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Judy we have something special in common ! I lived
at 14 North Ave in a 5th floor Apt Bldg. on the 5th floor when I was 10 yrs old the plane on fire skimmed our roof which caught fire and crashed next to the Janet Memorial Orphanage behind us. My dad thought Standard Oil had blown up. The next day I walked over to the crash site. and with my Brownie Camera took some amazing pictures.
Wow!! I can't believe I'm writing to you!! I've been reading your books since second grade. (I'm going into seventh grade) You and your books are the reason I read every single day. One of my favorite book is "Here's to you; Rachael Robinson" I read that one in 4th grade and 5th grade as well. Your book "It's not the end of world" is another book I absolutely love!! I read that in 3rd grade when my parents were going through a divorce. That book really helped me. The "Fudge" books are so funny!! My sister is beginning to read those! You have been my inspriation forever. Right now since its summer break I've been writing books and songs. Also reading a lot!! I love you Judy Blume!!! I've always imagined a day when I meet you. That would be the best day ever!! Though this is a little long, I hope to here back from you. My inspriation through writing and reading!!
I'm sad to say it had been way too long since I have read a book- one of my most favorited activities. I've been reading your books, and losing myself in them since I was nine. When I was returning from vacation in FL, I saw the cover of "In the Unlikely Event" and immediately ran to the airport news counter to pay. The second we boarded the plane, I forgot about my family on board and completely immersed myself into Miri's story. Thank you for writing such beautiful, complicated, raw and vivid books. You draw a reader in to feel they are part of the story. That we are a part of it. I'm going to buy "Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself" for my daughter immediately. And every one of your works after to develop her own love of reading and to give her the gift of your writing. Thank you thank you thank you for reigniting my love for reading and allowing myself the time to enjoy all the emotions that you led me through in this amazing story.
Our amazingly talented friend, Kurt Kemper, starred in this show a few months ago. Just wanted to share the great review with you. I've been a huge fan of yours since I was a kid. Absolutely love your books.
Hello Ms. Blume. I just recently watched a video of Amanda Palmer singing her song "Judy Blume" and was moved to tears. I wanted to thank you for the positive influence you have had on young people for decades. Like Amanda Palmer, many people have felt like misfits in their youth. Authors like you provide sanctuary and relatable characters that make a real difference in the lives of many. As a School Librarian, and a mother, I am so grateful to you for your work. Thank you for adding positivity to what can sometimes be a difficult world.
Jaime Ann Sanborn, Librarian
I love you so much and when i was in1grade i reed freckle juice.
i read one of your book and i like it when the grandma and them got to like the grandpa and ow the people was all family know that was so cute so and the one when they what where they made money and they meet there long not found family and than they with them for a little bit of time than they move down the 3 or something from them and they what for candy and little kids ran away and they got lock in something that why i like some of your books
Thank you for this very informativ site on both your writing and on censorship. I am preparing to introduce the studens age 13+ to banned books. Not something they really think about duing everyday-teen-life in Denmark. Your site will be part of the exhibition this fall.
I have ordered several of your books for them to read. I can't wait to hear their reaction.
My daughter, now 51, read and liked many of your books when a girl, but "Unlikely Event" is the first book of yours I've ever read. I am the same age as the heroine, Miri and am dumbfounded at how accurately you catch the tone of middle-class Jewish denizens of the era from which I sprang - not only their speech but the ideas, behavior and values dear to them. The most unique realization of that period I've encountered; it gave me the chills.
Just wanted to say thank you for making me a reader and getting me through my childhood.lol You are my favorite writer of all time. Thank you and please never stop writing!
Hi Judy Blume, As a retired teacher of 49 years, your books have been devoured by my students. I am a long time Judy Blume fan.I have just finished reading your latest book, In The Unlikely Event & loved it. Your storytelling skills & character descriptions always make your books page turners. There was one error in this book that I hope you will have your editors correct in future reprints. In the Jewish religion, one sits shiva seven, not eight days, as you mentioned in your story. Other than that-book was great & I have recommended it to many of my "book reading friends." I hope you will respond to my comment. I am eager for your next book. Hope you are working on another one! Sincerely, Joyce G
Hi Mrs. Blume,
Thank you for your hard work and sharing your vivid imagination with the world... I recall my first encounter with your work when I was in elementary school in Montgomery, AL. It speaks definition of your character and work for a young child to hold on to fond memories, especially through reading and listening during story time. Now a parent myself of 4 busy boys, I will be sharing your work with them as well...
Hello miss judy i just have to say i LOVE your book forever i just cant stop reading it my friend charlene love it as well , so if its not to much trouble can you PLEASE send a email to have a idea of how it finish the book or is ther a part 2 of the book that will a the best please can you tell me how the reast gose i just cant stop wiching ther was a part 2 to find out how it end so if you have enny time please right back .
