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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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  • 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.
      • aquamarine
        aquamarineSunday, July 1, 2012 at 6:09 am55 stars
        This book is a biography comic book! It is fun. Rana's life get better and better. But I don't like the part when her skirts fell off! That was mean!! >-<
        • Hippie257Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm
          I DO NOT like this book. I LOVE it. I got it from the library, and loved it so much i HAD to buy it. what surprised me the most was that it was a true story. It is my favorite book ever. I would recommend it to girls, especially girls with braces and/or other orthodontics.
          • CupcakesSaturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm
            I love this book. I have read it 2 or 3 times and I absolutley loved it. It is sort of disgusting at times but really good.
            • jayThursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm
              i love this book read it 3 times i can relate to the book beacase i did not want anybody to make fun of me we i got braces
              • LailaThursday, June 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm
                I read some of this book and it is really good. I recommend it! It is really funny! But I think I would recommend it just for girls.
                • CarlyTuesday, June 19, 2012 at 8:25 am
                  I love this book it rocks! It is a great book if you haven't read it! It is so funny! Trust me! It rocks!
                  • sweeite
                    sweeiteSunday, June 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm
                    wow it was a really awesome book and it happened in real life and read this book it good. awesome
                    • vamploverSunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:36 am
                      this book is sooooo good who ever didn't read it. and was written by the same aurthor that did baby sitting club

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