Thursday, February 18, 2010
Diva Delight: Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Oh, I just have to jump in and say I loved Smile by Raina Telgemeier. Based on her own life, the graphic novel actually begins with one of my worst nightmares: falling and knocking out your front teeth. EEK!
What follows is a journey in dentistry, orthodontics, and a full coming of age story. Do you stay with childhood friends or can you redefine yourself and find other besties? How do you move through a first crush, a first dance, a first day of high school? Raina's pacing is spot on.
The graphic images are expressive and rich. I really enjoyed the color palette and the occasional half spread.
This is a one sitting read, rgz, because it's fun, tender, and real. Definitely a delight! Just watch the trailer and smile. *ding*