This week’s Teaser Tuesdays is a book called Smile by Raina Telgemeier. I haven’t had much luck with graphic novels in the past. I find them too busy and it is hard for me to get absorbed in the story. It’s like my brain doesn’t know where to focus and I just get frustrated. Well, the search is over because I have found a graphic novel I LOVE! This is the first Teaser Tuesday I have done on a book I have finished. I loved it so much I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down last night (it’s an easy read but still). It’s just great!
It tells the story of Raina’s childhood through the lens of her extreme dental work. She is just a hair older than me but I related so much to everything she shared. It feels very real. Everything from her losing and getting new friends, to loving Little Mermaid and discovering what she wants to do in life, to having crushes on boys. It was just completely delightful.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page.
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.
Since Smile is a graphic novel I will share an image with my sentence. I hope it gives you feel for the book page 39 :
My sister said my niece just rereads this book over and over again and I can see why. I LOVED it and I don’t love books that often. It was funny, sweet, honest and heartfelt. I loved the illustrations and would honestly love to see it made into a TV series. It’s just great! I can’t say enough good things about it.