Jezebel's feature reviewing YA books we grew up with focuses on "Deenie." Man, did that book traumatize us, or what?
I don't know about at your school, but at my Catholic grade school, we had to go to the principal's office every year and be checked for scoliosis. It was traumatizing because you had to take off your shirt at a time when some of us were just getting bras, but it was also traumatizing because of the fear that you might end up wearing a gigantic, romance-squashing back brace like Deenie.
I forgot how pretty she was on the book's cover. Brace or no brace, what a dish.