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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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  • sylvie55555
    sylvie55555Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 5:20 pm55 stars
    I love this book and how Raina Telegraimer manages to tell such a meaningful story through pictures. I would totally recommend this book. It tells a story about fitting in and how sometimes, you would rather do something that doesn’t make you fit in. Follow Raina through her middle and high school life.
    • jini0710
      jini0710Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 3:15 pm55 stars
      This is a nonfiction that is in a comic. This happened to the author. This book is great and I learned a lesson. The lesson is... BE CAREFUL ALL THE TIME. try reading this BOOK!
      • soccerchick03
        soccerchick03Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 5:37 am55 stars
        This book was my favorite out of all of Raina Telgemeier graphic novels. This book was very fast moving about an early fall that changed her mouth for years of pain. This book talks about her school years and how to stand up to bullies. I recommend this book 9+
        • ajay2908
          ajay2908Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm
          elgemeier's simple, clean drawings in a soft color palette are easily accessible even to readers new to graphic novels, and there is also a rich, complex story to delve into.
          • noahmrich
            noahmrichSunday, June 23, 2019 at 7:04 pm44 stars
            This is a comic about a girl named Raina who feels that her braces have ruined her life and that she looks ugly she soon learns that her smile is beautiful just the way it is.
            • 3bears
              3bearsThursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:25 am33 stars
              Smile tells a true story of the author, which I found to be interesting, and it had me feeling what the main character was feeling.
              • I love booksTuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12:51 am
                I read it, it is so funny and nice
                • meatlover
                  meatloverWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm
                  I recommend this book because this is probably going to be the book for comic reader's.😎
                  • sweetcheese
                    sweetcheeseWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm55 stars
                    This book is awesome!!!!!I checked out from the library and loved it.I totally recommend this book to any girl ages 8-15. This book showed the adventure of how Raina survived getting braces, headgear, and got her ears pierced all at the same time. The funny part is that this happens during middle school and high school. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I did.
                    • milkywaylover
                      milkywayloverWednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:32 am55 stars
                      it was a great book over all, I thouroughly enjoyed it Raina Telgemier is a great writer she really brings her charactors to life in her books. you can really tell she is inthousiastic about her work!