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Monday, August 20, 2007

Judy Blume still rules

It's good to read that Judy Blume is still writing. She carved her way into my readerly heart at a young age. * (Original info deleted)

My mom reminded me that I read "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," in one day while lying atop our backyard picnic table. I never put the book down — not even when I ate or went to the bathroom.

Later that summer, I discovered "Forever" in my mom's dresser drawer. Of course, at 12 I wasn't allowed to read it, but I would sneak the book out and would carefully (not breaking the spine) hide in my parents' walk-in closet to devour the story of teenage sexual awakening.

* Thanks to Dawn's comment, I realized I mixed up my childhood authors and included info about Ramona, which was Beverly Cleary NOT Judy Blume. Thanks, Dawn!


Dawn said...

Wait! Ramona is Beverly Cleary. :)

Wendy Hoke said...

Oh my God, Dawn, you are right!!! I'm mixing up my childhood authors.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Judy Blume.


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