Deenie

Deenie

Book - 2014 | Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition.
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Scoliosis twists Deenie's plans for seventh grade in this classic Judy Blume novel with a fresh new look.

Deenie's mother wants her to be a model, with her face on magazine covers--maybe even in the movies--but Deenie wants to spend Saturdays with her friends Janet and Midge, tracking Harvey Grabowsky, the captain of the football team, around Woolworth's. She wants to be a cheerleader, too, and go to the seventh-grade mixer to hear Buddy Brader play his drums.

Instead, Deenie is diagnosed with scoliosis. And that means body stockings to squeeze into, a roomful of strangers to face, and a terrifying brace that she'll need to wear for years that goes from her neck to her hips. Suddenly Deenie has to cope with a kind of specialness that's frightening--and might be hers forever.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Edition: Atheneum Books for Young Readers paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9781481410366
Branch Call Number: J FIC Blume
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 20 cm

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katbee Apr 28, 2017

I wish I knew about this book when I was a kid, dealing with wearing a brace. It helps to read about characters you relate to and you know you aren't alone. Even though my experience was different because of medical advances , so much of what she wrote was the same for me in the 90s. I recommend this to anyone dealing with scoliosis.

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white_wolf_432
Sep 07, 2016

I have scoliosis, so I understand what this girl is going through. I'm looking forward to reading this.

aconley74 Apr 05, 2016

4.2 / Grace

Julia Reagon Oct 13, 2015

This book is quite good. I enjoyed reading it and I love the new Judy Blume book covers!

red_cat1234 Aug 17, 2013

I just got this book.

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olivia_a_o
Jun 17, 2013

I liked what the book was about. However, it wasn't my most favorite book that I ever read but overall it was a pretty good book.

rainbowbunny417 Jul 06, 2012

It was a great book that deals with a topic that is not talked about everyday.

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pzimmer
Sep 02, 2010

I found this book good but not great. I would recommend it to pre-tenn girl because it is about a girl in that age that has a lot of prombles that may be some girl her age can relate to.

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bee333
May 27, 2010

Summary: A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.

Interest Level: Upper Grades Type: Fiction
Book Level: 4.2
AR Pts: 5.0
Word Count: 33298

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