must read for ages 10+. I love the bright colors and dialogue she uses. (usually I don't enjoy graphic novels, but all of hers have enough great dialogue and story to keep me interested!)
              • mushroomcet
                mushroomcetSaturday, June 1, 2019 at 9:45 pm55 stars
                I've been through braces like her before. They are very uncomfortable. But, at least I didn't knock out a tooth just falling down. That would be scary!
                • caylajw
                  caylajwFriday, May 31, 2019 at 5:01 pm55 stars
                  I like this book but it is not my favorite book ever but any way I love is so much it made me read all the books in the series and the best ever share your smile all the books combined together all the main chariters in one bigg book😘😘😘
                  • softballquenn
                    softballquennFriday, May 31, 2019 at 10:02 am55 stars
                    this book is awesome once i read it i felt awesome it made me stop hating myself over my gap
                    • applebutter
                      applebutterFriday, May 31, 2019 at 8:42 am55 stars
                      Ok this info come from a girl who has had braces for three long years. This book is an AWESOME book , a must read for anyone and everyone , all ages. It has a hint of drama, a dash of romance, and a sliver of pain. It also shows that even when your in pain you just have to keep smiling. ( And trust me braces are painful!)