Thursday, November 3, 2011


by Rainia Telgemeier

Goodreads Summary:
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
This coming-of-age true story is sure to resonate with anyone who has ever been in middle school, and especially those who have ever had a bit of their own dental drama.
My Review:
I really enjoyed this book, even though I am not usually a fan of graphic novels. I could connect easily to Raina since I endured lots of work on my teeth-including braces for several years. I like how she used her tooth troubles as a way to describe how she became her own person. Since finding yourself- to use a cliche-is something that most middle school students can relate to, so I believe that many would like this story.

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