Graphic Novel - 2019 | First edition
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Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?
Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545852517
Branch Call Number: J GN TELGEMEIER
Characteristics: 211 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Braden - Colorist


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loonylovesgood Dec 07, 2019

Not my favourite by her, but still good. As a nervous kid myself, I related to what Raina was going through. One of the best graphic novel authors of our time, for sure!

JCLEricaV Dec 05, 2019

Raina Telgemeier delivers another beautiful, touching autobiographical graphic novel that will really resonate with a lot of kids. I loved this book!

OPL_BethS Dec 04, 2019

Where was this book when I was little? This graphic novel bio is a must read for any kid who wants to learn how to handle their anxiety more effectively. Actually, it's perfect for anyone. Period.

Dec 03, 2019

It's a really good book.

Nov 27, 2019

I got this book at Crowfoot Library as a juvenile paperback so I didn't have to wait! Great book!

Nov 27, 2019

This book is amazing. The art in it is great and it follows the story of Raina's anxiety, and how she tried to get over it.

Hillsboro_JenniFerg Nov 24, 2019

Such a great read for anyone who has ever struggled with anxiety! I felt like I was reading about my own childhood experiences. I Highly recommend!

Donna_R Nov 18, 2019

Don't ever think Raina's books are for kids only. Yes, kids and teens can identify massively with the stories. But I do too, and I am plenty older than that. Highly recommended. Raina's simply one of the best writers in the world.

IndyPL_MaryL Nov 14, 2019

I love all things Raina Telgemeier. She has such a great way of sharing stories. And we could use more books like this for young people, talking about anxiety (and other mental illnesses) in a way that makes it clear it's not something to be ashamed of without being too preachy. I think she finds a great balance of doing that in this book.

Nov 13, 2019

Tummy trouble happens. There are so many causes of digestive issues -- both physical and psychological -- making it quite a puzzle to solve. Children often suffer in silence wondering if they are weird or defective. Afraid that their problem will grow. Unsure of what caused it or how to get rid of it. This charming graphic novel honestly confronts the problem. Many will find Raina to be a kindred spirit and it could be therapeutic for them to see her work through the problem in this novel. Attractive packaging with a meaningful message!

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Nov 27, 2019

Guts is another story about Raina which aligns with her previous two books about her life, Smile, and Sisters. Guts follows Raina's life at school, Raina's problems with her fear of vomit, and her anxiety. Raina's stomach problems, and her stomach problems and fear of vomit end up getting her a fear of food, and thinking too much about what she eats and if it could make her sick.


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