Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Raina is a normal sixth grader who takes all the ordinary, good things in life for granted—until the night she trips and knocks out her two front teeth! The dentist puts them back in and says they should heal properly…but they don't.
Before long, Raina is cursed with braces, surgery, and a series of weird-looking headgear, each more embarrassing than the last. Will she ever feel normal again? One thing is for certain, the experience will change her—and life can only get better from here.
This charmingly illustrated, autobiographical graphic novel, told from Raina's point of view, will resonate with middle-school readers who fear being labeled as different, even as they embark on the search for their own unique identity.