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Scholastic Books

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780545132060

ISBN-10 0545132061


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
After a girls Scouts meeting, Raina trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey, nearly a five year experience with dental surgery and orthodontists. This occurs at the same time as the onset of puberty, peer relationships in middle school, and bullying. Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But she is left to deal with on again, off again braces, surgery , embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that ;there’s still more : a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. • The New York times described it as ‘a story to comfort readers traversing the years between childhood and adulthood and named it as “editors” choice’. • The book won the 2010 Boston Globe-Horn-Book Honor for fiction. • Wonderfully illustrated and inked, great fun to read, a cute and realistic story line, and a main character that any person will be able to identify with. • Kirkus reviews called it ‘irresistible, funny and touching with story writing and emotionally expressive character’.

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