“Alyson Gerber writes from experience–which to me, is the best kind of writer. Her first book, “Braced,” is all about a teen girl struggling with scoliosis–and all the heartache that comes with adolescence (a time I do not envy).
Growing up–and finding your identity–is extremely difficult, especially when you are faced with adversity with your peers. This type of narrative is universal, but difficult to actually talk about in “real life.” What I love most about Gerber is the fact that she’s willing to be vulnerable and write about her experience, even if it is fictionalized.
I was lucky enough to speak with her about why her experience growing up with scoliosis, what her favorite Jewish holiday is, and her biggest pet peeve…”
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