I like to look around at what's new and sometimes a book catches my eye. For MiddleGrade Monday I am spotlighting one of those books, Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Published by Graphix, it was just re-released last week, but it was one I'd not seen before.
Blurb- 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 putting this one on my to-be-read list. Falling and breaking your two front teeth while in sixth grade, oh my gosh, I can just feel her pain.