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Smile | Raina Telgemeier
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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.
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Wow this isn‘t just a girl getting braces! She went through some things with her teeth... all during those awkward middle school years. Looking forward to the other books! Last 6pts for #teamslaughter in #scarathlon for non theme book.

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Meg_pooley
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“I threw my passion into things I enjoyed. Rather than feeling sorry for myself.”

MrsBabki Perfect pick! Love it! 2mo
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mirsophie
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This is a great coming of age story. It was funny and nostalgic. I am glad my sister told me to read this again because I had forgotten what happened in this book.

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4thhouseontheleft
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I had a lot of orthodontia issues growing up, and was teased relentlessly about my overbite before I had braces. I wish I had this book when I was a middle schooler!

Another book that was borrowed from Maya‘s bookshelves for #bbrc #mgme : NF graphic novel. 😁

#24b4Monday #summersendreadathon

Clwojick I love this author! ♥️♥️ 4mo
4thhouseontheleft @Clwojick She‘s fantastic! I have skimmed through this one before, but never sat down and fully read it until now. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m waiting for my daughter to finish this one so I can read it next! 4mo
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Andrew65 Sounds well worth. 4mo
LibrarianRyan I love Telegemier. Her books are so much fun. 4mo
TheBookHippie Allll her books are sooo good!! 4mo
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emtobiasz
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Today on last to the party: that Raina Telgemeier sure can write, can‘t she? All those library patrons telling me I HAD to read this book were right!

On another note, I relate to her orthodontia struggles on a deep and profound level. Just reading this page made my jaw ache in sympathy pains 😬 #graphicnovel #kidlit

Karisa My middleschoolers cannot get enough of her books. They are perpetually checked out from my classroom library. 🤗 4mo
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Apeacock12
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Smile by Raina Telgemeier is a NF graphic novel about a middle school girl who has to work through a personal crisis. After Girl Scout camp, Raina suffers a freak accident where she severely damages her two front teeth. This graphic novel follows Raina all through middle school to tenth grade as she struggles with friends, boys, and surgery. This is a great book to introduce as a IR to students about to enter middle school.

gabbymartin @apeacock12 I've never seen that award before! Nor have I heard of the book! It looks and sounds like something that would be perfect for a 5th grade independent read or even a literature circle, to promote discussion about personal crises which can really benefit the classroom at that age. Can't wait to check out this book! 4mo
Apeacock12 http://www.scholastic.com/graphix_teacher/pdf/Scholastic_GrphxWebCast_RTelgemeie...
This website has a great lesson plan where students can create a graphic organizer. Students will be asked to create a web of when someone may be feel embarrassed, angry, or uncomfortable. This book and lesson can be used to satisfy ESOL strategy 7 and UDL 5.2.
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fquadri This book seems like a great read. Many middle schoolers will find this book relatable and so it is perfect to incorporate in the classroom. I like the resources you provided. Thanks for sharing! (edited) 4mo
DrSpalding This book was highlighted at the reading summit. Excellent choice considering it is an award winner for graphic novels! 4mo
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MariettaSG
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Great quick read that certainly appeals to 12yo‘s who have headgear or braces 😬 😀. Lovely story about puberty and choosing to be yourself rather than trying to be someone else in order to please others.

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Oldschool_millenial
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I've been having a really hard time with friendships/relationships lately. I've had to let a lot of so-called "friends" go lately and I pay for it every time even though I know it's for the best ?

I can only hope that better people who love and embrace my wierdness (emotions- and personality-wise) will come into my life, but the optimist in me is down for the count right now.

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EadieB
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Dragonfairykats I love this poem 5mo
EadieB @Dragonfairykats 😊👍🏼 5mo
ladym30 Beautiful❤️ 5mo
EadieB @ladym30 I agree! 5mo
TheSpineView Love it! 😊😊😊 5mo
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megansimon
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megansimon
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My mom got me this book when I got braces because I had horrible teeth, but I also had braces for a long time. It actually really helped me get through that time period and I remember rereading the book several times.

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megansimon
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This is a comic book showing a girls struggles with braces and insecurity about how she looks. It‘s a true story based off the author and does such a good job at narrating how it feels at that age. It‘s perfect for 4th-5th grade/ middle school girls.

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bookcollecter
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As a photographer I prefer to be behind the lens, but here is a selfie of me and my daughter Emma at the Chinese Buffet.

I tagged my daughter's favorite book as it's the only one she will discuss with me.

