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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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  • sugerbear
    sugerbearMonday, April 9, 2018 at 11:44 am55 stars
    read it like seven times and won't stop reading it
    • vajyxagufytyvo
      vajyxagufytyvoMonday, April 9, 2018 at 7:02 am
      Great book but not my favorite
      • SMILEloverFriday, April 6, 2018 at 6:34 pm
        i love this book i love this author and this book is funny and can relate to great for teens
        • huiyee
          huiyeeFriday, April 6, 2018 at 5:27 pm55 stars
          I LOVE smile!!!
          • jaden44
            jaden44Friday, April 6, 2018 at 8:00 am55 stars
            This book is really, really good!
            • Kosho Friday, April 6, 2018 at 12:39 am
              Love this book to keep smiling XD
              • OoofThursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:42 pm
                Good book one of my faves ....lol not a boy but.....Oh Well
                • zombiewarrioral
                  zombiewarrioralThursday, April 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm
                  It’s a good book. My friend at school let me read it partially.......unfortunately I didn’t finish and my friend keeps forgetting to bring it too school unfortunately 😒
                  • Curry SmithThursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:43 am
                    Love it
                    • sammckenney
                      sammckenneyWednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:18 am44 starsFeatured
                      So, as a fellow Brace-Face (for three years now!) I totally understand the struggles that Raina is going through. As I'm on my way to my Junior Year of Highschool, (Yay!) I can relate to a lot of aspects of this book. I love comic books, and her style is great! I have read this book, Sisters, and Ghosts, and I loved all of them! She is a great story teller and she deserves all the praise she's gotten and more! If you like her stuff I have two recommendations! These are a little more action-y but I loved them. You should read Feathers and Newsprints. Both were great comics with great morals AND great art! My Rating/Award-Four Stars and Best Book About Brace-Faces

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