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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
3731 Book Reviews
  • rosemary_books
    rosemary_books11 days55 stars
    My dad read this to me a couple years ago, he's an orthodontist. Reading this again gave me some nice nostalgia! It's a great book.
    • courtemanchei28
      I love this book.
      • deafgirl134
        deafgirl134about 2 months55 stars
        Its such a good book lets say that you like dentist, friends, boys,family, school and growing up then smile is the book that you shall read because its a ten star review⭐⭐
        • serene_euphoria
          serene_euphoria2 months55 stars
          I really liked this book, and that's saying something because I am not a huge fan of graphic novels. It's an incredible story, and Raina really changes towards the better at the end. Recommended for sure!
          • love-art
            love-art2 months55 stars
            definitely recommended!
            • mara_love
              mara_love4 months55 stars
              This book Is about A girl named Raina who has a lot of dental problems and is really insecure. Part of the reason I love this book is because I could relate to Raina about being insecure and things like that. It's a great book. 10/10
              • spmar
                spmar6 months55 stars
                This book is about a girl named Raina who looses her two permanent front teeth and has to have lots of dentist and orthodontist appointments to fix them. Over all I thought it was a good book and I recommend it to you.
                • purpleunicorn5
                  purpleunicorn56 months55 stars
                  In this book a teenager named Raina faces a horrible ascendent when she's racing her best friends . now she has to go to her dentist and get braces in the middle of the year . Can a female teenager survive the school year. Read the book to find out. I hope you will enjoy this book the way I did. HAPPY READING!
                  • mermaidomg
                    mermaidomg8 months
                    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
                      browneyedgirl9 months55 stars
                      READ THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!