April 28, 2019


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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I learned a lot of different things that people go through by reading Judy Blume books. Sep 23, Abby W. You’ll then be redirected back to LARB. Her mom says yes, but her dad days no. bljme

Deenie holds hands with a boy at a movie and later makes out with him at a dance. And really, the only individuals who are seeing this as sexual and are jucy Deenie banned for this, are to and for me either reading something, seeing something in the novel that is not even there to begin with or have problematic sexual issues themselves so that they see anything that is remotely about someone touching themselves in some manner as inappropriate and sexually charged, which is at best really and problematically sad and depressing not to mention that ANYONE who wants to ban and censor children’s and yound adult books and remove ceenie from libraries or classrooms is in my opinion at best a Fascist, a Stalinist, an entitled, undemocratic and dangerously dictatorial ignoramus, for even if Deenie did actually contain scenes of sexuality and gasp, masturbation, it should NOT ever be censored or banned.


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. Every person should read this book and hopefully the knowledge of it will be out there for girls who are like me. My daughter loved this book.

She seemed to be adjusting well to her condition and her brace but her mother was in tears over the situation. I managed my feelings about the brace with the ultimate anti-Blume strategy: I’m probably juudy to pick up some more.

Sep 21, Amy rated it really liked it.

Feb 12, Magpie67 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Deenie by Judy Blume. Media All the Way Down: It starts a little awkward but settles in fast thanks to Judy Blume’s talented hand. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. By Min Hyoung Song. I’ll bet most YA readers have never heard of looking something up in Encyclopedia Brittanica and will wonder why Deenie didn’t just google her condition.


Fenner tries to control Deenie, and her immature reaction to the scoliosis are both terrible. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Mar 27, Cory rated it it was ok Shelves: She gets invited to a party and tries to go behind her father’s back and take her brace bluem but decides not to leaving a “Take me as I am or leave me. I would have expected that a year-old would squirm or at least flinch away, but Deenie doesn’t DO anything.


Deenie: Book Summary

She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Ashes in the Snow Movie Tie-In. I’m so saddened this book has been banned before because it discusses this deenoe to say there’s no shame. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the ‘s she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I don’t think the event was created to make Deenie change – I just think the author showed how events like this can make people change in positive ways. Even I tried out for cheerleading, believe it or not.

Deenie by Judy Blume | Scholastic

It changes the way she sees Barbara with her eczema, the ‘special needs kids’, and the elderly woman with the hunchback. The process of getting fitted bluem accustomed to the brace is excruciating for Deenie, and reading about it was painful for me.

I can’t imagine a mother in using that distinction.