Read a book, Write a review
Author: Raina Telgemeier
Book Review by Ankita Patel
Grade: 8

My friends talked a  lot about this graphic novel that I couldn’t wait to read it. I could connect with it because it shows you something that a lot of us teenagers have to deal with.

Raina is in sixth grade. (The book is based on the author’s experiences.) She falls down and damages her two front teeth and she has to get braces! The book is about what happens until her teeth are fixed and her smile is beautiful.

Many of my classmates wear braces. We get teased a lot by those who don’t. Adults are always advising us that looks don’t matter but then they are the first to ask questions about our looks. “Why do you wear glasses? Why do you wear braces? When will it come off?” If you don’t wear braces and your teeth are crooked or stick out, people ask you questions about that too! I can’t imagine what people would say if we actually damage our teeth! This book is honest about why Raina feels self conscious.   I think that is why we all like this book.

Okay, there is some stuff about boys and kissing and all that. But you know what? We girls talk about stuff like that even if it is not in a book! The art is nice too. It makes it easy to read.

 I recommend the book strongly.

Share with Friends

Adoption 9
Adventure 9
Autobiography 2
Bilingual book 1
Biography 4
Book review contest 2
Bull 1
Cat 1
Children's Book 2
Children's Day 1
Chinna Thambi 1
Classics 11
colouring 11
Comics 1
Counting book 1
COVID 19 6
dance 1
Delayed milestones 1
Drama 1
Dyslexia 1
Education 4
Education in India 20
Educational Testing 1
Emergent writing 2
Expository text structure 2
Expostory text Features 1
Fairy Tales 2
Fantasy 39
Festivals of India 30
Fiction 32
Fine motor skills 1
Folktales 1
Ghost Stories 2
Graphic Novel 2
Harry Potter 11
Historical Mystery 1
Hithopadesha in Tamil 13
Horror 2
Humour 20
India 8
Indian Air Force 1
indian festivals 20
Indian Independence Day 2
Indian kidlit 32
Indian states 12
Indian Traditions 1
Jackals 1
Learning to read 6
life cycle of a butterfly 1
Lion 2
Masala Fairy Tales 17
mental health 1
Mokey 1
Monsoon 1
Music 1
Mystery 4
Narrative Text Structure 1
Navratri 1
neethar perumai 0
Phonics 1
picture book 11
play 1
Poetry 6
Primary Education in India 1
Reading 1
reading challenge 1
Reading comprehension 4
Sci Fi 1
Screen time 1
Self help 1
Short Stories 3
Stories by children 3
Stories from India 36
Tailor bird 1
Tamil Story 38
Text Structure 2
the Deer 0
The Jackal 0
Thirukkural 17
Traditional Indian Games 1
virtual schooling 3
Vocabulary 1
worksheets 35
writing 4
Young Adult 15
Young Writers 20
அன்புடைமை 2
அறன் வலியுறுத்தல் 1
ஆட்காட்டிப் பறவைகளும் கடலும் 1
ஆப்பு 1
இந்திய திருவிழாக்கள் 7
இல்வாழ்க்கை 0
ஒற்றுமையே பலம் 0
கழுகும் பூனையும் 1
காகமும் பாம்பும் 1
காகம் 0
குரங்கு 1
குள்ளநரி 0
Recent posts
Follow us on