Smile by Raina Telgemeier
This poor girl. I just feel for her! While Raina is racing home from a Girl Scout troop meeting, she trips and knocks out her front tooth and forces her other front tooth up into her gums. She’s a bloody mess, and this is the beginning of a years-long dental saga. She copes with scary surgeries, braces, headgear, crisscrossed rubber-bands, fake teeth on a removable retainer, as well as “friendships” and boy drama.
I can see how writing & illustrating this book was therapeutic for the author. Overall, it was great tween fun. If you liked El Deafo, you’ll like Smile too.
–Keely, Meadows and Patron Services
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