Deenie

Deenie

by Judy Blume
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in the mid 80's when I was diagnosed with Scoliosis. This book gave me the courage and the understanding on how to deal with wearing a brace and the surgery; and now I am giving this book to my young cousin who was just diagnosed with Scoliosis. I am positive she would feel better once she reads the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deenie Fenner`s high hopes of being a model come crashing down when she realizes she has scoliosis and has to get a Milwaukee Brace. When she goes back to school, everyone is in her face. ¿Were you in an accident?¿ ¿Are you okay?¿ ¿What happened?¿ But even worse than annoying people, she can¿t model until she¿s seventeen. Deenie¿s best friends stick with her, even though she has a brace. With her friends, Deenie realizes that she isn¿t beautiful just because she has a pretty face. I am like Deenie because I am a very sensible person, just like her. I have to deal with some health problems too. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes realistic books. Can Deenie get through this rough spot? Will Deenie realize her brace isn¿t so bad? Read Deenie by Judy Blume and find out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Deenie a few months ago because my mom told me I should. She thought I could relate to Deenie because I have scoliosis as well and I could be a model. People tell me I'm beautiful and tall. However when I got scoliosis in 7th grade and had to wear a brace, most everything in my life was changed and my dreams were put on hold. Even though it's not a barrier to my friendships, my goals, or my schoolwork, I still feel very different from everyone else. I don't consider myself to be disabled at all. I can do anything. I may have a brace but I also have a life, friends, a family, and my goals. Deenie feels this way also. I would recommend this book to anyone who has trouble accepting themselves or who just would like to read a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is about a young teenage girl (Deenie) that finds out that she has Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and that she has to wear a brace to help correct it. As a person that has gone through this same experience, I can say that the book is exactly on target with the story line and that the character went through the same things I did. While I was going through this, I was given this book to read, and it helped me recognize that just because someone looks different, they are the same as everyone else. More tweens should be exposed to the differences of others and learn to embrace and accept those differences. If you or someone you know has Scoliosis, I would recommend visiting the site http://www.iscoliosis.com/ to learn more. I thank Judy Blume for helping me get through my childhood with all her wonderful books. As a child I was an avid reader and read all of the Judy Blume books. As a parent, I recommend all her kids books to other parents. And as an adult, I am still an avid reader because I was encouraged to read as a child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book but thought it should be longer. I feel like I needed to get to know deenie a little better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was about 13 and had scoliosis. I looked up every book I could find when I learned I had to wear a brace. Although all the medical and self help books made me very informed, this one helped me see the personal side of it and realize it was ok to hate it and helped me relate when I had no one who got it. I definitely think it really is good for middle schoolers, as it shows everyone has some reason to feel different or scared and that such feelings are normal and will pass.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love any thing by Judy Blum. And I especally love this onen :) :) ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i found out 2 weeks ago that i have scoliosis, but they dont have to get me a brace yet because its not bad enough, i just have to get xrayed a lot to see if it gets worse. I have read deenie 9 times before i found out about my scoliosis, but i like it better now that i feel like i have something in common with deenie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because since i have a back brace too ( boston brace) it makes me feel thet i am not alone
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can relate to this book alot. I have scolosis too,I think that's how you spell.I found out when I was 10 years old. Every now and then my back hurts but then I pick up this book to help me get through then I know I'll be alright.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book freaked me OUT. Namely because I have, like, a wisp of scoliosis, and the doctor is all like, "it's fine, it's barely there, it's unnoticable, just wait a few years and then we'll see is we HAVE TO TAKE DRASTIC MEASURES." Brace? I dunno. But I am nuts terrified!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know exactly what she is going through becaucse I'm 11 & I was diagnosed with scoliosis in the 4th grade amd i 'm still wearing it through 6th grade I'll probally have it off on 8th grade !! Be strong deenie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book helps you realise your not alone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing i thought it would never relate to me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also have scoliosis and i was scared and didnt know what o think when i found out now i have COURAGE because i read this book
WhatDreamsAreMadeOf More than 1 year ago
I think Deenie is very relatable, and the fact that the mother pushed the daughter to do what she wanted truly shows what I see every day with some mothers and daughters. This is definitely one of Blume¿s books for middle grade girls. Fantastic as all of Blume¿s books are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the book that helps ME get through scoliosis, having to wear a brace can make you feel like a freak, but this book tells you how normal it is....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deenie was a very good book. However, I thought it was a little to old for my age. This book didn't capture my interest as much as other Blume books, but wasn't terrible either.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book it was really truthful but a week after reading it I found out I had scoliosis myself and it really freaked me out. I had to go through the same things as Deenie but thankfully I didnt need the brace because I'd stopped growing but I do need the operation! now I've been through what deenie has I know how truthful that book really is! I'll never forget this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was wonderful. I read the book in a day. I was intoduced tothe book by my teacher because he knew my nickname was Deanie. That is a great book. It teaches you alot. That is a must read!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read and i can relate very much because I too have a back brace and will have it for about 5 yrs. The way Judy Blume describes the struggle is so real and it is one of the best books about scoliosis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows you hard life is when you have a disease that you must go to drastic measures to cure. I couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deenie, a 14 year old girl, has a career planned for her as a model. But everytime she went to an audition she got turned down because they said something was wrong with her posture. She soon found out that she had scoliosis and couldn't continue with her career until it was taken care of. There are afew ways why I loved and would recommend this book. One reason is because it is more like a romantic story- which I personally enjoy. Also because it was similar to one of my favorite books *A Walk To Remember by: Nicholas Sparks. There really is only one reason why I disliked this book and it is because of the ending. I wish that the book would of had continued on a little longer. But that is really the only reason why i dislike the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book 6 years ago. I shared the dreams of Deenie, and i told my mom in a humorous way that I probably have scoliosis. Two months later, I was diagnosed. I had spinal surgery and am now writing a college essay about how the book and surgery impacted my life. Amazing....and its one book i'll always remember.