Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs-->The true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus.
"I thank you, Judy Blume. You ushered me into womanhood, let me know that other girls indeed felt the same. You let me know that being a bully feels no better than being bullied. They both suck. You let me know that it was okay to stand up to a bully, to stop taking part in hurtful banter toward another person. You showed me, beyond what any parent or teacher or school counselor could have ever taught: that each of us is a person deserving of kindness and understanding."
Deenie ~ Judy Blume ~ This is the first Judy Blume book I ever read. Being a person with scoliosis, I could relate to Deenie. However, I feel I could have still related to Deenie without having the scoliosis in common.