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I hope you are well.
I just finished rereading Summer Sisters [for the fourth time in as many years]. Love this story.
There is something about Caitlin and Sharkey that just occurred to me. Their individual reactions to anything of a sexual nature makes me suspect that they were sexually abused as children. Nothing to this affect is mentioned in the story, but it is there in their behaviour. I can't help wondering, backstory: did something happen to them, perhaps by one of Phoebe's many boyfriends?
Happy new year Judy!
You are one amazing person! Thank you for being so awesome and for sharing your talent with us. You are so inspiring! Thank you for being a great example to all of us...
"Are You There God? it's Me Margret" was one of my favorite books growing up. As an elementary teacher, I've seen loads of kids love books like Fudge too. I have never read any of the adult selections until now. I just finished In the Unlikely Event and loved it! I not only enjoyed the read, I grew up in Maplewood and some of my childhood haunts were mentioned like Papermill Playhouse and Grunings on the Hill (the best vice cream and an even better view). Thank you for a great read and a reminder of my youth.
can I help you make a new book?
Dear Judy Blume,
I have been in love with your books as long as I can remember. The books I love and read over and over again is "Are you There God, It's Me Margret", and "BFF" Right now I'm actually reading "Bff" for the first time. Your characters are bright and funny, and I would read this book when I'm an adult. Thank you for writing these AMAZING books. I hope you write more. Please write back soon.
I can't believe I'm actually (kind of) talking to you. You have no idea how grateful my family and I are for you existence (I know you probably hear this every day, but I'm still going to say this because you're really awesome). I love laughing at Fudge and my parents wish Peter's sensibility could rub off on me (it obviously doesn't ), but if my serious parents laugh at Fudge's antics, that's saying something (the fact that they read a children's book is also saying something, but I'm not going to go there). It's really cool how you know how kids think, and write books that they will understand. I am seriously addicted to your books, and would give anything to meet you in person. (*NOTE* You probably hear everything mentioned above, like, every day, but the fact that it comes from moi makes it more special. )
I LOVE YOU (in case I haven't implied it before)!!!!
Smiles and Love,
Very good Books
I have always loved your books! I read them to my children when they were little, and they have always inspired us. So much, in fact, that I have started writing books now for my own grandbabies! But, I really don't know what to do with them once I've got them done, lol. I printed them on Shutterfly to give to my own family, but would like to share them with others, so that they might be enjoyed by more people, as your books are! Any suggestions for me?
God bless you and all your future endeavors! You are a blessing to all of us already!
Are you going to make a sieres about the howies
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I really, really hope that you get the chance to read this message. I wanted to let you know how much I adore your new book, In the Unlikely Event. I have always been a huge fan of yours, and reading your books throughout my childhood is what sparked my love for literature. I was so excited to see that you published a new book for young adults, and while I'm on my Christmas break from college I finally had the chance to read it. For two straight days I could not put it down! I learned so much from this book, and it made me even more obsessed with the 1950's-my favorite decade. I am currently heartbroken that I finished the book, because I did not want it to end. You are incredibly talented and I thank you profusely for your work. Happy New Year!
I just finished _In_the_Unlikely_Event_! I couldn't put it down, and now I can finally get to my chores.
I read most of your teen books growing up. You were definitely a favorite author among my friends and me.
I was going to ask you about Randy, but then I read about her being a commercial pilot. She may not remember me; we were in the same class in school when you lived here. In fact, I worked with the woman who bought your house. Small world! Please give Randy my best.
I'm looking forward to your next book!
Dear Judy Blume,
I love you books! You are so funny.
Dear Judy blume
I love your books!!!!!!!!!
I have just watched my first Judy Blume book,and I love it.Hope you can write more fantastic books!
hi!MY NAME IS Athena.I love your books so much that I read them every day 10 times! Love you!
Hi Ms. Blume,
I am so excited to get to write to you, because I love your Fudge books sooooooo much!!!!! I read them just about everyday. I know them by heart.
I am really hoping you decide to write another story about Fudge and his family and that you talk about them getting older. I want to learn who they will become as grown ups.
Please let me know if I can give you some suggestions or help. I would also love to meet you someday. Do you ever come to Southern California?
Thank you and Happy New Year!
