Guts
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.

Guts Details

TitleGuts
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 10th, 2019
PublisherScholastic
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Childrens, Middle Grade, Comics, Autobiography, Memoir

Guts Review

  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    WHAT?!? THE QUEEN OF GRAPHIC NOVELS IS RELEASING ANOTHER BOOK!! Buy
  • Truebluedah ♪
    January 1, 1970
    Goodreads: Raina Telgemeier is releasing a new book!Me:
  • Tova
    January 1, 1970
    Do you ever feel like someone is writing about your life? As someone with chronic stomach pain, this sounds painfully relatable.
  • Queen_ Awesome
    January 1, 1970
    How do you read the book
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    This is a really long book but its worth the time.From guts fan 23
  • Dylan Teut
    January 1, 1970
    My childhood anxiety manifested itself in severe migraines, often accompanied by vomiting. I would get so anxious/nervous/excited about things when I was young, that I would often have to miss out because I had such a strong migraine and was vomiting. (Field trips to the circus and fire station; Christmas caroling with families, etc.) Raina shares how her anxiety manifested itself. I "grew out" of my migraines, but it wasn't until college when I began seeing a therapist and was properly medicate My childhood anxiety manifested itself in severe migraines, often accompanied by vomiting. I would get so anxious/nervous/excited about things when I was young, that I would often have to miss out because I had such a strong migraine and was vomiting. (Field trips to the circus and fire station; Christmas caroling with families, etc.) Raina shares how her anxiety manifested itself. I "grew out" of my migraines, but it wasn't until college when I began seeing a therapist and was properly medicated. I wish I had this book growing up, and I am glad students will have it today, to encourage them to persevere, be resilient, and get help if you need it.
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  • Maija
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a wonderful read, I thought that the subject was handled very well. I think it will resonate with a lot of readers.
  • Lily Williams
    January 1, 1970
    I wish I had this book so so very badly as a kid.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Perfect for anxious kids! Super cute and I love Raina's style!
  • Isabella Wagner
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing
  • Courtney Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Appropriate for grades 5-9This is a true story about growing up and learning to face and conquer your fears.Activities include writing a story about something you are afraid of and how you will overcome it.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    The only reason I'm giving GUTS 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wanted it to be longer. Not because it felt incomplete, but because I saw so much of myself in Raina's story and I had someone to commiserate with. I think this will be an important book for kids and adults to talk openly about mental health struggles, particularly anxiety, and will help to normalize going to therapy. My favorite line from the book was when Raina is in a therapy session and struggling to find the words to explain The only reason I'm giving GUTS 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wanted it to be longer. Not because it felt incomplete, but because I saw so much of myself in Raina's story and I had someone to commiserate with. I think this will be an important book for kids and adults to talk openly about mental health struggles, particularly anxiety, and will help to normalize going to therapy. My favorite line from the book was when Raina is in a therapy session and struggling to find the words to explain how she feels:"Thoughts can exist...Feelings can exist...But words do not always exist."Finding the words for your thoughts and feelings is exactly why there should be no shame in going to therapy. To be able to name a feeling is so freeing. I'm grateful that a book like this will exist for kids to help give words to their thoughts and feelings.
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  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    The perfect book for every anxious kid. In addition to examining and normalizing anxiety and therapy (yay!), Telgemeier also addresses the kind of bullying that may not look like bullying and what it's like on both sides of the equation when a friend moves away. All of the intense, realistic, emotional stuff is balanced with just enough humor (some of the gross-out kind) to keep it from being too much of a "message" book. But, then, we didn't expect anything less from Ms. Telgemeier, did we?
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  • Corinne Morier
    January 1, 1970
    SSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD FOR THIS BOOK!!! I ALREADY KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE FIVE STARS SO SHUT UP ABOUT ME RATING IT EARLY OKAY. PREORDER HO!!
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  • Sami
    January 1, 1970
    Stomach pain buddies, unite! As someone who also suffers from inexplicable and chronic stomach pain, this is such a necessary and accurate portrayal of how anxiety can negatively affect physical health. I especially love how Guts normalizes therapy for kids. With Raina's gargantuan audience, this book is going to change the lives of a lot of anxious kids seeking guidance.
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  • Ben Ace
    January 1, 1970
    Holy heck, friends! This book is perfect and I'm like 98% sure Raina actually wrote this about me because dang, this book fit my experiences so perfectly. I'm crying 😭Full RTC when I'm not exhausted by BookExpo
  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely amazing and brave of Raina to share her story to help others who might be going through the same thing. Highly recommended for children who are anxious and nervous. They may benefit from this book. 5 stars, all the way!
  • Lukas Holmes
    January 1, 1970
    Everything Telgemeier does is wonderful. I love that she takes someone as seemingly common as a tummy ache, and turns it into a deeper story of empathy, change, therapy, growing up and communication. This turns out just a perfect as everything else she creates.
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  • Georgina
    January 1, 1970
    great book about anxiety and growing up
  • Ann Snead
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't read it but want to so so so bad!
  • Jessa Franco
    January 1, 1970
    Finished this while in line at BEA - couldn’t put it down! Excellent companion to smile and a great work to help destigmatize mental and physical health challenges.
  • Anna Requeno
    January 1, 1970
    i have not read it but i think its going to be good
  • Rachael Bookfairs
    January 1, 1970
    The newest by Raina Telgemeier takes on Anxiety that manifests itself as stomach pains and more in her great graphic memoir style.
  • Elese
    January 1, 1970
    More Telgemeier fun with lots of small growing-up-in-the-80s references for older readers. Especially love that this book exists for kids experiencing stomach troubles or anxiety.
  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    I love all of the other books! I can not wait for this one to come out! I just want to know one thing, was it a good book, and is worth buying?
  • S
    January 1, 1970
    A great introduction to anxiety for younger years. Very accessible in graphic format, whilst still having the young humour.
  • Jen Cline
    January 1, 1970
    Read in one sitting. Raina can do no wrong. I personally feel this is her best yet.
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