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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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I withdrew our old copy of Deeniewhich looked like this: Deenie trys to hide it at first and tries her hardest to take it off but her boyfriend ends up finding out. Her mom says yes, but her dad days no.

Deenie – Wikipedia

Apparently the book earned some notoriety for its time because Deenie discovers that she enjoys masturbation and doesn’t feel guilty about it, but it seems rather tame these days, like another earnest Life Lesson. I’m so saddened this book has been banned before because it discusses this just to say there’s no shame.

She rebels, against the modeling, agai I was actually reading this book, in secret, right when my mother heard about it being “nasty” from some other PTA lady.

I noticed it particularly in the chapter where she’s getting the brace made.

I think of the story as one about parental expectations. Even her love-interest likes her for who she is, not who she should be.

Deenie: Book Summary

Sep 29, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream. Though initially upset at having to wear the body brace, Deenie eventually resigns herself to her fate. The “rap sessions” with the teacher were particularly awkward.


Return to Book Page. This book would be m great for young children or preteens with scoliosis or a major illness, or those who know someone who does. Please try again later. Some of it came back to me, most I’d forgotten. Other than that it was a prison.

I have to read the next sentence. I read this as a pre-teen and had to get it for my own scoliosis brace wearing pre-teen. I was actually reading this book, in secret, right when my mother heard about it being “nasty” from some other PTA lady.

Deenie | Book by Judy Blume | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. I know some dwenie see this as a condition she received to teach her a lesson, that there are those different from her, but I prefer to think the author meant that by a coincidence Deenie was able to open her eyes further when she herself receives the unsettling diagnosis.

By submitting this form, you are granting: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Jul 01, Tiffany rated it really liked it Shelves: She really got it, and this book has readers in a whole new place, somewhere that we didn’t know about, a diagnoses of scoliosis.

Judy is a longtime advocate bluume intellectual freedom. From the beginning this story had a great promise, I honestly thought this story was going to take a whole different turn.

Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. The rerelease, though still relatable and interesting, feels a bit stale. I’ve never read a story about a girl with scoliosis, and I wish I had known about this book back then.


Does she feel grateful for Barbara’s help? Refresh and try again. Buy the Audiobook Download: While reading it with adult eyes, I don’t think it is incredibly well written, lots of holes in the plot and underdeveloped characters I feel that most of Judy Blume’s books geared toward girls of a certain age are still relevant and still important.

I read it at least three times growing up, but reading again was not boring in the slightest. Now it seems like a paint-by-numbers plot about deenoe girl coming to terms with a Here’s the first sentence: I didn’t appreciate there being such an obvious, practically self-imposed reason for Deenie to experience her scoliosis.


This was my first Judy Blume book. The Dark Days Deceit. I could not believe Deenie had a spine condition, all the things she went through, I am glad that towards the end she came to terms with the back brace and did not have to hide from her father the fact that she was planning on taking it off while a From the beginning this story had a great promise, I honestly thought this story was going to take a whole different turn.

Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. This is another Judy Blume book from my childhood. This book was messing up my denial.


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