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