Book Review: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Sweet, relatable, and oh so dearing, Smile tells the story of a teenage Raina Telegemier and her highs and lows of being forced to wear braces following a hard tumble, as well as other misadventures of middle school and high school. Read as a comic strip, I found this short novel to be very easy to read and all the more enjoyable due to the wonderful artwork. Raina herself hand-drew these comics and you may recognize her cartoons from the ever-popular Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novels.


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Smile is the authors own adventure through the emotional roller-coaster that can accompany high school. Be prepared to be reminded of your own blunders¬†and embarrassing moments (especially if you wore braces!) as you travel through this equally hilarious and heartwarming novel.¬†Telgemeier does a mesmerizing job at keeping her audience entranced in the day to day thoughts, daydreams, and worries of a typical teenage girl. This was simply an awesome, feel-good type of read that is perfect if you’re on a short road-trip or are just looking for something light and fluffy to keep your mind off of the day.


Source: Amazon

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