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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
3726 Book Reviews
  • spmar
    spmarabout 2 months55 stars
    This book is about a girl named Raina who looses her two permanent front teeth and has to have lots of dentist and orthodontist appointments to fix them. Over all I thought it was a good book and I recommend it to you.
    • purpleunicorn5
      purpleunicorn5about 2 months55 stars
      In this book a teenager named Raina faces a horrible ascendent when she's racing her best friends . now she has to go to her dentist and get braces in the middle of the year . Can a female teenager survive the school year. Read the book to find out. I hope you will enjoy this book the way I did. HAPPY READING!
      • mermaidomg
        mermaidomg4 months
        An amazing book about a girl that has to get braces that causes her to get bullied by her former friends! Super relatable! I would suggest reading Guts or Sisters first just to get to know the character better. I believe that this book gives a theme that it doesn't matter what you look like it matters if you're a good person or not
        • browneyedgirl
          browneyedgirl5 months55 stars
          READ THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • goawayandleave
            goawayandleave5 months55 stars
            If you want a book that is relatable i 100 percent recommend.
            • goawayandleave
              goawayandleave5 months55 stars
              I read this when i was really low and i 100 percent recomened when you want a book that is relatable and funny
              • hiyyy45
                hiyyy455 months55 stars
                It is super good! If you like drama and love and comix, you will love this book! The main character is very relatable and is very likable.
                • mxvelxlover
                  mxvelxlover5 months55 stars
                  I actually relate to her!! I've fell busted 2 teeth that weren't loose! (one was little but not a lot) I've had surgery on my mouth and I have braces so I relate to her!
                  • rere1234
                    rere12345 months55 stars
                    It was a great book and I enjoyed it! If you like babysitters club and drama then this is a great book for you
                    • kenna626
                      kenna6265 months55 stars
                      I love this book! I have read it multiple times.