Tuesday, December 30, 2014


by Raina Telgemeier

A graphic novel for young people, Smile tells the story of the author's dental woes.

Just as sixth-grader Raina is preparing to get braces, she falls and knocks out her two front teeth. All of a sudden, braces seem like mere child's play.

Countless appointments with dentists and 'dontists, coupled with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, take a toll on Raina. It's not easy to add all of that tooth-related pain to the pain of growing up.

This is a nice story with cute illustrations, but with all of the hype, I expected a little more from Smile


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