Just As Long As We're Together (Best Friends)
Rachel is Stephanie's best friend. Since second grade, they've shared secrets, good and bad. Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because Stephanie really likes Alison. But it looks as if it's going to be a case of two's company and three's a crowd. Can the girls' friendship be saved?
Anyway. I think this was my favorite Judy Blume novel.
Stephanie and Rachel had been best friends since just about forever. Then seventh grade starts. Alison move...more
Most of Stephaine's story is focused on the separtion and possible divorce of her parnets. That however did not come into play until page 120. Till then the story is just a build up of Stephanie and Rachel meet...more
There were three main characters Stephanie, Rachel, and Alison. They all met before school started and they became bestfriends. They didnt know if they could all be friends at once but they talked and realized that they could.
Stephanie's father was away for work and for thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving day Stephanie realized that her father and mother were sperating for a while. Stephanie's father thought her mother told...more
I liked this book. In some parts the girls were a little too emotional, but thirteen- year old girls would connect...more
I've never read a Judy Blume book before, and now I'm kicking myself that I didn't read them as a 12-13 year old. Being 24 (and realizing with a sinking feeling that 12 years was half my life ago) I sometimes forget what it was like to be in middle school. The responsibilities and dramatics of being an adult are no less daunting than the responsibilities and dramatics of being a young teenager: the helplessness of watching your parents relationship falling apart, hating an...more
Just as Long as We’re Together
No one portrays a better example of middle school friendships and drama than Judy Blume, author of "Just as Long as We’re Together." Judy Blume does an excellent job describing what young teenage girls experience and how they change during their years in middle school. This nonfiction novel takes place in and around J.E. Fox Junior High School. Stephanie Hirsch narrates it during her 7th grade year. The story centers on the relat...more
I liked how the story made me feel like I was really there. Judy Blume did a very good job especially when it comes to the conversations of the girls. It's like they were speaking for themselves! The way they talk (how Blume has written it) was truly convincing that the characters were teens. I kind of feel depressed for Stephanie and Alison because Rachel seems to be the perfect girl. I just didn't like how Rachel treated...more
Then I found one of my students became a big fan of her books and she was reading her books nonstop. From her reviews I was interested in this title and I was able to see why she was hooked. Yes, Judy Blume is a really talented storyteller. She built up very real chara...more
But it can’t stay that way forever; most relationships don’t. Just ask Steph, whose parents are separating. With all of the uphe...more
I recommend this book to any you...more
I'd forgotten how many things in my life I associate with this book. I remember when I read it, I had NO IDEA who Richard Gere was, then I became familiar with him through his role in Pretty Woman and thinking "Damn, he's not an age appropriate crush at...more
Stephanie and Rachel have ben best friends since second grade. When Alison moves in Stephanie wants to have more than one best friend and add Alison to their friendship.
Between this new dynamic, starting junior high, finding interest in boys and dealing with her father living away from the family on extended buisness Steph has a lot on her plate.
A word of caution: this has a couple of uses of the word "a*****e" and also...more
I wrote a longer blog post about growing up, referring to this book and another by Judy Blume called 'Are you there God? It's me, Margaret'. The two books that have etched themselves i...more
Well written, as most Judy Blume novels are, It’s a great read for...more