Smile – Read It and Rate It

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by Raina Telgemeier
Graphic novel

Review #1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Very captivating.  Love the pictures.  The story is so believable.  I can so relate to her getting braces.  Her whole family is pretty much EXACTLY like mine.  CREEPY.

Review #2
* * * * Stars (Great!)
I liked “Smile” because the girl in “Smile” Raina had a lot of things happen to her teeth. She knocked her adult front two teeth but had to have one of the teeth back where it was while the other tooth didn’t even fall out. It got pushed into her gum and they had to pull it down. I also liked how the story ended.

Review #3
* * * * Stars (Great!)
The book “Smile” was a great book! The illustrations were amazing. They helped me understand the story more. The main character and my feelings were similar to when I got braces. We both did not want to get braces. But my sibling was not going to make fun of my braces.

Review #4
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
The book really kept me glued. The story interested me because it described a girl’s experience with braces and what it was like having them. I have braces of my own and I liked that I agree with and felt what her complications and difficulties were with the braces. The illustrations were also very colorful and expressed the characters emotions well.

Review #5
* * * * Stars (Great!)
In my opinion I think that this book is pretty good. I think this because it had many interesting parts and pictures.

One part that is cool is when Raina has to go to the orthodontist and finds out that she has to get braces. She didn’t like it when she got them, but she got used to it.

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