[✓ Deenie || ✓ PDF Read by ↠ Judy Blume] #2020


  • Title: Deenie
  • Author: Judy Blume
  • ISBN: 9780330398114
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback

  • Deenie By Judy Blume When Deenie sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream, Forget it I m never going to wear that thing Everyone will know Everyone But the words won t come out And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips For four years or longer How will she ever face the hard times ahead
    Judy Blume
    Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as Are You There God It s Me, Margaret Blubber Just as Long as We re Together and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters Smart Women and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty one languages She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.Judy received a B.S in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement Other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation She serves on the boards of the Author s Guild the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators the Key West Literary Seminar and the National Coalition Against Censorship.Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980 s she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers.Judy has completed a series of four chapter books The Pain the Great One illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson She has co written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new novel.Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast They have three grown children and one grandchild.

    Deenie By Judy Blume

    Commentaires:

    Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    The brace looks like the one Dr Kliner showed us three weeks earlier It s the ugliest thing I ever saw.I have to give the story credit to my adult mind this vintage YA is still five stars.I read it at least three times growing up, but reading again was not boring in the slightest Some of it came back to me, most I d forgotten It starts a little awkward but settles in fast thanks to Judy Blume s talented hand She keeps the wording simple and the sentences short, but she s able to convey a wide ra [...]

    Janessa
    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 story 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 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 denial [...]

    Tiffany
    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 However, I read this book over and over, because Judy Blume captures how teenagers think and feel, the awkwardness, the shyness, the way we are around our friends, and around boys She really got it, and this book has readers in a whole new place, somewhere that we didn t know about, a diagnoses of scoliosis I learned a lot of different things that [...]

    Chrys Fey
    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was fourteen At fifteen I had corrective spine surgery I remember the brace I had to wear after my surgery and I hated it Although braces are different now, it was still unattractive and uncomfortable Mine actually did hurt because the most sensitive part of my spine stuck out a little and the brace dug into it roughly 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 I recall a male physical t [...]

    Noetic_Hatter
    Picked this one up and read it in one evening sitting at the library it s a young adult novel that s under 200 pages I was reading about Banned Books Week, and saw a lot of Blume s books on the list This one was apparently banned for it s frank discussion of masturbation Ridiculous The topic only comes up by name once, and that in the context of girls gym class discussion with their teacher She has them write anonymous questions on cards, and then they discuss the answers The sad thing about peo [...]

    Manybooks
    I remember when I was reading Judy Blume s Deenie about ten years or so ago as I never actually did manage to read this novel as a child or a young adult , wondering with rather angry consternation at what ALL the frigging online and offline fuss has been about with regard to the book supposedly describing masturbation Yes, there is I believe a question that might be about the latter which Deenie asks at school and there are also a couple of scenes where she is described as touching herself on a [...]

    Jamie
    This book is about a teenage girl named Deenie She has a spinal problem and has to wear a brace Deenie trys to hide it at first and tries her hardest to take it off but her boyfriend ends up finding out She gets invited to a party and tries to go behind her father s back and take her brace off but decides not to leaving a Take me as I am or leave me attitude with her boyfriend Her boyfriend ends up liking her as she is and she realizes that she had nothing to worry about I can connect Deenie to [...]

    Magpie67
    Still today I will always remember this title and the letter I received from Judy Blume I related to the character with her struggles When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she s scared When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream It was a tough time and I had rough years going thru this ordeal from 5th grade til 9th grade No one ever looks at you the same, even when you don t wear the brace in high school Thank goodness there were 3 middle schools coming into the high [...]

    Joe
    Here s the first sentence My mother named me Deenie because right before I was born she saw a movie about a beautiful girl named Wilmadeene, who everybody called Deenie for short.To my ear at least, that s a flat opening in a flat voice There is nothing making me want to read further And that s the voice of the entire novel.I wonder if this story seemed fresh and groundbreaking back in 1973 when Judy Blume wrote it Now it seems like a paint by numbers plot about a girl coming to terms with a med [...]

    Pamela
    A brief review of this one When I was a kid, I obsessively read the same books over and over and over and over I didn t like branching out into new things, a trait which has stuck with me in some form to this day So it passed that I until I took Young Adult Literature in grad school, I d only read one book by Judy Blume Are You There, God It s Me, Margaret I muddled my way through Forever, although I confess I felt merely depressed by the book, being old and jaded and knowing that high school lo [...]

    Abby W.
    Deenie, is an over all great book it really keeps you hooked and never gets boring This book is very good and has a really interesting and ending The main character is unique because she is not this rich princess 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 I never wanted to put the book down The book is amazing i think because it is not all drama and like they have no life outside of school This book gives you a b [...]

    Cinthia
    From the beginning this story had a great promise, I honestly thought this story was going to take a whole different turn Deenies mom was so obsessed with turning Deenie into a model that she dragged her to any and all auditions Deenie is only 13 I could not believe Deenie had a spine condition, all the things she went through, I am glad that towards the end she came to terms with the back brace and did not have to hide from her father the fact that she was planning on taking it off while at a g [...]

    Susan
    Just as good as I remembered.