I love your books and I really wanna read more of them I recently finished reading Are You There God? Its me Margret! it was a very good book and I have no way of reading your other books but I have read your fudge books and I LOVE them! P.S you are one of my favorite authors and I LOVE to read!!!!
Dear Judy Blume,
Your books are very great! I am going into 7th grade, but I remember when I read the Ramona and Beezus, and then I watched the movie! It really is funny and great! Thanks! Keep on writing! Also, my cousin Giselle and my aunt Monica emailed you too because we all love your books!
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your book store in Key West. Blubber is a funny book. Thank you for meeting me and signing all of my books. Sorry that My mom was a little nuts that day (she's a big fan). I'm going to read all of your books this summer. My teacher Mrs Alders is going to freak out when she gets her autographed copy of Freckle Juice.
From your new friend, Audrey E
You are the best author in the world .I love your books. Can I get a copy of your books for free? Also can you right a book based on me plz
Me and my mom have been reading the fudge books for years. We love them. We love reading them together. It's our special time. We would love for you to write another book in the fudge series. Love, Spencer J
Hi Judy: I would love to know your reaction to the new cover of "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" with the text bubbles. I put it on Facebook yesterday commenting that Margaret NEVER texted God, and the responses from women my age and also my daughters' ages was amazing!
I know it's an effort to stay current, but it's SO WRONG!!
I really love your book especial Fudge, Super Fudge it's the 1st book of my life that make me as a reader. I'm very appreciate to know that you create the "Double Fudge". All books I've read was translated in to THAI language. Thank you again and again that make me love to read big hug from Thailand
Dear miss blume, i would like to ask you why your haven't written the third book of the bff series yet. Alison never got a chance. Also I loved your book are you there god, its me margeret because it really spoke to my feelings and I was wondering if you would consider writing a sequel to that. Your writing has effected me in a great way. Thank you for your time. Sincerely,a lover of books
Can you write a sequel to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, in Alison's veiw? That would be pretty cool.
P.S. I'm keeping up with my Summer Reading!
I loved Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing book so much i want to become an author and become just like you! And it would be really cool to see you in person.My favorite person is Peter Warren Hatcher,and my favorite part is that the nurses and Dr. Cone take Dribble,Peter's turtle,and got out of Fudge's tummy but Dribble did not make it. So, Peter's parents got him a new pet! It was a cute puppy!
Margaret..one of your all time most popular books..is now on display at the Library of Congress in their exhibit of best known American novels.
I weather is nice today.
Last year you came all the way over to Edinburgh which was just fantastic! Meeting you was wonderful, and I've read some more of your books since. I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration and reassurance you have provided me, and now a few of my friends have started reading your work, and they say it has helped them a lot. It's such a relief to have something to relate to in your books.
Hope you're well and happy!
I just started reading your book, "In the Unlikely Event", and because of the horrific events in Orlando that happened that same day, your poem at the beginning was very moving. I am a retired teacher...My children and students have grown up reading your books...Thank you and God bless you for writing such beautiful and heartwarming books...Barb Thompson
I am so excited to start sharing your books with my niece Alayna for her birthday later this month. Your books have brought me so much joy all these years, I can't wait to see her light up with laughter at Farley Drexel Hatcher adventures. Thank you for your voice and for giving a voice to girls (and boys) and women all over the world. I am proud to introduce her your work! Wishing you much happiness, Melissa xoxo
I am your #1fan.I would like to read more Fudge books. I am living in California now. When ever I read your books it is hard to put them down. And I can even see all ur characters in a movie inside my head. Please write more Fudge books. It is really hard to live with out it. Please... please.
Waiting for your new Fudge series.
Hi Judy, I wanted to tell you how much I loved your books as a child and how now I'm enjoying sharing them now with my daughter! You're a wonderful writer, thank you for all your clever books!
Heard your interview on the Diane Rehm show last week (she is my idol) and went to the Library and picked up In the Unlikely Event. I am on page 9 and had to stop and let you know that I love it already. Going to bed now with a glass of chardonnay, my Shih Tzu and your book!
your books are the best. i love you.
I just wanted to say that I LOVED Summer Sisters. Great work! Best wishes.
Hi Judy & assistant,
I emailed my appreciation but felt it would be remiss of me not to include my thanks for your work on the guest book. Just another fan, really!
As mentioned, I think Wifey is my favourite of your books and I look forward to including that on a chart about reading and relaxation! I wonder whether that is more of a sleeper hit for you that is perhaps one of your quieter novel now, as it was so left-field when you published it, but society has changed so much! I adore Sandy and think it was really inspired that she wasn't quite so nice as that was a confusing time in her life. I love the way you document her journey and I had goosepimples reading it. A real delight!
I would love, if you want to discuss it, more of your inspiration for the book, although your author introduction was delightful.
