I read Deenie by Judy Blume. This is a fantastic book. Its about a 12 year old girl named Deenie. She is in the 7th grade and she is diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. She has always been pressured by her mom and her "Aunt" Rae to peruse modeling. They have been setting her up interviews with agencies but they all have been saying the same thing, her posture is awkward. Deenie doesn't want to be a model, she rather be a cheerleader but when her and her best friend Jenny both try-out only Jenny makes the cut and this gets Deenie very upset. Deenie had to see 4 different doctors until they finally figured out what was wrong. She wants to get a surgery so it can be over and done with but her mom rather would have it otherwise. She has to figure out how to live with an uncomfortable brace for the next four years facing her "relationship" with Buddy, modeling and just living her life.
~Letitia, Teen Book Reviewer