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Smile Sisters Duology | Drama | Ghosts


Even for graphic memoirs, Smile and Sisters can have some pretty unnerving moments, even if they're pretty lighthearted.

Don't say we didn't warn you!

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From a Dramedy about adolescent awkwardness to a life or death earthquake in literally just a panel.
  • There's a major - and utterly disgusting - bit during the beginning of the story. Not only is it true that Raina knocks out her two front teeth when she falls on her face, but there's also a lovely detail in which blood starts spraying everywhere from her mouth, all over the ground. Also unsettling is that it's later revealed Raina's other missing tooth was pushed up inside her gums.
  • The earthquake scene. It comes out of nowhere and ends as quickly as it begins. Raina's father also mentions how one of his work colleagues hasn't been able to get in contact with his family, who lived in the epicenter of the quake.
  • For any victims of prolonged bullying, what Raina goes through with her "friends" can be pretty unsettling. She's teased and humiliated for close to four years, culminating in being pantsed in front of the whole school courtyard as part of a prank. Imagine people you consider your friends pulling your pants down in front of a bunch of random strangers, having said strangers laugh at you, and being called a stick in the mud for not seeing it as a joke.
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