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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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  • lilylunapotter
    lilylunapotterThursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:23 pm55 stars
    After a Girl Scout meeting Raina falls and knocks out her two front teeth. While she struggles with teeth and braces, she has boy drama , friend drama , and finds where she can “smile”. This book you will feel happy, sad and have empathy for the characters. This will the a book that you will “smile”.
    • sofi_juarez
      sofi_juarezThursday, May 16, 2019 at 10:31 am55 stars
      This book is such a nice book!!!! I loved it so much!!!!!! If there was a movie, I would watch it.
      • aly_spoon675
        aly_spoon675Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:19 am55 stars
        Raina is 13.... and without any front teeth. One day as she was running along with her friends she slipped and fell and.... LOST HER TWO FRONT TEETH!!! Raina is horrified as she's now forced to get...braces. A middle schooler's worst nightmare. As Raina frowns her way through sixth grade refusing to show her smile, she deals with drama of friends, family, and most of all her smile. Smile accurately portrays middle school through a sixth graders eyes as well as being extremely relatable to those who are in the same situation!! Smile is an amazing book and as long as you're not too scared to face the realities of middle school, you're going to love it!
        • callie_b
          callie_bThursday, May 16, 2019 at 5:09 am55 stars
          How would you feel if your life was turned around in a matter of seconds? When Raina slips and falls on the sidewalk, her teeth are damaged badly. To her horror, with this injury she needs to get BRACES. It's her worst fear! Join Raina on her real-life journey through braces, middle school, trouble with friends, and growing up. This book is actually based on the author Raina Telegemeier's experiences growing up, which I find SO cool! It's extremely relatable in that way, which makes it an even cooler book to read. I also love the way the book is set up-- it's a fun to read graphic novel! I've always highly recommended this book to my friends, and I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves humor and true stories. Amazing read, I give this 5/5 stars!
          • headsuppups
            headsuppupsWednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:14 pm55 stars
            I have always wanted braces!!It's WAY more than awesome
            • lol_bp
              lol_bpTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 9:10 pm55 stars
              This book is about a teenage girl who falls when running out of the car and her tooth falls out of her mouth. i love this book and the others in raina telgmeier's series. she inspires me to write so this would be a great book to read.
              • caddilac
                caddilacTuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:44 am44 stars
                I like it I would recommend the book
                • rebeccahensley
                  rebeccahensleyMonday, May 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm55 stars
                  great book would recommend to comic readers and those who are not comic readers.Great book
                  • awesomepups
                    awesomepupsSunday, May 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm55 stars
                    it is one of the first books by raina telgemeier I ever read!!! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!I give it 567,612,864,681,703,981,889 thumbs up!!!!
                    • arathana123
                      arathana123Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:13 pm55 stars
                      I think this book was more than awesome. Most of the boys read it and they said it was so good. I read this book over 3 times and I still did not get bored. So try reading this and you will love it. Also try reading the other books by this author. Also try recommending this book to your friends, family, and other relatives. Also if you are a boy try reading this. In two or so pages you will be hooked. Have fun reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!