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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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  • mash
    mashFriday, October 5, 2012 at 6:57 am
    this looks like a good book and my friend read it because she was supposed to get braces and she heard that was what it was about! i want to read it!
    • kydi00143
      kydi00143Friday, October 5, 2012 at 4:50 am
      it is a good book. espesially since it is comic
      • love smithThursday, October 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm
        i really do
        • love smithThursday, October 4, 2012 at 3:35 pm
          i really wanna read this book
          • millie
            millieThursday, October 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm
            It looks good.
            • larimaryThursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm
              i love this booke more then rad5 and i am so so in love with the book because it has a lot of words in it so much words
              • sephoriaThursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm
                luv this boook
                • rad5Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm
                  such a great comics ,couldn't put it down.i read it during a playdate when we were playing a game
                  • SunshineWednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm
                    I loved this book;) if you have braces you should defiantly read it! It is so great I give this book 5 + stars I read it in 1 day I couldn't get my nose put of it.
                    • lovevolleyball
                      lovevolleyballWednesday, October 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm55 stars
                      I was getting braces and my grandmother got me this book to keep me from getting worried about the "big day". I read it and it is so much more than a graphic novel about tooth problems, but a journey through middle school and high school, from the perspective of a normal San-Francisco girl. Through this book Raina is constantly overcoming battles, and I think that this teaches people that anything is possible and that they can survive middle school ;) I love the novel and have reread it many times. It is written in a humorous and clever way, that makes you want to read it over and over again.