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Pages: 176

Language: English

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; New edition edition (21 May 2015)

By: Judy Blume(Author)

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'I hate it when my mother brags about me and my sister. "Deenie's the beauty and Helen's the brain."'

Mrs Fenner has very fixed ambitions for her daughters. Deenie is thirteen years old and gorgeous. Her mother wants her to be a model - but Deenie's not so sure. So when she's diagnosed with scoliosis - curvature of the spine - Deenie's almost relieved. No more traipsing round modelling agencies, no more living up to her mother's expectations. But she has to wear an ugly, uncomfortable back brace for the next four years. And she's convinced that it will put an end to normal teenage life - including her blossoming relationship with Buddy Brader . . .

Deenie is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about the pressures of looking perfect.

Judy Blume's classic novel about the pressure of looking perfect - with an eye-catching cover look

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Customer reviews:

  • By TT on 13 June 2017

    My 10 yr old loved it! And I remember enjoying as a child. Was good to see my daughter eager about reading.

  • By Guest on 26 July 2017

    Judy Blume is my daughter's favorite author. it is a second hand book but the quality is great.

  • By Guest on 19 March 2017

    Daughter loved this book...

  • By adele on 9 March 2013

    This short book is aimed at a young pre=teen audience. Deenie is a 7th grader who has a mum and aunt who adamant that one day she will be a famous model. Their expectations for Deenie's sister, Helen, are that she will have some type of high flying academic career. Neither of these things are what the girls want for themselves.Deenie is discovered to have scoliosis of the spine and has to wear a back brace for four years. This causes deep insecurities and embarassment for Deenie and she is worried that the one boy she likes will no longer be interested.The book is told from Deenie's perspective with the correct thought processes of a girl her age. The characterisation is very good for all the character's who are all very different from each other.This has been a banned and challenged book due to some of it's content which focuses on female masturbation for comfort and on Deenie's questions about sex as a young adolescent, but I felt the subjects were covered sensitively and accurately.The general style and simplicity of the book put me in mind of a readership age of about of about 10 years old or maybe even younger but the content is more appropriate for girls aged 12-14. This is a disparity which does not work.I also felt that the ending was rather abrupt, more could definitely been said.Overall I would give this book 3/5 stars.

  • By on 29 December 2001

    Deenie is the story of a teenage girl whose mother's dream is for her to become a model. Deenie isn't so sure about this but goes along with it to please her mother. When Deenie is diagnosed with Scoliosis, a condition of the spine which means she has to wear a back brace, Deenies mothers dreams of her beautiful daughter becoming a model are shattered. Though Deenie is relieved not to have to become a model she hates wearing the brach, but it doesn't look like she has much choice......This book is written in a simple, readable style as are many Judy Blume books. The dialogue is very realistic and the characters are interesting and believable.This is a very enjoyable book that deals with interesting issues that many authors are scared to discuss. A must for every Judy Blume fan!

  • By MKB on 5 November 2011

    The book is about a 13 year old girl struggling with life. I think people can relate to this book in some way. The girl has a very pushy mother who is constantly dragging her to interviews to be a model althogh 13 year old Deenie isn't sure, while struggling with family life, school and freinds she is told she has scoliosis, she has to be fitted with a brace and she is very paronoid her mum isn't making things any easier and thinks it's Deenie's fault. She can't be a model with a brace on her back. I did like this book and I think it was a nice light read however there wasn't a lot of content I still enjoyed it. I recommend to 10-15 year olds.

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