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* PantsPullingPrank: Raina breaks up with her group of "friends" when one of them does this to her in the school cafeteria.


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* ArtEvolution: Not only are the character designs more consistent this time around, but the colors and slightly cooler and deeper and all the text is typed.

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* ArtEvolution: Not only are the character designs more consistent this time around, but the colors and are slightly cooler and deeper and all the text is typed.


-->'''Young Raina:''' [[BlackComedy Your fish is dead]].

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-->'''Young Raina:''' [[BlackComedy Your fish is dead]].\\

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'''Young Amara:''' (Starts crying)


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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Sue leaves Raina and Amara in a car alone for several hours in the Arizona (?) desert. This was more acceptable in the early 1990s, when the story is set, but would be looked upon more harshly nowadays. To her credit, Sue does regret treating her daughters this way.

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* BrutalHonesty: Of the InnocentlyInsensitive kind. When arguing over each other's fishes' flaws, Raina [[DullSurprise casually]] points out:
-->'''Young Raina:''' [[BlackComedy Your fish is dead]].


* ActuallyPrettyFunny: On Raina's birthday, her friends trick her into dressing up in skimpier clothes so that a guy she has a crush on will notice her. When she finds out and confronts them about it, they use this defense.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Twice do Raina's friends try to invoke this. On Raina's birthday, her friends trick her into dressing up in skimpier clothes so that a guy she has a crush on will notice her. When she finds out and confronts them about it, they use this defense.



** Unsurprisingly, Raina does not agree.

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** Unsurprisingly, Raina does not '''[[RealityEnsues not]]''' agree.


* RealityEnsues: After Raina gets new friends, she narrates that her story didn't magically get better to the point where her grades got better. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that, no, she didn't "get the boy", as the saying goes.

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* RealityEnsues: After Raina gets new friends, she narrates that her story school life and grades didn't magically get better to the point where her grades got better. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that, no, she didn't "get the boy", as the saying goes.


** The periodontist is implied to be such, given his expression when he deep cleans (under her gums) seems pretty sadistic.



* RealityEnsues: After Raina gets new friends, she narrates that her story didn't magically get better to the point where her grades got better. She even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] that, no, she didn't "get the boy", as the saying goes.



* YouAreNotAlone: A humorous example when Raina shows off her retainer to a Girl Scout meeting. They then show off their, much more interested looking, retainers.

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* YouAreNotAlone: A humorous example when Raina shows off her retainer to a Girl Scout meeting. They then show off their, much more interested looking, retainers.interested-looking, retainers.


A third graphic novel, [[ComicBook/GutsRainaTelgemeier ''Guts'']] is due for release in September 17, 2019.

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A third graphic novel, [[ComicBook/GutsRainaTelgemeier ''Guts'']] ''[[ComicBook/GutsRainaTelgemeier Guts]]'' is due for release in September 17, 2019.


A third graphic novel, ''Guts'' is due for release in September 17, 2019.

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A third graphic novel, ''Guts'' [[ComicBook/GutsRainaTelgemeier ''Guts'']] is due for release in September 17, 2019.



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A third graphic novel, ''Guts'' is due for release in 2019.

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A third graphic novel, ''Guts'' is due for release in September 17, 2019.


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* SiblingsWanted: In a flashback, Raina is seen in this phase as a child before Amara was born.

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''Smile'' is an award-winning 2010 autobiographical graphic novel written by [[Creator/RainaTelgemeier]]. One day after a Girl Scout meeting, 11 year old Raina trips and [[TheToothHurts knocks her two front teeth out]]. What follows is nearly half a decade of retainers, false teeth, and headgear ... on ''top'' of typical adolescent worries and insecurities. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Charming.]]

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''Smile'' is an award-winning 2010 autobiographical graphic novel written by [[Creator/RainaTelgemeier]].[[Creator/RainaTelgemeier Raina Telgemeier]]. One day after a Girl Scout meeting, 11 year old Raina trips and [[TheToothHurts knocks her two front teeth out]]. What follows is nearly half a decade of retainers, false teeth, and headgear ... on ''top'' of typical adolescent worries and insecurities. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Charming.]]

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