Smile

Smile

Smile Series, Book 1

eBook - 2014
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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! 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. 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. "I so enjoyed reading Smile, I couldn't put it down. It's excellent!" — Lynn Johnston, creator of For Better or For Worse "Raina perfectly captures the small, everyday surprises, dramas, and embarrassments that make up adolescence... A joy to read." — Gene Yang, National Book Award Winner for American Born Chinese "Irresistible, funny and touching." — Kirkus Reviews "It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." — The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: 2014
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Graphix, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780545780018

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JCLHeatherM Nov 13, 2018

Braces have a habit of appearing at the worst time in a person's life (when their body's already going through changes and friendships are fluctuating). Having the ability to 'smile' through it may make the journey a little easier.

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christina0722
Oct 16, 2018

this book is good and i like to read this book you should read it

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kchick1
Jul 29, 2018

OMG, this book was really good I recommend it to EVERYONE who reads this comment! Raina learns about changes in her life and how it's not always easy growing up. this book deserves 5 stars!!!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 28, 2018

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

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lingzhi_1
Jul 27, 2018

I liked this book. #PACL2018

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helenayodele
Jul 25, 2018

This books portrays high school and growing up realistically

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NataliaOtterstein
Jul 21, 2018

It was awesome and a great first book to read.

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SienaEng
Jul 08, 2018

Smile is a great story. Raina has a very exciting life. I have braces now, and I know how she feels while getting them tightened. She lost a few friends, but made a lot more new ones. She has a brother and a sister, and they are both annoying to her, like my little brother and sister.

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geraldine9
May 24, 2018

This was a fun story. While aimed for a younger crowd (12-16?), it is enjoyable to adults as well. Raina writes a cheeriy story while looking at some somber ideas.

Raina learns about confidence, friendship, trust in self....all the things teens suffer through and have to resolve. These lessons are learned around the trauma of missing teeth & braces and the safety of family.

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FVReader
May 20, 2018

This was a fun story. While aimed for a younger crowd (12-16?), it is enjoyable to adults as well. Raina writes a cheeriy story while looking at some somber ideas.

Raina learns about confidence, friendship, trust in self....all the things teens suffer through and have to resolve. These lessons are learned around the trauma of missing teeth & braces and the safety of family.

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violet_fox_432
Jul 08, 2018

violet_fox_432 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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blue_cat_14316
Mar 27, 2018

blue_cat_14316 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 16

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kerey2006
Feb 11, 2018

kerey2006 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 10

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black_chicken_212
Feb 10, 2018

black_chicken_212 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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chloe_mok
Nov 15, 2017

chloe_mok thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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lucy0125
Nov 15, 2017

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Feliciawolf723
Aug 28, 2017

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Aug 03, 2017

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kevin_lu
Mar 14, 2017

kevin_lu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 99

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Mar 02, 2017

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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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CeciliaCissy
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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TealSeals
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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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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baetae
Sep 09, 2014

Melissa: "Uh... What if nobody cares?'
Raina: "Well that would really suck,'

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SillyFun1234
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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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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