Guts

By Raina Telgemeier,

Book cover of Guts: A Graphic Novel

Book description

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling,
multiple 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…

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Why read it?

1 author picked Guts as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This graphic novel portrayal of a young girl with gastrointestinal symptoms and significant anxiety likely rings true for many children (especially over the last two years!) and is the story of the author’s own struggles with anxiety. A unique exploration of the intertwined and complex relationships between mental health and physical symptoms, Telgemeier’s powerful images depict dramatic internal struggles in a more clear and honest way than anything I’ve seen. She also does a great job taking readers through healthy solutions like therapy sessions, communication, and acceptance and does so with hope and humour.

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