Author(s): Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator)
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, embarassing headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached(!). And on top of that theres still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out not so friendly. Rainas story takes us from middle school to high school, where she discovers her artistic voice, finds out what true friendship really means and where she can finally... smile.