Finally, a story that’s really what it’s like to get braces. Not somebody saying, “it will be worth it later,” or somebody saying, “it’s little wires, it can’t hurt that much!” Raina’s story is the real deal. If you want to know what braces will really be like, this is the book to read.
Raina is in the sixth grade when she falls and knocks out her two front teeth – her permanent teeth. This incident sets in motion a series of dental visits that last for the next three years: molds, braces, headgear, brackets, wires, rubber bands, bonding, a retainer – about any procedure that can be done to teeth, Raina has done. And she has it all done between sixth grade and ninth grade…in Middle School…right when she’s getting worried about how she looks and what other people will think.
Raina tells her story in all its gory detail from the pain to the funny looks to the self-conscious smiles. Her story isn’t just about braces though, it’s about Middle School. She makes and loses friends, discovers that some boys are cute (and nice) and figures out how to be confident in her own self. She earns her smile, and it isn’t just from the dental work. This one is a graphic novel – be sure to look inside. Author: Raina TelgemeierPrint This Post