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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  • perenelle1
    perenelle1Monday, July 16, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    I really like this book because I know that I'm going to get braces pretty soon, and now I have somebody to relate to, and know that some people have worse cases than me.
    • mai
      maiThursday, July 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm44 stars
      This funny girl gets gets braces when she trips and her two front teeth are pushed in. She goes thru drama in school with 2 boys.
      • inezola
        inezolaWednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm44 stars
        I loved this book. It's soooooooooooooooooo great. I totally recommend this book to people who enjoy teeth.I read Smile like 100 times and I loved it every time.
        • jess12345
          jess12345Monday, July 9, 2012 at 5:23 am
          I think I might read this book. It seems really good. SMILE I like the word SMILE! So it must be good
          • kendra123
            kendra123Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm
            this book i love because of the comic formatin i would recomend this book for 10 and up i really do love this book READ IT READ IT READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
            • Omggirl6Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 6:31 am
              So this book I read a week after I got the news I was getting braces in a year! I was terrifyed! What if it hurt? I read this book and it made me feel SOOO much better! t the same time I was having friend drama just like Raina! Her friends were defiantly NOT true friends and this book made me relies my friends were treating me like a toy also. So I kept reading this book about a girl who stands up for herself and has the worst luck with teeth. ;) read it!
              • 1dblossom
                1dblossomFriday, July 6, 2012 at 11:08 am
                I`ve read this book at least a million times. This book is really good. it shows that even though something bad is happening now, something good will come out of it like getting braces and having better teeth than before. i love it soooooo much
                • gum98
                  gum98Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:46 am
                  This book is very good. I have met the author and she is truly an inspiration. I recommend this book to anyone with braces
                  • cahill74
                    cahill74Monday, July 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm
                    I loved this book. Her friends were mean to her, like when they pulled her skirt down. They were always mean but Raina was nice and let them get away. During the sleepover, they tricked her and made her wear a tube top. The new friends she makes are really nice. I agree with aquamarine, it was surprising when I find out it was a real story. The main reason I read this book was to see what an autobiography is like in a graphic novel format.
                    • CCMonday, July 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm
                      I love this book, its about boys and true friends. I just had to buy it! What surprised me was the it was real. I hate the part when they boss Raina around.

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