Raina’s ‘Guts’ are in a tangle. Should there be a tummy bug alert, from home or school, Raina is churned up. The thought of vomiting makes her…. Then there’s other people’s food habits. Can she sustain meals at her friend’s house where they eat with their hands? She finds it hard enough to share packed lunchbox meals at school. Even home meals other than pizza make her feel sick. There’s nothing for it, Raina needs help!
Who can she share her anxieties with? Certainly not classmate Michelle who seems to love every mishap into which Raina falls. She makes Raina feel so wound up that her ‘Guts’ churn over. So do maths tests or speaking aloud. Raina needs help!
Award-winning graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier shares another story from her childhood in ‘Guts‘. Drawing was a way of coping through tricky times and situations, It was also something at which she ‘shone’. Now these diary form drawings form the basis of outstanding stories that empathise with others’ feelings and experiences. Bookwagon is proud to recommend ‘Guts’ to our readers.