Smile: Review

SmileSmile by Raina Telgemeier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My tween knocked out his two front teeth at camp this summer and our friend loaned him this book. I wish I could gift this book to every child that goes through something like this. My son loved it so much I bought him his own copy.

He had been struggling to articulate and process his feelings and experiences — this book has given him a way to talk about the trauma he’s experiencing as well as his fears. He has read it and reread it; we’ve read it together, alternately laughing and crying. He said, “I feel like it’s an autobiography I didn’t write myself.”

I’m hoping his journey back to a normal smile won’t be as long or as difficult as the author’s, but I know this book will keep him company whatever happens.

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2 Responses to Smile: Review

  1. Linda Baie says:

    It is a wonderful book, and now especially for your son. I’ve had too much company so missed your Fri. post, but just read it. It sounds like such a week! I’m sorry that your son had to go through it & hope things get better soonest.

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