- Young Adult Literature
- Call Number
- Y BLU
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. She never worried about how she looked before – how will she ever face the hard times ahead?
Deenie is the beauty of the family and her sister Helen is the one with the brains, or so her mother keeps saying. But what happens when you don’t want the life your mother has mapped out for you? When she is found to have scoliosis and is required to wear a back brace for several years, Deenie struggles to find her own identity –one divorced from the usual standards of beauty.
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Recommended by Lim Sieu Pin, NLB librarian