Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday #58

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Series: Smile #1
Release Date
: February 1st 2010
Publisher: GRAPHIX
Format: Hardcover
: 224
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From the artist of BSC Graphix comes this humorous coming-of-age true story about the dental drama that ensues after a trip-and-fall mishap.
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.

I picked up this book at the library and sort of flipped through it but ended up putting it down. It’s still there because I’ve seen it the next few times I’ve been and I have been contemplating getting it. I have so many books to read though! The reason I ended up wanting it even after I put it down the first time was because I saw it on a list for Best Graphic Novels for Children on Goodreads. Now obviously I am not a child but that hasn’t stopped me from reading children’s books so that’s ok.

Have you read this book yet? What are your thoughts on it?


  1. I hadn't seen this book before, put made me think of one of my childhood friends and my younger nephew, since both of them lost their two frontal teeth after falling (one from a bike, the other from the swings) and had quite a bit of bother with it too!

  2. I had braces growing up and I hated them. Thought it was the end of the world. Sounds like a fun read. I hope you get it soon!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW:

    1. I had braces on my top teeth for about a year and I hated them also. I remember I got them off on my birthday. It was a great birthday haha.


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