Google+ Bookslingers Blog: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Braces are just the beginning of Raina's dental drama.

Before she starts sixth grade, Raina's dentist cheerfully tells her that she's going to need braces for her overbite. And just when she starts to think that being a metal mouth might not be all bad (at least they might force her to stop chewing her nails!) dental disaster strikes.

She trips and smacks into the pavement and her two front teeth are knocked out.

Growing up is hard enough without headgear, removable teeth and retainers. And between her straightenings and brace tightenings, Raina learns about boys, the difference between good friends and not so good friends, getting your ears pierced, bratty younger sisters, art, how to deal with earthquakes, and becoming a dreaded teenager.

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But here's the review in brief: I LOVED IT AND I WANT TO HUG RAINA TELGEMEIER.