Friday, February 4, 2011

Review: Smile - Raina Telgemeier

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 4.5 stars
Cover Rating: 4 stars (It's cute.)
Genre: Middle Grade
Publication Date: February 1, 2010
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Page Count: 214 p.

Raina falls while running across the tar with her friends. The result: missing front teeth that will need years of creative surgery and orthodontia to correct. This is the story of her misadventures through puberty and head gear. Where all she wants are good friends and a place to fit in.

This was a fantastic graphic novel for young girls. It talks a lot about identity and being okay with who you are. I also appreciated that it pointed out that you shouldn't always keep the friends you have if those friends in fact, suck. This was a fast and fun read about the perils of braces and adolescence. Everyone experience the social suck of middle school. Even if you have tons of self confidence it does effect you in some way what people are saying or doing to you. This was completely age appropriate and a great book for every girl to read. 

First Line:

Favorite Line:
"So far, being a teenager is no fun at all."


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