When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis – curvature of the spine – she’s scared. When she sees the back brace for the first time, she wants to scream: Forget it! I’m never going to wear that thing! But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, whom everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years – or longer. Just when things were starting to happen between her and gorgeous Buddy Brader. She never worried about how she looked before. But how will she face the tough times ahead?

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    Judy Blume

    Judy Blume is the much-loved author of many books for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.


    Judy Blume has won many prestigious awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards award for Lifetime Achievement.

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