Judy Blume





Judy Blume

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in Elizabeth, New Jersey, The United States
February 12, 1938

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Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concern...more


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The Dream Summer
We were supposed to leave for five weeks in Italy on July 29 -- four of those weeks would be spent at an artists' colony housed in a castle in Umbria where I was hoping to finish my new book. A castle! Sound too good to be true? Uh huh…
The Reality
A visit to the radiologist on June 12 for a routine ultrasound (dense breast tissue) led to a core biopsy. Not that I didn't try to... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.85 · 502,199 ratings · 17,678 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Are You There God? It's Me,...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 122,921 ratings — published 1970 — 61 editions
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Not...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 74,780 ratings — published 1972 — 55 editions
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Summer Sisters
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 55,442 ratings — published 1998 — 15 editions
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Superfudge (Fudge, #3)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 37,330 ratings — published 1980 — 60 editions
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Forever
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 36,242 ratings — published 1975 — 40 editions
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Freckle Juice
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 26,272 ratings — published 1978 — 31 editions
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Otherwise Known as Sheila t...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 24,309 ratings — published 1972 — 49 editions
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Blubber
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 21,022 ratings — published 1974 — 37 editions
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Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 17,504 ratings — published 1990 — 46 editions
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Double Fudge (Fudge, #5)
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 13,709 ratings — published 2002 — 40 editions
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“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
Judy Blume

“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.”
Judy Blume

“[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.”
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