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“Rachel is excited she’s finally earned a place as forward on her soccer team. But there’s one catch. Rachel has scoliosis, and x-rays reveal the S-shaped curve in her spine has grown worse. Rachel’s doctor orders her to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace is hard, plastic, and stretches from her shoulders to her hips. Rachel’s clothes no longer fit. She can’t run. She sure can’t tell her friends. But how will she ever kick a ball? Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is an inspiring story of courage and resilience.”