Guts (Library Edition)

Guts (Library Edition)

by Raina Telgemeier (Author)

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

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?Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

In the graphic memoir "Guts" by Raina Telgemeier, readers are taken on a humorous and heartwarming journey through the ups and downs of growing up. With her signature charm and wit, Telgemeier brings to life the experiences of middle schooler Raina, who is struggling with anxiety and self-esteem issues. As she navigates the challenges of friendships, family, and crushes, Raina learns to embrace her own unique quirks and discovers the courage to face her fears head-on.

Through Raina's honest and relatable storytelling, "Guts" explores important themes of self-acceptance, resilience, and the power of friendship. With its vibrant illustrations and engaging narrative, this book is a must-read for anyone who has ever felt awkward, insecure, or just plain different. "Guts" is a celebration of the messy, wonderful, and sometimes downright hilarious journey of growing up.

Some of the key takeaways from "Guts" include:

  • It's okay to be different. Everyone has their own unique quirks and talents, and that's what makes us all special.
  • It's important to be true to yourself. Don't try to be someone you're not just to fit in. The people who truly love you will accept you for who you are.
  • Friendships are important. Having a strong support system of friends can help you through tough times and make life more enjoyable.
  • It's okay to ask for help when you need it. There's no shame in admitting that you're struggling and asking for help from a trusted adult or friend.
  • Growing up is hard, but it's also a time of great change and discovery. Embrace the journey and all the ups and downs that come with it.

"Guts" is a powerful and inspiring story that will resonate with readers of all ages. It's a reminder that we're all unique and special, and that it's okay to be ourselves. With its humor, heart, and relatable characters, "Guts" is a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.


224 pages