Smile

Smile

Graphic Novel - 2010
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From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself
Publisher: New York : Graphix, 2010
ISBN: 9781442090521
9780545132060
0545132061
9780545132053
0545132053
9780545241823
0545241820
Characteristics: 213 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Yue, Stephanie - Colorist

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SienaEng
Jul 08, 2018

Smile is a great story. Raina has a very exciting life. I have braces now, and I know how she feels while getting them tightened. She lost a few friends, but made a lot more new ones. She has a brother and a sister, and they are both annoying to her, like my little brother and sister.

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geraldine9
May 24, 2018

This was a fun story. While aimed for a younger crowd (12-16?), it is enjoyable to adults as well. Raina writes a cheeriy story while looking at some somber ideas.

Raina learns about confidence, friendship, trust in self....all the things teens suffer through and have to resolve. These lessons are learned around the trauma of missing teeth & braces and the safety of family.

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FVReader
May 20, 2018

This was a fun story. While aimed for a younger crowd (12-16?), it is enjoyable to adults as well. Raina writes a cheeriy story while looking at some somber ideas.

Raina learns about confidence, friendship, trust in self....all the things teens suffer through and have to resolve. These lessons are learned around the trauma of missing teeth & braces and the safety of family.

NeelamReads Jan 27, 2018

This is an autobiographical graphic novel of Raina Telgemeierโ€™s childhood. Raina is afraid about getting braces but when she trips and falls, injuring her two front tooth, visiting the orthodontist becomes necessary. Over the next four years, she has many trips to the orthodontist, and needs mouth surgeries, braces, and even embarrassing headgear. To make matters worse, her friends are not supportive and judgmental, which makes Raina self-conscious and insecure. However, as the novel progresses, Raina learns to focus less on superficial appearances and more on her passions. This in turn leads to better relationships with the people around her.

I would recommend this book because teenagers can easily relate to the themes inside, especially those of wanting to fit in with their friends. This book has an important message about self-acceptance and confidence that important for everyone to read about.

TrKr Jan 04, 2018

Though I did not experience the trauma of her dental issues, I remember braces well. This graphic novel shows how resilient teens can be. Raina also shows her strength in how she responds to her "friends." I recommend this book.

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aishaesa
Jan 01, 2018

I really love this book, Raina is so brave! But I like sisters better.

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the_bookwyrm
Nov 17, 2017

This is a personal book--one I could still relate with when I read it in college.

My dental and orthodontic record includes--
- a palate expander that temporarily caused a gap between my front teeth
- 4+ years of braces
- a retainer I barely use these days
- extraction of all 4 wisdom teeth

and all of this began around the same age as Raina in her illustrated memoir. The constantly changing map of my teeth as well as maturing body gave way to some of the more struggle-filled years of my life--and Ms. Telegemeier gets it.

As I've read other stories she's written and illustrated, it really shows how comfortable Raina Telegemeier is with confronting the milestones and struggles of girls' adolescence. The majority of it surrounds changing interests, seeking personal identity, and trying to find your footing in the world. And that's a good thing to talk about. The more these stories are shared, the more we come to realize that it's all normal. Having metal in your mouth is something many people went through. I had that palate expander so one of my canines could fall into place. And it's embarrassing at the time, but it's a hurdle to overcome.
And you do. And you can smile.

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chloe_mok
Nov 15, 2017

I love this book

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graciejune
Oct 14, 2017

I enjoyed this book alot, I'd definitely recommend this book!!

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ktuch
Sep 14, 2017

you gotta love smile! it's awsome! i read the first 5 pages. then before i knew it i was done! so good!:)5/5 stars! I SMILED when i read it!

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violet_fox_432
Jul 08, 2018

violet_fox_432 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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blue_cat_14316
Mar 27, 2018

blue_cat_14316 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16

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kerey2006
Feb 11, 2018

kerey2006 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 10

blue_butterfly_8059 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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chloe_mok
Nov 15, 2017

chloe_mok thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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lucy0125
Nov 15, 2017

lucy0125 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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Feliciawolf723
Aug 28, 2017

Feliciawolf723 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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red_lion_4952
Aug 03, 2017

red_lion_4952 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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kevin_lu
Mar 14, 2017

kevin_lu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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maroon_beaver_77
Mar 02, 2017

maroon_beaver_77 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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chloe_mok
Nov 15, 2017

Raina has an accident and has some dental issues for the next what seems like an eternity. Braces, surgeries, spacers, fake teeth, everything.

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CeciliaCissy
Mar 17, 2017

This book is about a girl name Raina who has braces.If she wear them she can't even smile. it hurts!

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angelicaM3
Jul 16, 2015

This is a graphic novel that shows how this on girl in grade six broke her two front teeth and are having them replaced.
In this book you will see how she grows up and stands up to her so called "friends".

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animeblossom
Jul 11, 2015

Raina was about to come home when a accident happened. What was it? Where was it? Read the book to know what happened to her and what is her treatment?

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Fairest80655
Jul 10, 2015

This story is about a teenage girl who life take a unexpected tturn. from false teeth - new braces.

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TealSeals
Jun 30, 2015

This book is about a girl who's tooth fell out while running and she got braces

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Amina2015
Jun 30, 2015

This story is about a girl who tripped and broke her front teeth. She have friends that care about her. She went to a lot of check ups before she got her teeth fixed. She finally got them fixed and she can smile again.

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vippolito
Jun 29, 2015

Smile is a funny and relatable story about young Raina and her struggles through middle school and high school.

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white_tiger_477
Jun 04, 2015

Raina has an accident and has some dental issues for the next what seems like an eternity. Braces, surgeries, spacers, fake teeth, everything. Plus boy drama. Where does it stop?

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kellyhufty
Jan 28, 2015

Smile is the best book I recommend this book for people
who like comics!๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿธ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿด๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿˆ

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lizzie66
Jan 12, 2017

"You can't chew gum..taffee..gummys..popcorn..and.."
'Maybe that means ill stop biting my nails?'

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white_tiger_477
Jun 04, 2015

"Maybe that means I'll stop biting my nails too!"

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baetae
Sep 09, 2014

Melissa: "Uh... What if nobody cares?'
Raina: "Well that would really suck,'

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SillyFun1234
Aug 26, 2014

A wonderful book based on the author's childhood memoir.

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SilverRosePetals
Jul 01, 2014

"HEAD GEAR?!"

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meha124
Jun 07, 2014

Amazing I love the author Raina!

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CodyBanh
Jun 02, 2014

"I Can't Stop Ready This I love It

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BlueBanana65
May 21, 2013

the character's name is the same name of the author because "smile" is a true story of what happened to the author

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Ayeshamateer1
Jul 16, 2015

Other: Comics

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Kiez59
Aug 29, 2014

Other: blood at the beginning, front teeth jammed up the gum, kinda scary.

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LINA ZHU
Jul 01, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Major Earthquakes?

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BlueBanana65
May 21, 2013

Sexual Content: kissing(not actually sexual content just thought you should know there is kissing)

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BlueBanana65
May 21, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: earthquake

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UnbreakableValour
Oct 11, 2012

Other: kissing, middle/high school drama, I guess you could say that

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BlueJellybean
May 04, 2012

Sexual Content: thats not excalty sexual content.

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