Thursday, July 27, 2017
Rachel has scoliosis. It's hereditary, she knows it and it has been monitored. But all of a sudden it is getting worse and she is going to have to get a brace. Why now? It's right before soccer tryouts, before a new school year. Everything will change. To make matters worse her mother who also wore a brace and then had surgery (and who is also pregnant) doesn't seem to understand. Then her dad is never around, she starts getting teased at school, and even her best friends are having trouble relating. How is Rachel going to get through this?
I thought this was interesting - especially having a character dealing with scoliosis which is not often addressed in children's lit. For that reason it should probably have a place in a junior high library.