#FriYayIntro @howjessreads

Velvetfur Aaww such a cute photo! 13mo
Avanders 👨‍👧📚🥰 13mo
bookcollecter Thanks so much 😁 @Velvetfur & @Avanders 13mo
Bookishthoughts 💗👣👣 13mo
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CraftyBookNerd1
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What a cute book! Gosh, made me think back to my awkward years in middle school...she made the most of her teeth issues and it all seemed to turn out just fine for her 😊 Loved the illustrations!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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crazyspine
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Cute. Very middle school
Second book finished in #13in3

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Blair_Reads
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Great comic about not letting what you look like on the outside affect how you feel in the inside. Glad I finally read it :)

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Blair_Reads
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I am constantly re-shelving this book. It‘s probably one of our most checked out books. So I‘m reading it on my lunch break to see what all the fuss is about 😁

tapgurl Elementary or middle school? 14mo
Emily92Bibliophile Yes read it! Amazing series and amazing author. We have the same issue- two copies of this one and book two and they don‘t stay on the shelves. 14mo
Blair_Reads @tapgurl it‘s middle grade. We have it shelved in our kid fic section :) 14mo
ThatBookishGal None of Telgemeiers books stay on our shelves!!! I highly recommend reading all of them whenever you get the chance! 14mo
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Kaye
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Look at all the MERCH I found at a yard sale today. Look out, I‘m going to try Bullet Journals with the tape and markers, plus I got the butterflies and the beautiful stationary. $3. 25. What a bargain !

AmyG Wow. I feel like nobody writes letters anymore...hence the stationary for sale. Great haul!!! 1y
Leftcoastzen It‘s so great when you find something you love and will use cheap at a yard sale! 1y
Bronte_Chintz Wow! I adore cute stationery. 1y
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Kaye Yes it was all nice and neat still packaged like new. Sold to the Old Lady 👵🏻 ! 1y
RebelReader Great finds! Good luck with your bullet journal! 1y
JoScho Awesome! 1y
Kaye Thanks guys. We will see how long the Bullet Journal lasts. I have it set up for this month and next. I‘m not real good at keeping on a regimen of any sorts. I‘m doing it mainly to remind myself to READ. I don‘t take enough time to do that. 1y
Wife 😮Jackpot!😍 1y
Craftylikefox Wow!! 1y
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Brie
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Although I was never put through the horrors of extensive orthodontia, this book still a lot of things to relate to in the realm of friendship and the transition from middle school to high school.

EvieBee I really enjoyed this one too. My sister is in her late 20s and just got braces so I gave her a copy. She loved it! She‘s had a few ordeals. 2y
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Readage
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• Reminder for this hump day: try to SMILE 😃 If you need some assistance with that, here ya go! Thank you, Mr. Wilson (Walter Matthau)! •

tpixie I love Walter Matthau! 2y
tpixie He would have made the BEST Ove!! 2y
Readage @tpixie Me too! 2y
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Readage @tpixie 👍🏼 2y
wanderinglynn @tpixie Yes! I agree! 2y
Samplergal One of the funniest parts of the movie. 2y
Readage @Samplergal 👍🏼😁 2y
tpixie @wanderinglynn ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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saresmoore
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Looks like I‘m not the only one in the mood for some cozy reading.

JoScho ❤️ 2y
EvieBee Awww! Is she reading Smile? 2y
LeahBergen Are they in their library? 😍😍 2y
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tjwill So cute! 2y
MicheleinPhilly This picture makes me 🤗. 2y
saresmoore @EvieBee Yes! They both love Raina Telgemeier. 2y
britt_brooke Sweet! 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen They are! We will be painting soon and then I get to finish the space. Yay! 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly Don‘t you just wanna snuggle in with them? 2y
MicheleinPhilly YES! Pickles can be in the middle to give them equal face licking time. 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
saresmoore @MicheleinPhilly You have no idea how much they would love that! 2y
Faibka So cute! Love to see young readers 😊 2y
Bookzombie So sweet! 2y
Moray_Reads Must. Get. Beanbag. Chair 2y
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Kaye
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Dedicated to anyone having difficulties today, but especially for @RestlessFickleBookHoarder

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near
That‘s the time you must keep on trying
Smile what‘s the use of crying
You‘ll find that life is still worthwhile. If you just smile.

https://youtu.be/5rkNBH5fbMk

* I listen to this a lot when I‘m sad. It helps, even though the song is sad.

