Braced (2019 Sequoyah Nominee)

BracedRachel is excited for school to begin. She will be playing soccer and she has been working extra hard to earn a starting spot on the team. Rachel as the best friends anyone could ask for and she is catching the eye of the cutest boy in middle school. Everything is going well until she receives bad news from her doctor. Rachel’s scoliosis is getting worse and she must wear a back brace to straighten her spine. This brace is huge and bulky and everyone will notice under her clothes. Worst of all this will affect her ability to play soccer and jeopardize her starting spot on the team. Her mother tries to be supportive but she doesn’t understand Rachel’s concerns. Rachel has to come to terms with her disease but still live her life as a middle school girl who has everything.


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