Blubber

Front Cover
Bradbury Press, 1982 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
33 Reviews
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Caroline said about Linda. Jill crumpled it up and left it on the corner of her school desk. She didn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just then. Jill wanted to think about Halloween. But Robby grabbed the note and before Linda stopped talking it had gone halfway around the room. That's where it all started...there was something about Linda that made a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they could go...but nobody, Jill least of all, expected the fun to end where it did.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
11
3 stars
9
2 stars
4
1 star
1

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

LibraryThing Review

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

Review: Blubber

User Review  - Nel - Goodreads

I always found it very difficult to read books that involved bullying, and this one was no exception. My major complaints are: 1. We never do find out much about Linda. She doesn't get a happy ending ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
19
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1982)

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.

Bibliographic information