Deenie

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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.

About Judy Blume

For several decades Judy Blume has been winning legions of fans around the world with her stories. More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. She receives thousands of letters every month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Judy lives on islands up and down the east coast of America with her husband.

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Just as Long as We're Together
Just as Long as We're Together
The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels
The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels
The Pain and the Great One: Go Places
The Pain and the Great One: Go Places
Forever
Forever
Double Fudge
Double Fudge
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Superfudge
Superfudge
Fudge-a-Mania
Fudge-a-Mania
Freckle Juice
Freckle Juice
Then Again, Maybe I Won't
Then Again, Maybe I Won't

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