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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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  • bookstory13
    bookstory13Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:43 pm55 starsFeatured
    Just finished this book! I love it so much! I can really relate to Raina. (Besides the whole smashed-my-face-and-had-my-mouth-rearranged incident) I had to get braces. When I first touched the, my mouth exploded. Just like Raina's. I have to get headgear, just like Raina. Her dealing with it really helped me! Later when she was having boy problems, I was like "YES RAINA!" She also loves German! Can you believe it? I love this book because it's so easy to relate to and it's a true story! It's about being who you are on the inside and showing it on the outside. Don't care about what others think about you! Don't let what you are wearing affect your personality! Your friends love you because of who you are. If they are walking all over you, don't let them! This book is like a best friend I've waited my life to read. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read it! --BKS reviews
    • bookstory13
      bookstory13Monday, December 3, 2018 at 7:11 pm55 stars
      Correction: When I first touched the BRACES ;) :D lol! Typo, sorry!
    • virtual
      virtualMonday, December 3, 2018 at 3:10 pm55 stars
      I like this book very much because it teaches us that everyone is special. There is no need to compare who is better and who is not because everyone is different and unique.
      • vioka
        viokaMonday, December 3, 2018 at 2:19 pm55 stars
        I like this book because it teaches us that no matter how you look, you shouldn't let others' word to distract you from doing anything. If anyone bullies you, tell them to stop or ignore them, instead of feeling down all the time. You should think that everyone is very special because there won't be another you. Everyone should believe in themselves, trust yourself that you can do anything if your heart wants to follow it. Show everyone that you are capable to be like them too! It is not you fault to be different, it is just meant to be like that. And tell yourself that it is their fault for looking down at you.
        • peterpenguin
          peterpenguinFriday, November 30, 2018 at 5:24 pm55 stars
          Smile is a book that includes realistic fiction and problems that actual kids in Earth face. This story is about how Raina fell down from a race that her friends challenged her from. When Raina's mom set a dentist appointment for Raina, Raina freaked out. She always thought that braces were bad, and she had other things on her mind, which makes her lose focus. In the end, it turns out that Raina doesn't mind the braces staying in her mouth any longer.
          • Katelyn C Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm
            Smile By: Raina Telgemeier Publish date : February, 1, 2010 Smile is about a girl who got braces for the first time. She thought her friends might judge her for her appearance but then something happened on the first day she got her braces but she did not care. She realized the getting something you absolutely need won’t be so bad! Her conscience got to her brain before she thought it was not so bad. I would say the moral of the story is don’t judge someone by their appearance. I would recommend this book because it helps you realize that getting braces is not so bad from a girls perspective. This book is great for 9-10 year olds and this book is level around 3rd to 8th grades.
            • I_Make_ReviewsWednesday, November 28, 2018 at 11:53 am
              This book is awesome because when she got braces, she thought she wouldn't fit in like she did when she didn't have braces. There are other things that happened too, but i'm talking about the main problem. I just love this book and totally recommend this book to all - By I_Make_Reviews
              • happyall2
                happyall2Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:36 pm55 stars
                I don't like how the girls friends treated her. They shouldn't pull her skirt off and let everyone know about it. She must felt embarrassed when everyone was looking at her.
                • bethieyu
                  bethieyuWednesday, November 21, 2018 at 9:51 am55 starsFeatured
                  this book inspires kids that think they don't fit in to believe that they can fit in. No matter if you have braces,glasses,head gear, or anything else, don't be afraid to show who you are inside. From falling down to braces to head gear, Raina trusted her dentist and she was able to make her teeth look great again. This should relate to kids who are scared and think they are nerds, to encourage themselves and talk to a grown up in case if they get bullied. This book is a very encouraging and i hope you like it!!!
                  • marshshell
                    marshshellTuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:36 pm55 stars
                    very very good book
                    • k8girl
                      k8girlSaturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:02 pm44 stars
                      I love this book. Strongly recommend it!

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