Maya (Piggie Lover)
Dear Judy Blume,
I'm your biggest fan. I know A LOT of people say that, but who else would read "Are You There God, it's Me, Margaret at 7 years old and use it for a school book report? Hehe. I love your books SO SO SO much,and I've read them around 5 times.(Yes, really.) I've read everything except the adult books, like Wifey. My favorite book by you would have to be "Are You There God, it's Me, Margaret", "Deenie", "Blubber" or "Here's to you, Rachel Robinson." It's funny, nobody in my grade has heard about you. Crazy, I know. You are my favorite author by FAR and I feel like your books kind of grow with me. I bet when I'm 12 I'll think "Ohhhh, now I get Judy's books!" I can't explain what I feel when I read your books. Your wonderful books have inspired me to write my own short stories.
Keep On Writing, and I'll keep on Reading!!
Love, Maya (Piggie Lover)
Over the summer, my teacher (who now works for pre-school, and I now got a new teacher) assigned us 3 book reports. For the second one I chose Tales Of a Fourth Grade Nothing. It was hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They could've chose a boring book like The Hobbit (no offense J.R.R Tolken),or To Kill a Mocking Bird (that's actually a good idea,but a boring book whoever wrote the book),but they chose THIS?!?!?!?!?! THANK YOU SCHOOL AND JUDY BLUME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over the summer,my old teacher told us to do a book report on 3 books. For the second one I did Tales Of a Fourth Grade Nothing. It was hilarious.😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍😃👍
I really liked your book Sheila the great. i enjoyed the part about her being afraid of dogs and that she kind of got over that. my mom and i cant wait to read the Fudge books. my mom read your books when she was young and loved them and now i do too.
Dear Judy Blume,
Can you please write more FUDGE books to entertain me?
I have read all of them and they are 500x300 hilarious and funny. I use the books to write my reading journal responses and they are really nice. My teacher really wants more too! If you do make one please make an EPILOUGE of when Fudge grows up! Please write one! Thank you and please write back soon. From, Christopher
I have just heard about judy's book about the plane crashes over ELIZABETH, NJ. I thought she might be interested in knowing that we (my mother and 4 children)were scheduled to be on the 3rd flight but we're late and then transferred to section B of that flight. We have lots of memories of this experience if Judy is interested
Just finished "in the unlikely event" on a plane headed home from Key West! Would have looked you up if I'd read the authors notes before I left. Thanks for a great vacation read! Loved the book and will return to Key West sooner rather than later!!!
u are a symbol of how creativity is more important than fame thank u for that
Dear Judy Blume,
Hi! My name is Ellie. I am in fifth grade at Mizzentop Day School. I have been in this school for about 9 years…..going on 10! I am a big fan of your books. I have read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, and Double Fudge, but my favorite book is Blubber.
Linda, the person who is Blubber, is really nice. People were making fun of her because she is chubby, which I think is unfair. I also like Jill who was trying to be part of the cool people club. I like her because she was not trying to be a bully to Linda. I do not like Wendy because she was the worst of the bullies. She was cruel to Linda. Wendy was even cruel enough to pull down her pants in front of the whole class. My favorite part of the book is when Jill decided that she was going to be Linda’s friend!
In your books, I don’t think that I would change anything. Your books just bring me to delight when I am reading them. I think that the best part about your books is that you always have a lesson in them, followed by a happy message or something that's a little more serious. I think the message you gave in Blubber is the best: you can not always do what you want. Sometimes you have to do what is right. I think Blubber is my favorite book, and I think that it will stay that way!
I just have three questions I would like to ask. Does writing give you a lot of stress? My second question is are you lonely in the room when you write by yourself? My third question is how do you get inspired for your books?
I just want to thank you for all you've done, for bringing kids joy by reading your books! Because of you, I know I have not been bullied because I know the definition of bullying. I also know it's not right to bully someone else.
If you could, could you write back? I would love hearing from such a famous author.
Your biggest fan,
I really love your books! They always make me smile!
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS
My class is reading the book Tails of a Fourth grade nothing.
I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! BUT I CAN NOT FIND THE MOIVE FOR ARE YOU THERE GOD IT'S ME MARGRET PLEASE HELP? P.S. IS IT EAVAN A MOVIE TO IT
i forgot my book at school and i have to do a book report on it this weekend and i have one thing to ask you how did there cat get their name/
hi judy blum me and my friend Briley loves your books.
love you Gabrielle and Briley
We read your novels in our fourth grade room. Due to censorship, our district now blocks sites like youtube... meaning I can no longer access the tv episdoes of Tales. Where might I be able to purchase a DVD of the episodes?? THANK YOU!!
