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Deenie by Judy Blume

Deenie (1973)

by Judy Blume

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i found the storyline very linear, with little that was unexpected. The major characters were similarly two dimensional. Not amazing, not atrocious. ( )
  devilish2 | Aug 13, 2014 |
Originally written in 1973 there are some parts of the story that feel dated but overall the story accurate for today. Deenie is an aspiring model who learns she has scoliosis. I was so worried about this character, I found myself listening to the audio book in the car, on lunch and even in the morning before work. Readers will empathize with how Deenie handles the challenges of being visibly and physically different from their peers. ( )
  SparklePonies | Mar 6, 2014 |
One of those teen classics I'd never read. Deenie is believably shallow--a product of her mother's obsession with Deenie's modeling--and her changes over the course of the book are swift (it's only 144 pages) but satisfying. She's largely unlikeable at first, but by the end she's a very sympathetic character. I'm confused as to what Blume is "saying" with the Buddy storyline, though--basically Deenie's scoliosis brace keeps him from feeling her up, and that's all right with both parties?

Like most other Judy Blume books, it's marketed towards tweens, but some individual sexual content may raise some objections from parents of younger tweens. ( )
  DeweyEver | Mar 21, 2013 |
It was a great book.One of the best books I have read.It shows.determination and that disability can't stop you from your dream. ( )
  AnnMaryVincent | Mar 1, 2013 |
I loved this book! It was one of the best books i have read. It shows lots about being different with a disability. ( )
  mmontague | Jun 9, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440932599, Mass Market Paperback)

When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she’s scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream.

But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years—or longer. She never worried about how she looked before—how will she ever face the hard times ahead?

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

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