I have yet to read Summer Sisters and Smart Women, but rest assured I can't wait to read those books. I mentioned this within the email.
I grew up reading your books and loved them all! I even wanted to be "Deenie" at one time. My daughters do not have my appetite for reading, but I can get them to read a few books here and there. "Are You There God? It's me, Margaret," is one of their favorites. When my daughter, Kellie, was diagnosed with scoliosis, I knew she had to read "Deenie." She was reading to me today and got to the part of Deenie being in the examining room waiting for the doctor to arrive. Kellie felt such a connection and smiled and would read: The gown was so big that it wrapped around me twice. Kellie exclaimed: Just like me! And then when she read about Deenie twirling around on the gray stool, Kellie really laughed. Just like her again! Kellie picks up her brace next week and is very saddened by what she is envisioning her life to be like for the next two years. Basically, the only time she can take the brace off is for dance. She dances for hours every day and so she'll have to wear the brace every minute she's not dancing. I'm hoping that she finishes reading your book before we pick up the brace. I want her to know that it's not forever. I might mention that Kellie also has ADHD and Tourette's. She has been bullied a lot and now she fears of really being laughed at. I hug her and remind her that one day the brace will be gone and she'll still be dancing and following her dreams. I wonder where all the people will be who laughed at her? If you're too busy laughing at someone else, you don't have time to chase your dreams, right?
Thank you for sharing your gift! And I am beyond thrilled that my girls are reading your books and love them just as much as I did, and still do.
P.S. Even though she is 13, I let her read "Forever." Anything I can do to get her to read
I grew up reading your books and when I saw "In The Unlikely Event" It was like meeting an old friend, just had to read it. I've just finished it and I have to say, it was more than I expected. It wasn't just a trip down memory lane with my favorite childhood author, but the stories and personal events really hit home. Again, your book has come to me at the exact right time in my life. Thank you so much! I love you Judy Blume!
Hi Mrs,Judy Blume.
I just want to say YOU are the my favorite author!.Now I have red three books of yours.That are ,There Are you there God? It's me margaret, Deenie, Blubber.. ALL OF THESE ARE VERY NATURAL AND REAL AND IT'S SEEMS MY SCHOOL LIFE..AND CHILDHOOD.so I realy like that books and It's s enjoyble ,happy, funny , wonderful..I love all which i have red already, but my favorite is Blubber !
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Hi judy!i just wanted to tell you that i love your writting,its just awesome you really write so realistic,also i want to ask you whoes your all time favourite writer?
Devin from Germany
I liked your boock freckel juice and I thought maybe you could write another version of freckle juice because I want to know what happend after Andrew had no freckles. i hope you write back.
How old is Andrew now?
Tobias from Argentina
We read your book "Freckle Juice" at school, I loved it. Okay, I will ask you this > Can you start writing books for kids again?
Im learning English and your book helped me so much.
Hi My Name is Brodie I've got one question how many books have you wrote?
I lived in the Elmora sect of Elizabeth. Went to Elmora Elementary and Hamilton Jr Hi. I remember going to see the plane crash in Elizabeth with friends. I also saw a plane on fire going over the elementary school when I was about 9. Not much was said about it. Was friends with The Boffs and the McCues. I have written my bio "T
hi judy i love your book and i want to make a slide show about you
I love the books you write the book tales of the fourth grade nothing because that is the samething that awaits happens to me but with out the turtle
Hey love the site, keep up the good work.
May 31 2016
Dear Judy Blume
My name is Brodie Iím from Iím in year five at St. Aloysius primary school , Queenscliff, victoria, Australia I am writing to you because we have to write to our favourite author and I pick you.
By reading your books I have found that you really like Books and from listing to your interview you really like The library and you went there every week when you were four and you loved reading.
I have read the tale of the fourth grade nothing and sheila the great and Iím reading the rest of the series from your books by looking at your book titles there is a different main character in each besides double fudge and super fudge.
Q1. What made you want to write books?
Q2. Did you write your book characters about someone in real life?
Q3. Do you have any other books that you wrote?
Brodie Year 5/6 student at Saint Aloysius primary school , Queenscliff, victoria, Australia
I just want to thank you for inspiring my love of reading. When I was in first grade, my parents were going through a divorce, since that was the time I was starting to learn to read, the stress made concentrating almost impossible. I struggled with reading for a few years. One day a lady at the local park, commented on my freckles, I said I hated them, and she told me about the book "freckle juice". Over the next few years I read all of your books enthusiastically. I loved them, and they inspired a love of reading that I have to this day! Now my daughter is seven, and she saw me reading "summer sisters", she asked me about it and I got a chance to gush about how much I loved your books as a young girl. Tonight we start "freckle juice" and I plan to get all your books for her as she grows older. Thanks again and gods blessing to you.
Your Bio helped me a lot with my book report! Im now reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing"
your books are so good i emailed them to my freinds!
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