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.
ISBN: 9780545132060
9780545241823
9780545132053
Characteristics: 213 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Yue, Stephanie - Colorist

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Friends, school and dental disasters - this book is perfect for anyone whose ever been to to the dentist


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JCLAlisonS Sep 04, 2020

I highly recommend this graphic novel for grades 5 and up. Though the main character is in junior high and then high school, there really isn't anything objectionable in the text that would make me inclined to caution younger readers. In this debut autobiographical graphic novel, the author takes us through her tooth-related struggles.

This is a great coming-of-age story and a MUST for any kids who are about to get braces. I had braces for 5 years and wish this book had existed back then. You/your child WILL want to reach the rest of the author's works, so be sure to put them on hold as they remain popular - and rightfully so!

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Anika_Singh
Aug 04, 2020

This graphic novel tells us the coming of age story of the author, Raina, a girl who isn’t quite sure where she belongs, through cute pictures and simple dialogue. We go on a journey of self discovery with Raina as she goes through middle school and high school. She makes mistakes along the way, but she realises what makes her happy and who she wants to be around. It’s entertaining and fun to read and it also manages to convey deep emotions and morals.

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darladoodles
Jul 20, 2020

An absolute delight. I had braces as an adult and can totally relate to the trials and tribulations of orthodontia. I am glad I did not have to wear them in combination with middle school and the early years of high school. Raina Telgemeier has a gift for telling her story and the graphics add a new level to the experience that would not be possible with a narrative only product. Thank you, Raina, for sharing your life with us and giving us all the reminder to hang in there and smile.

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ihsuhk
Jun 29, 2020

Smile is a wonderful graphic novel about friendship and identity. This is a great read, especially if you're looking for a laugh!

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MiaHernandez
Jun 16, 2020

I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOO MUCH

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 09, 2020

Smile is an enjoyable comic for girls of all ages in my opinion. I found the main character to be very relatable as she deals bullies and has a hard time fitting in like most girls in school usually find themselves having trouble with. The main character is more relatable to those who enjoy childhood and don’t want to grow up right away but always feel pressured by their classmates to grow up quicker than they want which is a big problem most little girls are faced with and if this book sounds like you then you’ll certainly enjoy it and be happy with the ending. I especially recommend it to those who enjoy reading graphic novels aka comic books. 4 stars
@Celine of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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BaileyRae2010
May 29, 2020

Great book really entertaining and interesting

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eden28
May 22, 2020

omigod love this book sooooooooooooooooooo much!!! I definately recommend

JCLMirandaA Mar 20, 2020

Semi-autobiographic graphic novel about the author going through tooth trauma while she grows through normal growing adolescent pains. I’d seen this come through the library consistently since I started and finally took the time to read it and I’m glad I did. Telgemeier does a fantastic job weaving together her individual and specific problems with her teeth and the relatable problems of growing up and the politics of middle school and high school. Perfectly done! I don’t think I’ve read a book that so precisely encapsulated the feeling of middle school like Telemeier accomplished in this. Highly recommend for all kids and adults.

JCLGladisO Feb 12, 2020

A delightful graphic novel based on the authors experience with tooth trauma and her long frustrating ordeal with getting her teeth fixed. This autobiographical novel was uplifting specially considering that Telgemeier was in her teens when she went through all these issues. I think she handled everything like a champ! I also love that true friendship shines at the end.

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pink_horse_678
Oct 07, 2020

pink_horse_678 thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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navy_fox_238
Jul 02, 2020

navy_fox_238 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 14

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ihsuhk
Jun 29, 2020

ihsuhk thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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blue_dolphin_13730
Jan 25, 2020

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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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PonyLuv
May 18, 2019

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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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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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vijruchika
Jul 02, 2020

Other: Inappropriate content

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vijruchika
Jul 02, 2020

Frightening or Intense Scenes: MAJOR EARTHQUAKE, BLOOD WHEN SHE FALLS DOWN.

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vijruchika
Jul 02, 2020

Sexual Content: SPIN THE BOTTLE!?!?!

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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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ihsuhk
Jun 29, 2020

“Weird...something happens when you smile at people. They smile back”

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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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rynsvpl
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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