    Abigail
    I like how Judy Blume followed Deenie through her scoliosis, from the diagnosis down to the doctor s visits with details of the medical procedures, like how the brace was made And Deenie s character development, where she realises she can relate to people like old lady Murray and Barbara and Gena, although that was a little too preachy I also the development of her relationship with her sister Helen This book would be m great for young children or preteens with scoliosis or a major illness, or t [...]

    Amy
    Deenie was always told that she was beautiful and destined to be a model However, everything changed when her PE teacher noticed that her walk was off, and her skirt was lower on one side Taking the suggestion to visit a doctor, Deenie s world came crashing down when she learned that she had scoliosis No amount of exercise could correct it, there was only the horrid Milwaukee brace, but it s large, painful, and covered her from neck to hips With her mother devastated and barely able to look at h [...]

    Kelly Hager
    Deenie is one of the Judy Blume books I didn t read as a kid, and I was absolutely in love with everything about this book She s named after Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass Judy Blume never says the movie by name, but it s totally that one That s probably because you don t really want the target audience to look up a movie where the main character goes crazy because of sex, right So yeah, this book essentially had me from the opening paragraph.But there s also a lot here than that Deenie [...]

    Shira Planer
    this book is about a girl Deenie who had scoliosis the beginning of the book her mom wants her to be a model but when she goes to an appointment for a modeling agency, they tell her they don t like her posture she goes to the doctor, and then he tells her she has scoliosis.her options are to have a crooked spine and to be ugly for her whole life, to have an operation, or to wear a brace for four years or nce her scoliosis wasn t so sirious, she wore a brace at the first time she saw the brace sh [...]

    Amy's Book Reviews
    Grade B Deenie, a seventh grader, wants to be a cheerleader Her mom wants Deenie to be a model Those dreams are dashed when she s diagnosed with scoliosis Now she has to wear s brace and her life is over, or so she believes.First published in 1973 when I was YA age, DEENIE felt fresh and new The rerelease, though still relatable and interesting, feels a bit stale I ll bet most YA readers have never heard of looking something up in Encyclopedia Brittanica and will wonder why Deenie didn t just go [...]

    Jessica
    I was actually reading this book, in secret, right when my mother heard about it being nasty from some other PTA lady It was under my pillow, five feet away, when my mom asked me if I had ever read it, and ordered me to never touch it Fortunately, I am a good liar Isn t that terrible Anyway Deenie is going to be a model, or so her mother has always insisted But when she has to wear a scoliosis brace, she s not sure who is upset her, or her mom She rebels, against the modeling, against the way s [...]

    Shannon
    This is a book about a girl with scoliosis What Those exist 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 I have two metal bars in my back and when I was 15 I had to have corrective surgery because one of the bars fell off I wish I knew about this book at 13 I felt alone and a lot of self pity during my days at home and this book could have helped me I found this as a teacher [...]

    Sam Williamson
    This was my first Judy Blume book I hadn t read any before and I know they were a big deal to a lot of people growing up and I wanted to know about them This just happened to be one of the two my library had in stock when I went searching It was decent I read it in about an hour and a half so it s very short and an easy read I very much appreciated how frankly and transparently Blume deals with sensitive but relevant issues for adolescents and I understand how her books would have been importan [...]

    Cory
    Damn you Reading Challenge I will catch up, even if it means reading nothing but middle grade books for two weeks And Judy Blume This was not your best Back braces and masturbation I m not quite sure what they have in common, if anything 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 Got to love Albuquerque.

    Sheila
    This is another Judy Blume book from my childhood I loved all things Judy Blume as a pre teen and teenager, and think she is a wonderful writer for young girls I am guessing that I read this book when I was around 12 years old, as I remember checking out many Judy Blume books from upper elementary school library when I was in the sixth grade.

    Jessie
    I don t think I read enough Judy Blume as a preteen, so I m trying to do some catching up I thought Dennie was a pretty well written book for its audience It made me recall the horrors and amusements of being 12ish, which I suppose is the point.

    Tiffany
    Such a nice throwback to girlhood reading Blume never disappoints and manages to capture adolescence and girlhood insecurity so perfectly.

    Youjin Koo
    This book was hardcore as fuck

    Emily
    I read this as a pre teen and had to get it for my own scoliosis brace wearing pre teen While reading it with adult eyes, I don t think it is incredibly well written, lots of holes in the plot and underdeveloped characters I feel that most of Judy Blume s books geared toward girls of a certain age are still relevant and still important It s funny the things that I remembered and the things I didn t I guess you retain the things you care about at that time Deenie s relationship with her mother is [...]

    Danielle Leider
    Deenie s mother always had a dream of her daughter becoming a beautiful model Sadly, they find out that she never could become one because Deenie has been diagnosed with scoliosis This is heartbreaking news for Deenie s mother and shatters her mother s dreams The scoliosis requires her to wear a body brace for four years Once Deenie starts to accept that she can never be a model she decides she wants to be orthopedist She makes this though choice because she wants to be able to good for other pe [...]

    Kimberly
    Wow I don t know how Judy Blume does it, but she is able to perfectly portray the young girls she writes about While reading this, I thought the language and pacing felt like something I would have written in my diary when I was Deenie s age This is such a special book I wish I would have read this when I was younger It teaches the lesson that you can be different and that middle school is not the end of the world Deenie at times is so smart and mature and at other times moody and inconsolable I [...]

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