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  • Published: New York : Graphix, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 213 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Graphic Novel

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 410

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780545132053 (hardcover)
  • 0545132053 (hardcover)
  • 9780545132060 (pbk.)
  • 0545132061 (pbk.)
  • 9780545241823
  • 0545241820


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by Telgemeier, Raina.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Teen Graphic Novel / Telgemeier, Raina, Youth Graphic Novel / Telgemeier, Raina

Additional Details

From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Community Reviews

SMILE IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SMILE IS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Every time I read it it is a new adventure!!!You should read it!Even if you already have read it.



Loved It

It was a great book. It was funny and the pictures were much better than just good. I have read the book at least 20 times. Never gets old.

good book

This was just a really amazing book!


love smile

=0+=)=smile is awesome!

super awesome! i can be absorbed by it in two seconds.


Life is complicated enough for middle-schooler Raina before she gets hurt and needs advanced dental surgery. This incredibly relatable autobiographical graphic novel chronicles the tumultuous years of Raina's junior high, focusing especially on her dental difficulties, but also touching on the everyday challenges of becoming a teenager.

Smile is an excellent example of how the graphic novel medium can be more than the sum of its parts, with the text and images working together in the "show don't tell" style. Catty dialogue of pre-teen girls show their true characters rather than outright labeling them bad friends. There are no tiresome descriptions of feelings, as the expressive illustrations convey it all without words. Kids, tweens, and teens alike will find something they can relate to, whether it's friendship challenges, crushes, or the physical and emotional pain of braces.

This book is highly recommended for upper elementary and middle school readers. Boys and girls alike will sympathize with the heart-filled story and be drawn in by the welcoming art.


best book ever


amazig book
raina is awesome


This book is really good, I liked how the author wanted to share an extra ordinary life.


I loved this book sooooo much. It was such an easy read and almost everyone can relate to it!!!!


awesome book. The pictures in it are just as awesome!


it has really good pictures and it attract me to read is a millin times

Excellent Book!

This book was riveting and easy to connect to. Although I never had such extensive dental work, I know about the repeated pain of having your braces tightened just as your teeth start to feel okay again, and she did a great job relating the experiences. Raina did very well balancing the events that called for more detail, and summarizing what happened with other situations. It was wonderful to see what happened with her friends, as I was very bothered with how they behaved. I even found myself near tears more than once.

I haven't read many graphic novels, or biographies, but now this is easily my favorite book in both genres.


A wonderfully drawn comic book by the talented Raina Telgemeier. You'll follow the wonderful *sarcasm* adventure of getting braces along with her in this true story from Telgemeier's childhood.


I loved this book! I really liked the pictures. They were excellent! I definitely enjoyed the story and I don't have braces, but it kind of made me think about all of the people around me who do have braces... like my friends. My friend introduced it to me before she got braces, and later when she did get them, I don't think it was that big of a deal.


this book is fun to read and intersting as it shows raina as she grows up
not for tweens becasue there is some stuff thats not for them
but its awesome for teens!

Really Great Book!

This graphic novel is the story of the Authors life. The pictures are drawn by her, and the plot is based on her own childhood! Loved every second of Smile!


I love memoir graphic novels, and this one was really fun to read! I didn't want it to end!

loved it

this book is amazing

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