GypsyKat ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
UwannaPublishme 🤗❤️ 2y
Sace You make the planet better @Kaye ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ ((hugs)) 2y
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Kaye I‘m not sure about that. I can be an old curmudgeon ( if they use that term for females) . Just sounded as if you had a rough day yesterday. I‘ve had many myself. For some reason, that song helps. It makes you a bit sad and happy at the same time if that‘s possible. @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Hope today is better for you. ♥️ 2y
Sace @Kaye curmudgeons unite! 2y
Usagi I love that song (>﹏ 2y
Kaye @Usagi Me too ❤️ 2y
Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm I love Charlie Chaplin❤️⭐️ 2y
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Kaye
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Hey Baby,
What‘s your sign ?

#letsmaketricksysmile

*Sorry, I don‘t have any pets, not even a fish. This will have to do instead. And no, I don‘t know him, but we do have some guys in our town that look this good who are available. Email me. I‘ll hook you up.

@TricksyTails

Seekingtardis I wanna go skinny dipping with him! 😍😍 rawr! 🦖 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
Kaye He looks like quite the Party Animal. He‘d probably be glad to go with you 😁 @Seekingtardis 2y
Scurvygirl Oh my! Please send him my way! Yum!😹 2y
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Clwojick 😂😂😂😂😂 gurrrrrrrrl! You a wild one! 2y
Kaye I do believe I could set up an online dating service between the interested Litsy folks and our Lonely Hearts Group ❤️that are wandering our streets without a pardner. @scurvygirl @Clwojick (edited) 2y
PacingTheCage My eyes!! My eyes!! 2y
Craftylikefox 😂😂😂 I don‘t want to know the background for how this happened. I just appreciate the ridiculousness! 2y
Kaye @dltpacngthecage 😎 😁 @Craftylikefox 💕Glad it entertained you. 2y
SandyW I'm thinking he lost he finished last in his fantasy football pool. 2y
Kaye @SandyW That could be. He certainly didn‘t finish first in the Swimsuit Competition 😬 2y
TricksyTails 😂😂😂 Oh the things we can‘t unsee!! Thank you for the laugh! 🤗♥️ 2y
Kaye You‘re welcome @TricksyTails Good to have you back. 🌸💕🌸 2y
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Megabooks
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Loved this MG graphic novel! The braces parts are relatable to any kid or adult who has had dental work. I especially enjoyed the 90s throwbacks! 4.5⭐️ Highly recommended!!

Hello, who doesn‘t remember Nail Slicks!!!

SheilaChew Exclamation! I had that during high school! 2y
PenguinInFlight That‘s some serious nostalgia. 🙌🏻I owned an extensive collection of NailSlicks and also wore Exclamation. 2y
Bookish.Heart Omg! I haven‘t seen a bottle of Exclamation! Since middle school!!! 2y
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Tamarity They all fit in your Caboodles. 2y
Lola @Tamarity 😂😂😂 2y
OrangeMooseReads Oh lord, Exclamation! ... throw some Malibu Musk in and you have a serious 90s party 2y
Megabooks @Tamarity There is a caboodle on another page!! @lola 2y
Megabooks @SheilaChew @PenguinInFlight @Bookish.Heart @OrangeMooseReads So many exclamation fans! Love it! 2y
PenguinInFlight @Booksandcooks yaaaaaas! Caboodles! 2y
PenguinInFlight @OrangeMooseReads ha! I forgot about Malibu Musk! 😂👍🏻 2y
Purrfectpages I used to love the consistency of Noxema 😆 2y
SheilaChew Oh wow - I totally had a Caboodle too! What a fun post! 2y
Bookish.Heart Oh I think I preferred Malibu Musk over Exclamation! And my sister had a big pink Caboodle. I was always a bit jealous of it 2y
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AileenRR
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I totally remember doing my 7th grade homework by candlelight after the ‘87 earthquake just like the author. We‘re the same age!

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midsummerLOLsome17
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Well to anyone who is interested in reading this, HURRY UP AND DO IT CUZ ITS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS ON THE PLANET! For those of you who hate this book, I think you're either lying or just very strange. Or some other opinions.

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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Heading off to UPS to drop these two off. #coffeebeanbookclub for @Mollyanna and a #litsypenpal one for @kitkatdallibooks . Hope you both enjoy!

CoffeeCatsBooks @Mollyanna Can you let me know if you don‘t get yours by Thursday? UPS didn‘t find your address in its database but I could swear I sent the last one via them too (I can also give you the tracking # if you like). 2y
Mollyanna @CoffeeCatsBooks sure thing (our funky addresses screw thing up all the time). Just looked at the last one and you're right it was via UPS. 2y
kitkatdallibooks @CoffeeCatsBooks you are literally the sweetest. Can't wait! 2y
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Chelsibno
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I love this #graphicnovel so much! This was the first thing I thought of when I saw that #HatsAndOtherHeadgear was today‘s #UncannyOctober tag.

