Product Description 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. From School Library Journal Gr 5 Up-Sixth-grader Raina falls and severely damages her two front teeth. Through middle school and into high school, she struggles with peer relationships, discovering her own strengths while enduring painful orthodontia. The concluding pages reveal a self-assured high school student who can indeed smile. Full-color comic panels perfectly capture young adolescence.α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review "...The equivalent of a Judy Blume novel: younger readers can turn to it for understanding and comfort. [Smile] hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." ---New York Times Book Review "Irresistible, funny and touching - a must read for all teenage girls, whether en-braced or not." --Kirkus Reviews "Charming... This book should appeal to tweens looking for a story that reflects their fears and experiences and gives them hope that things get easier." --Publishers Weekly "Telgemeier's storytelling and full-color cartoony images form a story that will cheer and inspire any middle-schooler dealing with orthodontia." --Booklist "Teens struggling with issues of appearance and identity-especially if they wear braces-may take comfort in the thought that one day they'll learn, as Raina does, to feel good about themselves, inside and out." --Christian Science Monitor About the Author Raina Telgemeier is a graduate of New York's School of Visual Arts. Her comics have been nominated for Ignatz and Eisner Awards, and her illustrations have been featured in magazines, books, and newspapers. Raina currently lives in Queens, New York.