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A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.
Published on May 21, 2015 by MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
ISBN-10: 1447286820
ISBN-13: 9781447286820
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  • super
    superWednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:35 am33 stars
    This is a good book about a girl who's mom wants her to be a model even though she doesn't want to. But she finds out that she has scoliosis and her mom blames it on her. But Deenie is embarrassed to wear it. This is a good book, but its hard for most people to relate. And its not like there is a big climax leading to some big thing. The pot is just a little boring.
    • prettyinpink123
      prettyinpink123Monday, August 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm55 stars
      omg best book eva
      • edmodo-f7utzp5xxc
        edmodo-f7utzp5xxcWednesday, August 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm55 starsFeatured
        In the book ''Deenie'' there was a girl named Wilmadene but is called Deenie for short. Deenie was buetiful and her mom was always pestering her about her futureas a model. But the thing is Deenie didn't even want to be a model but no matter what her mom would always take her to modeling agencys. But who knew a problem with your spine could change everything especially make your own mom drive you even crazier. In this book review, I will be telling you some positives and negatives I had toward this book. One thing that I liked about this book was that Deenie's big sister Helen tried to comfort Deenie after finding out about her crooked spine. On page 66, it says ''Later Helen came to my room with a piece of chocolate cake and a glass of milk.'If I had scolisis I'd want to talk about it.''' A next positive that I liked was that Deenie's dad was strict about making Deeni keep her brace on until she got better.To prove that statement it says in page 142''The day I found out about your brace I promised myself I'd be firm'' I really admired all the support that Helen and Deenie's dad gave her. Don't you? I have a few negatives about this book and one of them is the fact that Deenie's parents does'nt push her hard enough to do her school work. In the book it says on page 7 ''Deenie's the buety and Helen's the brain'' To be honest with you I personally think that was mean don't you? A next negative opinion is on page 105, it says ''Daddy stood up and reached for my hand but I pulled away and wouldn't let him touch me.'' Deenie did that after her dad and her had a disaggreement. I just feel thatDeenie was acting a little spoiled. Don't you agree for her to do that to your own father who has been supporting you? The book Deenie was ok. The reason why I didn't reccomend it was becuase I felt the book was a little boring. But I enjoyed reading it a little.
        • bookish5
          bookish5Monday, August 5, 2013 at 10:33 am55 stars
          I've seen this book a few times and I'd love to read it. It sounds so interesting and unique, and the characters sound pretty cool too :) This book is also by Judy Blume so I would love to read it!
          • edmodo-y7uhdckgug
            edmodo-y7uhdckgugThursday, August 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm55 stars
            This book is about a girl who"s mother wants her to be a model. The catch is that Deenie {the girl} doesn't want to really be a model. The gym teacher realized that Deenie's hips where uneven so she sent them to a doctor that sent them to other doctors. it ended up that she has Scoliosis which is when the spine is curved in a "C" shape or in a "S"shape. The doctor said that she had to wear a brace and the brace caused her to have to wear cloths that are 2 sizes bigger and that she has the wear it for to 4 years. The brace caused holes to get in her cloths. She thought that is was the end of her life but in the end she made news friends and kept the old ones.
            • edmodo-rmfw48pl5h
              edmodo-rmfw48pl5hWednesday, July 24, 2013 at 8:10 am55 stars
              Deenie is about a 13 yaer pld girl who her mom want her to be a model.Then Deenie dispvers she has scolosis and has to brace her self every single day untile she turns 17.the brace ruins her life she have to buy new cothes wich the brace rips her new clothes and everyone can see it.
              • rainbeaux
                rainbeauxThursday, July 4, 2013 at 7:35 am44 stars
                Deenie is about a 13 year-old girl whose mom wants her to be a model. Then Deenie discovers she has scoliosis and has to a brace EVERY SINGLE DAY until she turns 17. The brace ‘ruins’ her life, she has to buy new clothes, which the brace rips, and everyone can see it. Eventually she makes friends with a girl who has a skin condition called eczema. I really liked the middle of this book but, I didn’t like the ending. If you like the Alice books or the Ramona books you would DEFINITLY like Deenie.
                • agaklos6
                  agaklos6Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:23 am
                  It's a really good book, but also kind of depressing. It's very sad that Deenie cannot rely on her mother.
                  • barbiegirl17
                    barbiegirl17Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm
                    i think this will be a good book i hope they have it at my library

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