EvieBee Such a good book! I should reread this. 2y
UrsulaMonarch 😂 never heard of this, will have to check it out! Stacked! 2y
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smilingshelves
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This was a fun #graphic novel I read recently. Ah, the awkward days of middle school. #30daysofreadathon

@DeweysReadathon

Foragingfantasy My son liked this book 2y
mrp27 I really enjoyed this one! Brought back memories of my own braces and headgear. 2y
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Mackmclark
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Loved it!

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Lmstraubie
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Saw this in Starbucks (getting ready for, wait for it...my son's hockey game!) Not book related, but couldn't resist.

Avanders 🏒🥅💙 2y
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shanebeth
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I have a stack of middle grade graphic novels I'm working my way through, searching for a good one to use with an enrichment group at school. I liked this memoir about Raina Telgemeier's adolescent struggle with crazy dental work, especially the late 80s/early 90s cultural references! Not sure this is the right pick for my students though...I don't think the boys would be very into it, unfortunately. But it's a great book! #teachersoflitsy

saresmoore My daughter loves this book! But I think you're right about it being more geared toward the female experience. Although, my husband did get a kick out of the page with the accurate onomatopoeias for Mario sound effects. 😆 2y
AmandaL Have you checked out 2y
AmandaL I also liked 2y
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shanebeth @AmandaL thanks for the suggestions! El Deafo is one I'm considering, but I haven't heard of the others! I'll look them up! 😁 2y
EvieBee This is a favorite of mine! I think my favorite middle grade graphic memoir this year is (edited) 2y
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Books13
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This book is AMAZING!! Hurry go read it!

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Ruri_kaichou
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I've always enjoyed Raina's books, but this one really resonated with me. I wasn't teased as badly as she was, but everything else was pretty spot on. I had braces, was awkward, didn't fit in, my emotions about everything was similar to hers... I wish I had this book when I was a teenager. 👩‍🎨👩‍🎨👩‍🎨👩‍🎨👩‍🎨/5

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LibrarianRyan
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4⭐️ What a wonderful story. I know this is a biography, kind of, but my library put it in the fiction section to be seen by more people. I am happy we did. This fun graphic novel is about Raina and her teeth. Or actually her loss of teeth that took over four years to correct. In that four years Raina had some good time, and some terrible ones, but she came through it to be a better person. This is a great read for any any.

mrp27 I just read this last week, a good read and it brought back all my memories of braves and the dreaded headgear. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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#comicsbywomen. I have decided to go back and read all the Telgemeier I have not read already. I really like the wholesomeness of her stories her reflection of being a real girl at age 13. #anditsaugust

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UnidragonFrag
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What an ordeal! I never got braces as a kid (unfortunately we couldn't afford it) but now I'm wondering if it would've even helped with my self-esteem as it was pretty low as was without likely having to wear them and a retainer for probably years haha

I loved all the 90s references 😂

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aneirys
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Rereading a favorite ❤

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Gramworth
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My daughter and I have been reading a few pages of Smile every night. She doesn't want it to end! What a great graphic memoir!

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LiteraryMind
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An adventurous and funny story that takes you back to your childhood! The comics and images are colorful and fantastic and truly reminds you to smile no matter what!

#SmileItForward #GoodReads

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Jilljemmett
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‪Smile by @goraina @scholasticCDA @GraphixBooks is a great graphic novel! 5🌟https://jilljemmett.com/2017/07/02/smile/ #bookblog #review

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Jilljemmett
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My June book haul! I borrowed these books from the 10-year-old girl I babysit. When I saw these graphic novels on her shelf I was so excited because I‘ve wanted to read them for so long. And she threw in some of her favourites too. I‘ve already reviewed a few of them!


#bookishsunshine (June Haul)
#junebookbugs (Latest Book Haul)


#bookstagram #bookblog #bookblogger #bibliophile #books #fiction #graphicnovel #mg #middlegrade #ya #bookhaul

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4thhouseontheleft
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My smile is currently upside down, because I am on the AIP diet (auto-immune paleo) to test for food intolerances and sensitivities, and can't have ice cream for at least another month. Not even the vegan variety. 😢🍦🍨 #booksandicecream #riotgrams @bookriot

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Peddler410
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So, my daughter was asking when she would get braces last year (1st grade). We now have a referral for a consultation (2nd grade) and she was in tears. I mentioned something about the process, her response "I know! That happened to Raina!" She read Smile last summer and now it is coming back to bite me in the butt! ?

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