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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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  • summer2019
    summer2019Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm55 stars
    very very well done! i loved it very very much. happy story. great book . you should consider reading this book two more times! i really hope you read it.
    • LuluFriday, July 19, 2019 at 4:50 pm
      funny and interesting!😍😍😍
      • Tessa WeissFriday, July 19, 2019 at 6:11 am
        I am 4 grade and I love these books
        • akpop1010
          akpop1010Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 11:20 am55 stars
          A really great graphic novel. I enjoyed reading it, I loved the art and story. I have already read it several times. Definitely recommend to 5th+ grade readers.
          • Liany Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 2:18 pm
            This is an awesome book!! I rember reading this in the third grade book fair. I got it to help me to get ready for my braces. I'll recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice, fun, and quickly read.
            • FarisyaSunday, July 14, 2019 at 4:56 am
              This is the best book !!!!😁😁
              • nicegirl1933
                nicegirl1933Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 7:02 pm
                yes i know but haven't quite read it yet
              • loveyoutoo
                loveyoutooSaturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:02 pm55 stars
                I have not read the book but I well read it.
                • reader_red
                  reader_redFriday, July 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm33 stars
                  Raina has to get braces, but it gets even worse when she falls and damages her top two front teeth. after that, Raina is sent on a whirlwind adventure full of dentistry, friends, and former friends, new schools and even an earthquake.
                  • kgautam
                    kgautamThursday, July 11, 2019 at 9:43 am44 stars
                    a great book by raina telgemeier ! she is an amazing author! this was a very entertaining autobiography, and it was cool to see what kind of stuff she went through.
                    • xeta
                      xetaMonday, July 8, 2019 at 1:04 pm55 starsFeatured
                      I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves quality graphic novels, experiences the pain and struggle of attempting to fit in, is dealing with social issues, or has/is currently suffering through an injury. I read this book years ago and yet the story has stuck with me till this day. It's an inspiring example of someone sharing their life story and doing what they love. As an aspiring comic book artist and author, and someone who has dealt with an embarrassing and painful injury, more specifically a mouth injury, I relate and deeply connected with her story. It was well written with an interesting, moral infused plot that kept me reading and learning(and laughing); talented and expressive illustrations; and relatable characters that kept me thoroughly entertained. There's truly something in this book for everyone. :) ~Xeta <3