Imagine. You’re young, pretty and trying out as a model. Now you have to wear a train track brace all down your spine. How will Deenie fit in? Will Buddy Brader still like her? For Deenie, looking good has always been easy. Modelling agencies call her up. She’s always been the pretty one. So when she’s told she has a curved spine, she’s scared. Just the sight of the huge metal back brace makes her want to scream. Now Deenie, beautiful Deenie, is stuck wearing this metal horror. All the way from her neck to her hips. For four years – or longer. Just when things were starting to happen between her and gorgeous Buddy Brader. This is one BIG cloud. Where’s the silver lining?

  • A classic Judy Blume tale of the pressures of looking perfect
  • Relatable and more relevant than ever to teenagers now
  • This original queen of teen has sold more than 82 million books
  • Her books include Forever, Blubber and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

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    Judy Blume

    Judy Blume is the much-loved author of many books for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.


    Judy Blume has won many prestigious awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards award for Lifetime Achievement.

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