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by Raina Telgemeier

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In this coming-of-age true story, Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader, but one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and 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 — on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.