Believe it or not, Judy Blume’s Deenie was published in — a true throwback novel. But I — and I assume most twentysomethings and. So it should resonate as a surprise that, when I got my back brace at age 14, I avoided reading Deenie, Judy Blume’s seminal book on the. Deenie by Judy Blume – Scoliosis twists Deenie’s plans for seventh grade in this classic Judy Blume novel with a fresh new ‘s mother wants her to be .

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Deenie by Judy Blume | : Books

Deenie is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume. Physical memory iudy powerful. It’s a short book but it holds a powerful punch.

One day, Deenie is diagnosed with scoliosisand is prescribed a body brace to wear for the next four years. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

The book portrays so well how people can treat you differently when you are different and the pain that it causes. Deenie felt flat, as I would expect for a girl who doesn’t want to model, is disappointed at nor making cheerleader and then diagnosed with a life altering condition.

I wonder if this story seemed fresh and groundbreaking back in ujdy Judy Blume wrote it.

If you asked my friends about me during high school, the brace would not have nudy the first, second, or third thing they brought up. Open Preview See a Problem?

This story will not only help teens and parents in this situation, but everyone who doesn’t understand what scoliosis is. By Min Hyoung Song. I really liked how Blume wrote about Deenie’s posture, because my own posture always bothered me and still does to this day.

Words on Bathroom Walls. Judy Blume never says the movie by name, but it’s totally that one! With her mother devastated and barely able to look Deenie was always told that she was beautiful and destined blkme be a model.


Adults as well… More about Judy Blume. Oh, I wanted to hit him!

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Alison rated it really liked it Apr 26, On a personal note, I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the same age as Deenie, and cast with a brace, and I could completely relate to every one of Deenie’s reactions, from denia I was struck by the completely real, unedited voice of a twelve-year old teen that Blume gives us in Deenie, the protagonist of this compelling story.

Just as good as I remembered. Art and Conspiracy at the Met Breuer. When Deenie tries out for the cheerleading squad and doesn’t make it, her gym teacher calls home and mentions that Deenie really should see a doctor about her posture.

And really, the only individuals who are seeing this as sexual and are wanting Deenie banned for this, are to and for me either reading something, seeing something in the novel that is not even there to begin with or have problematic sexual issues themselves so that they see anything that is remotely about someone touching themselves in some manner as inappropriate and sexually charged, which is at best really and problematically sad and depressing not to mention that ANYONE who wants to ban and censor children’s and yound adult books and remove them from libraries or classrooms is in my opinion at best a Fascist, a Stalinist, an entitled, undemocratic and dangerously dictatorial ignoramus, for even if Deenie did actually contain scenes of sexuality and gasp, masturbation, it should NOT ever be censored or banned.

Buy the Audiobook Download: And that’s the voice of the entire novel. Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. Deenie is only 13!!! I’m probably going to pick up some more.


At the same time, Deenie’s year-old sister, Helen, who is academically proficient, is being pushed by Thelma to keep her grades up so that she can eventually lbume a doctor or a lawyer.


Ujdy father insists, and it’s okay because Bud likes her and kisses her even though she is wearing it. Sep 29, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: DeenieBuddy Brader. When cute senior Ted Peters grabbed me around the waist, felt the hard plastic, and asked me, very nicely, what that was, I turned away, quit flirting with him, and kept my distance.

However, everything changed when her PE teacher noticed that her walk was off, and her skirt was lower on one side. I read it at least three times growing up, but reading again was not boring in the slightest. This makes her hideously self-conscious and imagine not just being a teenage girl having to wear a brace.

Oct 20, Greta rated it liked it. I’ll bet most YA readers have never heard of looking something up in Encyclopedia Brittanica and will wonder why Deenie didn’t deeine Grade: Mar 26, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. She even befriends a girl with eczema named Barbara. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Jan 11, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Better than what I had myself. Views Read Edit View history.

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