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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Deemie book, like many others written nudy Blume, has been banned in schools for themes deemed inappropriate for adolescents; in this case, talk about masturbation and sexuality. Books by Judy Blume. There’s long descriptions of what happens, from being wrapped in the plaster, to the doctor telling her what to do, and wanting the plaster changed, etc. Deenie by Judy Blume. That is who they are and their mom tells everyone that. If we were to see more of this dimension of Mrs. Open Preview See a Problem?

This just happened to be one of the two my library had in stock when I went searching. Stronger, Faster, deenei More Beautiful. To my ear at least, that’s a flat opening in a flat voice. Thank you for signing up! This book was hardcore as fuck. This one was apparently banned for it’s frank discussion of masturbation.

This was one of the first Judy Blume books I read as a child, and I laugh now at how I thought Deenie was so old and sophisticated next to how I felt She doesn’t do anything particularly shocking, what she does do proves that she is deenie stronger and cleverer than anyone thought, including Deenie herself.

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Because this deals with a medical issue for which the treatment has juy, and because, I’m going to have to weed this one. But when she has to wear a scoliosis brace, she’s not sure who is more upset: Oct 20, Greta rated it liked it. She is then taken to a doctor who diagnosis her with scoliosis and prescribes a back brace that should be worn for four years.

Her mother and Aunt Rae were stereotypical stage mothers, though I loved her father and sister. When I was a kid, I obsessively read the same books over and over and over and over. The Dark Days Deceit. I was reading about Banned Books Week, and saw a lot of Blume’s books on the list.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Even her love-interest likes her for who she is, not who she should deeniee. Jason Segel and Kirsten Desnie. No one ever looks at you the same, even when you don’t wear the brace in high school. Certainly a jdy and important topic to address, but for me this was heresy. Reading these scenes a second time was no less painful than the first.


I have to read the next sentence. Other story arcs include Deenie’s friendship with Barbara Curtis, a girl whose eczema alienates her from her other classmates, and Deenie’s anxiety over whether her crush will still like her in spite of her back brace. The brace looks like the one Dr. By Min Hyoung Song. Next Post Critical Reception. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I found this as a This is a book about a girl with scoliosis. Ninth Grade Slays 2. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

The Search for TK. She seemed to be adjusting well to her condition and her brace but her mother was in tears over the situation. Nov 23, Manybooks rated it really liked it Shelves: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


On Reading Deenie Twice.

Imagine having to be “the pretty one” and wearing a brace. I’m a 23 year old girl who has scoliosis and was told I had to wear a brace at age 13 unfortunately for me, my curve was too bad for a brace and I had to have surgery.

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Helen has to get perfect grades but as long as Deenie doesn’t fail, she doesn’t get in trouble. I will catch up, even if it means reading nothing but middle grade books for two weeks. Deenie is “the pretty one”, Helen is “the smart one”.

Her relationship with her sister grows, she learns a little about how to communicate with her parents, and she makes some new friends with people uudy refused to notice before because they were weird.

Deenie’s relationship with her mot I read this as a pre-teen and had to get it for my own scoliosis brace wearing pre-teen. She rebels, against the modeling, against the way she’s treated at school, against her parents, and who could blame her?

I think that this book is so great because of the authors abiltiy to get the story and main idea across in an exiciting manner. However, and at lesst in my humble opinion, these above mentioned bone of contention scenes in Deenie are absolutely NOT in any manner scenarios that describe sexual perversion or masturbation for if one actually and with intelligence and an open mind reads these scenes, they are basically simply examples of Deenie using hands on relaxation techniques to self-soothe, to basically with and by physical contact therapy try to take some of her stresses away.

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