Kid View: Smile by Raina Telgemier (Smile series, book #1)
A True Story
Raina writes a graphic novel for ages 10 and up about her experiences going from middle school to high school. Though I don’t usually care for books about people’s lives, this graphic novel was totally incredible! Five stars!
With great graphics to go along with the story, Smile is a very engaging read for middle grades readers. I remember when I was reading this book for the first time (I have read it twice), I read it non-stop for about two hours. I also remember spending a lot of time looking at the pictures because they were so realistic and cool.😉
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader, but after a horrible accident one night after girl scouts. She injures her front two teeth badly.
That night resulting to a long annoying three years of visiting the orthodontist and getting braces, a retainer with fake teeth attache to them, rubber bands from top to bottom, root canal, and a bunch of other frustrating appliances.
And friends that turned out to be not very great friends….
But in the end she finds out more about herself and her abilities, and where she can finally smile.
If you like this book, you should definitely read the next book in the Smile series, Sisters.
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