Judy Blume

Recently, I read something about how Judy Blume got Tiger Eyes optioned as a film and production is about to start, and I flashbacked to all her books I read growing up. They were known for their high make-out quotient and speaking about things you wanted to know about, but couldn’t really ask people. At the time, I enjoyed it as light reading, but when I look back, I think she is very talented. She wrote honestly about what it was like growing up, which is why so many people dug her work, in the same way I think they respond to A Catcher in the Rye . Young folk hunger for something that’s authentic they can relate to, and so many required reading lists felt formal, irrelevant to our day-to-day lives.

Judy Blume also has a great knack for titles (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing? Blubber? Still remember it.) and a great name herself. Plus, she had to deal with a lot of book banning so became an anti-censorship activist as a result. Now she lives in like Martha’s Vineyard, sees her kid, and like lunches in the White House. Is she not super cool?

2 Replies to “Judy Blume”

  1. Hey, thanks for tracking me down today. It was so great to catch up.

    Did you know that Judy Blume wrote erotica too?

  2. of course, km! we have a bad tech history, so i have to put in more effort. yes, i remember seeing “Wifey” on the bookshelves. was that erotica? now that i see her sweet, older lady face, that creeps me out. i remember everyone passing around “forever” around for the booty scenes. there were a lot of books, i feel like, that had makeout scenes, which no longer seems part of today’s YA books.

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