By: Grace Devine
Puberty is hard enough without having to deal with some kind of ongoing physical problem, like a continuing illness. Or falling and damaging your two front teeth and having to stand braces, surgeries, dorky headgear, and a retainer with fake teeth attached. Raina fell after Girl Scouts and had to get a major surgery on her two front teeth. After a long surgery, she went to school and lost a lot of her friends, and got made fun of. Her grades were falling and she was so stressed. She wanted this nightmare to end!
About The Author:
Raina also adapted and illustrated The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, which were selected for YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens list and Booklist's Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth list. Raina's most recent book is Drama. Raina lives in Astoria, New York, with her husband and fellow comics artist, Dave Roman.