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Smile

 
 
 
 
Smile
Author: Raina Telgemeier
ISBN 13: 9780545132060
ISBN 10: 545132061
Edition: 1
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $10.99
 
 

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, and 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.

This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.

The Washington Post - Dave Burbank and Karen MacPherson

…the real focus of Smile is Telgemeier's search for identity, a universal experience with which readers will readily identify. Her illustrations bear her trademark cartoonist touch, while the story's emotion is highlighted by the work of colorist Stephanie Yue.