By: Raina Telgemeier
Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective 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 had a bit of their own dental drama.
A New York Times bestseller
2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Publication for Teens
2010 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Nonfiction
A New York Times "Editors' Choice"
"It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." —The New York Times Book Review
"[T]he real focus of Smile is Telgemeier's search for identity, a universal experience with which readers will readily identify." —Washington Post
"An utterly charming graphic memoir of tooth trauma, first crushes, and fickle friends, sweetly reminiscent of Judy Blume's work . . . Irresistible, funny, and touching — a must read for all teenage girls." —Kirkus Reviews
"A charming addition to the body of young adult literature that focuses on the trials and tribulations of the slightly nerdy girl." —Publishers Weekly
Publisher: Harper Collins