Smile

Smile

Book - 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
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 213 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780545132053
0545132053
9780545132060
0545132061
Branch Call Number: j Telg

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blue_horse_4781
May 18, 2019

I absolutely loved this book. The humor is extremely funny yet completely true. Raina has shown her story while showing how many other girls suffer through braces, drama, family, and so much more. I had many lol moments in this book and highly recommend it to anyone who comes across it. Enjoy reading!! :)

Loved reading this book!

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saji_music
Mar 09, 2019

This is a very fantastic book! There is so much detail, humour, and creativity! I love how the book is based on Raina’s real story! I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a book you can read over, and over!

Who knew one girl could have so much dental drama? After knocking out her two front teeth in sixth grade, Raina begins a long (and painful) journey through surgeries, braces, and embarrassing headgear, all while dealing with the normal awkward moments of middle school. This truly unique story was an engaging read and brought me back to my own middle school days (but without any residual twinges of embarrassment!). The colorful portrayals of preteen drama were just so spot on and so well done! — Baileigh F., Walker Library

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Katie_Iun18
Feb 06, 2019

That was an amazing book!!Love it!U should’ve read this!It is tough going all through that headgear,braces,and all kinds of things like that.Since it’s such a good book I am going to rate this book 5 out 5 stars!!

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jessitinsley
Jan 30, 2019

one of my favorite books!! I have read it over 12 times! It one of the best graphic novel out there! :)

JCLHeatherM Nov 13, 2018

Braces have a habit of appearing at the worst time in a person's life (when their body's already going through changes and friendships are fluctuating). Having the ability to 'smile' through it may make the journey a little easier.

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christina0722
Oct 16, 2018

this book is good and i like to read this book you should read it

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kchick1
Jul 29, 2018

OMG, this book was really good I recommend it to EVERYONE who reads this comment! Raina learns about changes in her life and how it's not always easy growing up. this book deserves 5 stars!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 28, 2018

Smile is a novel about a teen girl who struggles with being a teenager, as well as having troubles with her teeth. She goes through some struggles with school as well. She wants to fit in with the other kids but finds it hard as she has braces and feels that she is weird and out of place. I relate to this novel because I also had some similar school troubles. She also struggles with fitting in with the other students. It's a very short yet sweet novel. I recommend this book to preteens, and give it a 4/5. @Gummibee11 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I think that the book Smile, by Raina Telgemeier is an amazing book! I would rate this book a 5/5 because of the story line and illustrations. I think that this is a book that all children and teenagers should read, because of the real life scenarios that are shown/talked about. It talks about getting braces, bullying, starting high school, fake friends, and much more! The story is full of humor, as well as some serious moments. To add on to story line is very detailed illustrations. The illustrations make it way easier for the reader to imagine what’s going on. Overall, this is a great book that I think all children and teenagers should read if they need something to relate to! Rating 5/5
- @booksinaflash of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Smile is an autobiographical account of Raina Telgemeier's life from middle school to high school with the use of amazing illustrations and a graphic style. When Raina accidentally knocks out her two front teeth, her life begins to often revolve around the orthodontics office. She is faces braces, headgear, surgeries and to top it all off, teenage and social quandaries. This true story is so intriguing and portrays a very powerful message. There would have been no other way to express this story than the way Raina Telgemeier had. Readers of all ages will love this sensible, meaningful and engaging book. But, I definitely recommend Smile for those tweens and teens out there who are looking for a fun and relatable read. This book is a true work of art and definitely reaches out to the young readers of our generation. Rate 4.5/5 stars.
- @ReadingIceCream of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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brownbear_365
May 18, 2019

brownbear_365 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_horse_4781
May 18, 2019

blue_horse_4781 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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black_rabbit_207
Feb 27, 2019

black_rabbit_207 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

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black_shark_662
Dec 09, 2018

black_shark_662 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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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

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white_ladybug_42
Feb 10, 2018

white_ladybug_42 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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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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Kittenbay
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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Goodtimepoet
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!🐷🐖🐸🐹🐕🐱🐼🐢🐇🐰🐧🐘🐼🐸🐸🐷🐖🐁🐀🐓🐔🐄🐮🐇🐰🐭🐭🐈🐦🐍🐤🐥🐴🐶🐱🐖🐈🐈🐥🐑🐍🐤🐺🐺🐩🐃🐖🐈

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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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