written by Raina Telgemeier
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a Girl Scouts meeting, she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective 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.
Raina's story takes us from middle school to high school, where she discovers her artistic voice, finds out what true friendship really means, and can finally...smile. Here's a preview of the book.