Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
This review is written by Becky Hawkins. Becky drew her first minicomic in 2007, right before landing a job as a cruise ship musician. Since then, she has kept a travel-journal online, self-published eight more minicomics, and contributed to The Zinester’s Guide to NYC. She especially loves drawing food, old buildings and quirky bodies. If she had a spouse or a cat, she would mention them here. Becky is the creator of French Toast Comix (which we reviewed here). You can follow her on twitter using @hawkins_becky.
Now for the review:
What’s it about?
After losing her front teeth in a nasty fall, 11-year-old Raina Telgemeier undergoes a series of braces, retainers, dentures and oral surgery to repair her mouth. Between visits to the dentist, she faces boy trouble, friend trouble and even an earthquake! Luckily for Raina, she finds her artistic passion and a new set of friends. Luckily for us, she also became a cartoonist, so we can all enjoy sharing her adolescent pain!