Smile by Raina Telgemeier :):)
I love this book I’ve read it several times but never got bored.
The book is about a girl called Raina, who is in middle school. Raina’s teeth get knocked out when she’s on the way back from a Girl Scout meeting. Over many years she has to go to many dentist appointments during her time at school whilst she discovers new friends.
It all starts when her friend Kelli says, “Last one to the porch is a rotten egg” and Raina can’t keep her balance so she grips onto Kellie’s hoodie, trips and stumbles, falling very hard on the road, knocking her teeth out and damaging her mouth really badly.
The dentist appointments make Raina less social as she has to go weekly. When Raina goes to the periodontists they don’t ask Raina’s mum for permission and Raina faints.
Her time at school is not easy with her crush on Sean whilst, some of her friends are bulling her.
My favourite part is when Raina’s tooth gets knocked out because I feel that’s when the story starts. I find it amusing when her friends pull her skirt down in the outdoor café. I like the way the book uses yellow pages to show that Raina’s remembering how she lost one of her baby teeth when she was much younger.
I don’t like it when nothing’s actually happening because it can be a bit boring but I couldn’t think of a better personality for all of the characters. :):):):)
And I love all the pictures.
I love the way that Raina’s used her home town and all her experiences as inspiration for the book.
I CANNOT wait for Raina’s new book!