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Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 1982 - Schools - 153 pages
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A New York Times BestsellerA New York Times Outstanding Book of the YearBlubber is a good name for her, the note said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on her desk. But Robby grabbed the note and before long it had gone halfway around the room. That's where it all started.

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I found the ending dangerous and nauseating. - Goodreads
She doesn't get a happy ending. - Goodreads
Another thing i didn't like it the abrupt ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - theWallflower - LibraryThing

I'm unsure what to think about this book. This and "Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret" are the two titles everyone associates with Blume. I didn't know what it was about going in. YA titles often ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tammy Kesteloot - Goodreads

A classic!! I'm not sure why I never read this when I was younger but I loved it! Judy Blume just has a magical gift! Her story had all the right voices and emotions and the perfect moral message came ... Read full review


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Judy Blume is considered one of the world's best-known writers for young adults. She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1938. She earned a degree in education. Blume has written over 20 books. Titles such as "Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret", "Then Again, Maybe I Won't", and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" are widely recognized. Her books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Blume has received more than 100 awards. In 1996, she received the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her adult titles include "Wifey", "Smart Women", and "Summer Sisters". Young readers have always viewed Blume as someone who is in touch with their feelings. They write thousands of letters to her each year, a number of which were published in her 1986 book, "Letters to Judy: What Your Kids Wish They Could Tell You". Blume currently resides in New York. She has three grown children, speaks out against censorship, and continues to write.

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