Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Braced by Alyson Gerber

Rating: ⭐⭐

Rachel isn't exactly thrilled when she finds out that she has scoliosis and will need to wear a back brace for 23 hours a day for the foreseeable future. Especially when she learns that it's going to interfere with her love of soccer. Will Rachel be able to overcome these challenges, along with her insecurity and frustrations and even be able to DATE?

This is a great story for teaching kids about what it feels like to be the one that has to wear the brace but also gives kids with scoliosis someone that they can relate to. My daughter has scoliosis and I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that the feelings that Rachel has are very accurate and authentic.

Enjoyable by kids and parents: Yes
Offensive Language: No
Violence: No
Adult Concepts: There is some kissing and a discussion about "going to second base"
Age Range: 9 and up

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