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'm sure a lot of teens (and adults) can relate to this story. It nails the self conscience aspect of being a teen, and it nails everything awful about getting braces. Yes, I had them too.
- I love the cartoony illustrations. The facial expressions were so funny, and conveyed the characters emotions perfectly.
- I love how many times I said to myself, "I felt the exact same way!" or "That was me too!"
- I can't wait to read this to my daughter. Maybe if she gets braces in the future, I'll give her this book as a present.
- This was a really cute graphic novel with a great message in the end.
- This book made me smile! One of the best graphic novels I've read!
My Re-Read Thoughts:
- This book is SO fun! It is still one of my favorite graphic novels.
- I really noticed Raina's friends this time around. They were jerks, big jerks! I'm glad she finally ditched them for better ones.