Guts

Guts

Book - 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 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
054585251X (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780545852500 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0545852501 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: JGN B TELGEMEIER
Characteristics: 211 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamb, Braden - Artist

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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 s... Read More »

Book club member review: "I was so excited to read this. I love all of Raina Telgemeier's books and they are all my favorites."


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 16, 2020

Guts is a 2019 American graphic novel written by Raina Telgemeier, who is also known for her works Smile and Sisters. It was in development for about two years. The book dramatizes her struggles to overcome her fears and anxieties about bathroom issues, such as contracting the stomach flu or needing to move her bowels urgently. I enjoyed reading this book because it talks a lot about fear and anxiety along with friend trouble. I would recommend this to teens 13 and up. I like how Raina describes her life in graphic novels! It is an amazing book that tells about her true feelings. Rating: 4/5 @PrettyKitty of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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vijruchika
Aug 01, 2020

Complaint: Man, I'm the 4th hold on this book, and for a couple days I've noticed that I'm not getting any further in line, I know that the person who is reading the book has the right to take their time while reading it, but still, it has been a long time since I put this hold and I am still not getting this book.

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pink_dolphin_2294
Jul 21, 2020

I really liked this book. It talks a lot about fear and anxiety along with friend trouble.

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HoodiePlayzYT
Jul 06, 2020

Great Book!

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ZASLAVSKY_7234
Jun 17, 2020

During this covid-19 times me as (12 years old) only reads this book 20 freakin times! Luv this book so much! UwU :)

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georginacampos
Jun 12, 2020

this book is now my fave:)

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DarkSnowyFox
May 21, 2020

This is like REALLY good. I love how Raina describes her life in graphic novels! It's really cool when she adds some funny parts. She is my FAV author! I highly recommend it.

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violet_zebra_676
Apr 24, 2020

I would highly recommend. This is a amazing book telling about her true feelings.

dyslexiclibrarian Mar 29, 2020

Jacqueline Wilson in graphic novel form?

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Avalove11
Mar 13, 2020

i love all her books they are mostly true and are amazing and very encouraging

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potatoesRgreat
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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