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Alpha Bitch: Karin appears to be the most jerky of Raina's friends, with Nicole as her second-in-command.

Smile - Raina Telgemeier - Google Books

If there were any justice, they'd have been confronted by the teachers for essentially committing assault and sexual harassment.Bad Vibrations: Used with Raina's depiction of the 1989 Loma Preita earthquake, which took place during the events of the story. While everyone else laughs at her humiliation, Raina's crying in the bathroom shows that it's not so fun on the receiving end. Her ordinarily laid-back mother absolutely loses her shit and rips the doctor a new one, screaming at him about doing that kind of procedure on a minor without parental permission and causing said minor to pass out. Raina’s new braces are even more painful than before, and she must go for re-tightening every few weeks.

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Hypocritical Humor: Early in the book, Raina expresses insecurities about her appearance to Jane (who, coincidentally, is the only one of her friends who is consistently nice to her). In 2017, Telgemeier was named the "Most Important Comics Creator" by Comics Worth Reading [41] who cited her bookscan numbers, copies sold, and influence on the modern comics market as reasons why. At that year's San Diego Comic-Con, Telgemeier met that editor's boss, who invited her to pitch an idea for Scholastic.Reading Check questions are designed for in-class review on key plot points or for quick verbal or written assessments.

‎Smile: A Graphic Novel on Apple Books

All she does is chew them out and break up with them, with is sadly Truth in Television that bullies aren't sorry and never will be. A study conducted by Professor William Boerman-Cornell in 2016 upholds the pedagogical value of Smile, as it includes this novel in a list of recommended graphic fiction for middle grade readers. By the time the next school dance is around the corner, however, Raina has a crush on another boy, Sean.

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. Annoying Younger Sibling: Amara, who is five years younger than Raina (making her six at the start and ten at the end) constantly teases Raina for her braces.

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