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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.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published on February 1, 2010 by Graphix
ISBN-10: 0545132061
ISBN-13: 9780545132060
3725 Book Reviews
  • mermaidomg
    An amazing book about a girl that has to get braces that causes her to get bullied by her former friends! Super relatable! I would suggest reading Guts or Sisters first just to get to know the character better. I believe that this book gives a theme that it doesn't matter what you look like it matters if you're a good person or not
    • browneyedgirl
      browneyedgirl17 days55 stars
      READ THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • goawayandleave
        goawayandleave20 days55 stars
        If you want a book that is relatable i 100 percent recommend.
        • goawayandleave
          goawayandleave20 days55 stars
          I read this when i was really low and i 100 percent recomened when you want a book that is relatable and funny
          • hiyyy45
            hiyyy4520 days55 stars
            It is super good! If you like drama and love and comix, you will love this book! The main character is very relatable and is very likable.
            • mxvelxlover
              mxvelxlover21 days55 stars
              I actually relate to her!! I've fell busted 2 teeth that weren't loose! (one was little but not a lot) I've had surgery on my mouth and I have braces so I relate to her!
              • rere1234
                rere123421 days55 stars
                It was a great book and I enjoyed it! If you like babysitters club and drama then this is a great book for you
                • kenna626
                  kenna62622 days55 stars
                  I love this book! I have read it multiple times.
                  • catsarecool13
                    catsarecool1326 days55 stars
                    Love this book
                    • cowgirl3124
                      cowgirl312426 days44 stars
                      great graphics love this book