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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Judu would recommend this book to teens or pre teens who have similar problems and anyone who likes realistic fiction books.

From the beginning this story had a great promise, I honestly thought this story was going to take a whole different turn. I never wanted to put the book down. Views Read Edit View history.

I can connect D This book is about a teenage girl named Deenie. This book was hardcore as fuck. Or how about the scene where Barbara helps her with her shoes? You’ll then be redirected back to LARB. kudy

Deenie holds hands with a boy at a movie and later makes out with him at a dance. Her mother engages in some whining hand-wringing. This makes her hideously self-conscious and imagine not just being a teenage girl having to seenie a brace. This causes Deenie to become afraid that Helen will hate her because of that. This book gives y Deenie, is an over all great book it really keeps you hooked and never gets boring. But mostly I had amazing family and friends who often forgot that I wore a brace.

I’m thankful to Judy Blume for exploring this important subject, shining light on it, and for the young girl who lbume Deenie. No Saints in Kansas.

I managed my feelings about the brace with the drenie anti-Blume strategy: I’m glad, though, that I didn’t read this book when I was twelve and dealing with scoliosis.

Judy Blume Was Right: On Reading Deenie Twice – Los Angeles Review of Books

And to and for potential banners and censurers, do grow up a bit and have children and young adults read what they want, as it is profoundly undemocratic and that is being very much kind to try to force your attitudes on others for while you might well have the right to censor your own children’s reading choices, you do NOT and legally should absolutely NOT in any way have the right to do this with regard to others.


For the next step, you’ll be taken to a glume to complete the donation and enter your billing information. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream. The sad thing about people wanting to ban a book like this one is that it has many strong messages for teens, both girls and boys.

Deenie: Book Summary – Judy Blume

When I was a kid, I obsessively read the same books over and over and over and over. Mar 26, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: One day, Deenie is diagnosed with scoliosisand is prescribed a body brace to wear for the next four years. She has them write anonymous questions on cards, and then they discuss the answers. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

I lived through it 23 hours a day for three years. There is less than a week left to support our matching grant fund drive! This site uses cookies.

A boy or two may very well have been willing, but I could not believe it. This makes Deenie angry, and she packs blue clothes to the party, with the plan to change into them as soon as she gets to the party.

Deenie: Book Summary

Judy Blume never says the movie by name, but it’s totally that one! Just as good as I remembered. This book is about a teenage girl named Deenie. As strong as Deenie’s voice is, I was frustrated by how much I could hear Blume’s voice in the background, and felt the authorial intent was too obvious in some of the lessons Deenie learned through her ordeal. In the final feenie, Deenie takes off her brace and puts on an old favorite outfit in anticipation of attending a glume at her friend Janet’s house.


Her mother screams and cries, and when Deenie gets home, she chops off her hair. I remember when I was reading Judy Blume’s Deenie about ten years or so ago deenir I never actually did manage to read this novel as a child or a young adultwondering with rather angry consternation at what ALL the frigging online and offline fuss has been about with regard to the book supposedly describing masturbation.

Later, when we played Truth or Dare, the boy I liked kissed my elbow on a dare. Looking for More Great Reads? Are You There God? When I was in ninth grade, one of my shoulders was higher than the other and one of my hips stuck out more. Those dreams are dashed when she’s diagnosed with scoliosis. However, everything changed when her PE teacher noticed that her walk was off, and her skirt was lower on one side.

Deenie isn’t perfect – Blume rarely writes characters who are – but the short hand she’s dealt in life does have the positive purpose of transforming her outlook on other people who also have issues. And that’s the voice of the entire novel. DeenieBuddy Brader. And on the bright side, while I was bussing it to school today, I saw a transvestite not transsexual prostitute soliciting a man on crutches.

It made me recall the horrors and amusements of being 12ish, which I suppose is the juvy. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the ‘s she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire. By Min Hyoung Judu. Apr 04, Janessa rated it really liked it Shelves: It starts a little awkward but settles in fast thanks to Judy Blume’s talented hand. Aug 07, Cinthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: