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. She never worried about how she looked before—how will she ever face the har...more
I can connect D...more
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...more
The sad thing...more
I totally love that line from the movie Easy A, and because of it I was going to read Judy Blume's books. Then I went to the library to see what they had and this was the only one that looked interesting.
I've never read a book about a character who had scoliosis, so this was an interesting read. It's about Deenie who's in 7th grade and her mother really wants her to be a model. But Deenie isn't so sure she wants to be one, then one day her gym teacher...more
at 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 more.
since her scoliosis wasn't so sirious, she wore a brace. at the first time sh...more
All in all, Deenie was okay as a character, although sometimes--okay, a lot of the time--I found her reactions to be kind of exaggerated (girl, what...more
That aside I really liked the book. Judy Blume approached a serious subject that not many people know anything about, and made it accessible for her readers. It's hard not to feel sorry for Deenie - first because of her mother, then because of her condition and her mother's reaction to that condition. At...more
Deenie is a normal young girl. She goes about her life in the way youngesters do. She has a pushy mother who wants her to be a model but other than that she goes to school and spend time with her friends and carries on like a normal almost teenager.
It isn't until she finds out that she has scoliosis that things start to change when she finds out that she will have to wear a back brace for four years. Her mother is devastated and she finds it a...more
While reading this book, I made a text-to-world connection. She is like my older sister. Recently, she got braces on her teeth....more
A breezy read, flowing narratives, with subtle emotional twist & profound message, as a side personal effect, woke me up from slouched sitting.
Deenie, a not so typical teenager. The fate of the character she was named after foreshadowed the life event she was set out to find out.
At the beginning of the book, I sensed a somewhat faint voice and often muted resistance to her surroundings. Her mom dragged her around town to model agencies, in order to fulfill the vision of her being a pretty...more
bagaimana mungkin gadis remaja yang sedang dalam masa pertumbuhan yang sangan memperhatikan penampilan harus menggunakan penyangga punggung? cantik atau sakit. pilihan yang...more
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...more
I did not like this book. For some reason I just felt that Deenie was a whiny little girl and just needed to deal with t...more
I really enjoyed th...more
The book Deenie is a book about a girl named Deenie. Her mother is obsessed with the idea of her becoming a model but Deenie is not interested in this idea at all. She also has a sister named Helen, who her parents push to make perfect grades in order to become a doctor a lawyer one day. Throughout the book Deenie is diagnosed with scoliosis and is told that she needs to wear a back brace for four years. She also struggles with wondering if her crush will still like her even though she has to w...more
I thought the story was very exciting and I felt a connection with the characters, the story being very relatable that is.
I would recommend this book to young teenage girls, it deals with problems that sometimes we find it hard to talk about.
The only criticism I have about this book is the sudden ending, I felt the author could have finished a lovely story of...more