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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Mar 21, Pages Young Adult Buy. Jan 11, Minutes Young Adult Buy. Mar 21, Pages Young Adult. Jan 11, Minutes Young Adult. When she sees the brace for deenje first time, she wants to scream. 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? Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up feenie inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well… More about Judy Blume.


Judy Blume talks about writing Deenie I met a lively fourteen year old with scoliosis. She seemed to be adjusting well to her condition and her brace but her mother was in tears over the situation. The basic idea for the book came from dsenie meeting.

But I invented the characters and deejie family. I set the book in the town deenis I grew up — Elizabeth, New Jersey—and sent Deenie and her friends to my junior high school. I think of the story as one about parental expectations. What happens when a parent pigeon-holes her children that way? Since I wrote the book new ways of treating scoliosis have been developed, though some patients still wear the Milwaukee Brace.

If you need up-to-date info try www. You can also try the Scoliosis Association, Inc. Buy the Audiobook Download: Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

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