In this coming-of-age true story, 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, and 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--on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. Simultaneous.
From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.
- Self Improvement, Education, Health + Wellness, Comics + Graphic Novels, Juvenile Nonfiction, Medical
- Dentistry / Orthodontics, Dentistry / General, Social Issues / Adolescence, Reference, Personal Growth / Self-Esteem, Beauty + Grooming, General, Oral Health
- 9-12 years
- March 8, 2013
- February 1, 2010
- Raina Telgemeier