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By Alyson Gerber   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545907613 Paperback
304 Pages | 5.26" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545902144 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.77" x 8.56" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545907637 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of three percent of all teenagers: scoliosis.

Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She’s finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she’s pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet.

Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel’s spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her — even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself.

Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

Raves & reviews:

Advance Praise for Braced:

“ A lovely and deep book that will get readers right in the heart.” —Corey Ann Haydu, author of Rules

for Stealing Stars

“ Braced is an honest, inspirational story about perseverance in the face of adversity.” —Alison Cherry,

author of The Classy Crooks Club