Dear Judy Blume I love your book Forever. There is so much i can realate to on it
I read your books when I was younger and I loved them! You are such an inspiration to young readers! Keep doing what you're doing Ms. Blume!
how do u get ispiraton for your books
Billy and Kelly
Just got finished reading "Super Fudge". We loved it and laughed so much ! We especially loved Fudge and rat face!
Can't wait to read all of your books. Thank you!!!!
I LOVE YOUR BOOK DPOBLE FUDGE IT IS AWSOME
hi thanks for responding i love all your books and you are one of the only authors i like <3
Dear Judy B.,
You are my favorite author your books are funny and entertaining.I wanted to know how you make you books so funny. Also, I was hopping you could respond or Skype with my class and teacher.
Hi my name is avalon, Im doing a author research project and I choosed you! I love the fudge seires, and i love the book are you there god, its me Margret. I would like to learn stuff about you and some of your quoets. Inned all this stuff soon so please email me back when you can thxs
Hi I'm Mackenzie Johnson and I'm from DC Everest Middle School. We are doing a author research paper and I choose you as mine. I was wondering were did you get your inspiration to start writing. I was also wondering what is your advice to other authors or people just starting writing. Please get back to me as soon as possible.
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I go to school at Buckley Country Day School in New York and my English class is going to grow beans with our favorite author's word on it. Once we get that information, we will send the word to a bean company. The bean company will then engrave the word in the bean. We will care for our beans and then they will grow. When the flowers sprout, the word will appear on the flower! Then, we will send our favorite authors the picture of the flower, to honor them.
Since you are my favorite author, I would be honored if you could tell me your favorite word and why it is your favorite. Also, if you have a favorite seed or flower, it would be greatly appreciated if you send the name or the seed to us. We would plant the seed or flower in your name. This project is very important to me, so if you would be so kind as to answer me back at email@example.com. My friend Julia will also be contacting you from your email. Thank you for your time and for your stories! Please write back!
P.S. Here is the link to the magic bean company who will make your seed: http://livelovebean.com.au/magic-bean-shop/believe-achieve-magic-bean/
I just wanted to write to you to tell you how much your new book, In the Unlikely Event has perfectly portrayed the events that happened in the 1950s. My grandfather, Thomas Pagoulatos was one of your HS teachers in Elizabeth, NJ and he still speaks fondly of you. The AA Flight 6780 crash on January 22, 1952 that flew into the house at the intersection of Williamson and South Streets was the house of my great grandparents and my grandfather Tom Pagoulatos' parents.
My grandfather has read the book and really enjoyed it, he is doing quite well, still residing in New Jersey.
Hi , I was wondering if you ever thought of doing a book about a child who's Mother and Father who are separated and the heart-ship and toll that the child go's though spending one week with the Mom the next week with his dad them not getting along. My nephew Mark is one of them kids and I have been looking for a book for him he has been reading your books as I did at his age. I think it would help him and many others
Hi Judy! I've been reading the Fudge books since i was 10 and just discovered Summer Sisters and fell in love instantly. I'm kinda bummed there isn't a sequel or more to the story. Maybe involving Caitlin's disappearance explained or Vix's kid(s) growing up? I don't know anything really, I just really enjoyed the book and I'm going to read Smart Women next! Thank you for being such an awesome writer!
how do you think of ideas?
As A young reader/aka Junior High my friend and I read all your books... Forever was one of our favorites.
That age is so awkward Just wanted you to know there are many a young at heart girl out there that you helped get through Teen struggles... Margaret
the book are you their god its me margret was just the best bookk ever!!!you are an ENCREDABLE pereson sorry im not that good at tipeing i dont have auto correct
I was just talking to a friend (a non-reader) about books written for children after they finished with "children's books." We talked about how children's books as well as those for the middle years and YA have expanded so much in the past decade or so.
She said she lost interest in reading because there weren't any books that were relevant to her. I asked if she had read any of your books and she didn't think she had (damn!).
As we talked, I realized how at least two of your books have stayed with me -- "Are you there God? It's me Margaret" and even more so "Tiger Eyes." The kind of books that my mind has flitted to randomly and frequently over the years since I (apparently) grew up.
I wanted to thank you, for writing stories about subjects that were relevant to me and characters that I could empathize with.
It's not a small thing, to write stories, characters or scenes that stay with people for decades.
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