‘Smile’, a graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier, is all about the challenges of being a middle schooler going through orthodontic treatment.
The main character of ‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier is Raina, who wants nothing more than to be a normal 6th grader.
One fateful night, however, Raina has a fall in which she damages her two front teeth. The result? A long and sometimes frustrating orthodontic journey involving surgery, braces, cringe-worthy headgear… and even a retainer with false teeth attached.
And of course, Raina also has to navigate the typical confusion about boys and the social issues that come with being in middle school.