Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Smile

One bad day can sometimes turn into bad years. 

Poor Raina fell and broke her two front teeth. If that weren't unlucky enough, due to a dentist's mistake, she's forced to undergo several procedures to remedy her smile. As we follow orthodontia ups and down, we also get to meet a young girl going through puberty changes, crushes, and friendship issues. 

Telgemeir illustrated the story beautifully, with vivid images and sentimental frames. Even bullying was included in the book, as I turned the pages swiftly to see if and how Raina would learn to stand up for herself. A great coming-of-age story that teaches no matter how bad life is-- it will get better. So keep on smiling. 

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  1. I just read this last month and loved it. My daughter loved it, too and it reminded her not to run too fast! ; }

    1. Love the lesson she got from it. I know several people who've chipped teeth, but this was... whoa.