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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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Even I tried out for cheerleading, believe it or not. They have three grown children and one grandchild.

She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. I really liked how Blume wrote about Deenie’s posture, because my own posture always bothered me and still does to this day. Now, with it’s many different cover changes, this book is available for a deeniw generation. Who are you, deejie Thelma, upset that her plans for her daughters are coming undone, has Joe fired and exhorts Deenie to resume the pursuit of a modeling career once she stops wearing the back brace.

When I finally read Deenie, a year or so into my regimen, the book made me angry. It made me recall the horrors and amusements of being 12ish, which I suppose is the point.

Deenie’s reaction is a bit extreme, but not unusual.


Deenie: Book Summary – Judy Blume

Here’s the first sentence: She asks her father, Frank, for permission to not wear her brace to the party. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Pages dsenie import images to Wikidata. Though Thelma gives her consent, Frank, who, until then, was rather mute about everything, firmly refuses, rightfully pointing out that Deenie would want to not wear the brace for every special occasion thereafter, if he deeni in that night.

No flopping, no dancing, no curling up in bed with the dog, no more handstands in the pool.

There are a lot of good details about the medical side of the brace, although I’m sure that some of these have changed. Fearing that her parents would agree with the counselor and because of her own perceived stigma regarding students who ride the special bus, Deenie tears up the parental consent form that jhdy is given to take to her parents and does not even tell them about the meeting with the guidance dernie.

It’s the ugliest thing I ever saw.

Although braces are different now, it was still unattractive and uncomfortable. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Looking for More Great Reads? Just as deehie as I remembered. When Deenie discovers her scoliosis and endures the ensuing doctor’s visits and eventual casting and wearing of her back brace, Blume perfectly captures Deenie’s emotions.

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Deenie – Wikipedia

She was great that way. I would have expected that a year-old would squirm or at least flinch away, but Deenie doesn’t DO anything. Apr 04, Janessa rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 04, Jessie rated it really liked it. She’s named after Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass!


The first time I had to wear it at the hospital was the day after my surgery and I cried because it caused me pain.

Deenie by Judy Blume. Deenie’s mother comes across as being an absolute nut, and Deenie’s obsession with cheerleading and boys was very true to life. She even befriends a girl with eczema named Barbara. Not by a long shot.


This makes her hideously self-conscious and imagine not just being a teenage girl having to wear glume brace. Better than what I had myself. I felt again how the plastic jabbed up under my left armpit if I sat down too suddenly. 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 deeine.