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Hometown: Austintown - Posted May 14, 2016 11:32 am
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Jazmine

How many reviews did the book "Forever" get and what are the reviews and who are they from?
I think your a amazing writer I have read almost all of your books. You have inspired me to write books too. Just thank you Mrs.Blume for being such a amazing writer. I am a very big fan of yours. I have always wanted to meet you in person but I never have a chance to, so I say to you: Thank you and I love your books so very much.

Hometown: coquitlam - Posted May 13, 2016 6:49 pm
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Deniel

Dear Judy Blume

I have just finished reading your 5th Fudge book : Fudge-a-mania, it was amazing!!!
In fact I liked it so much, I insist you write a 6th book and so on. Im a BIG fan of the Fudge books. I think its funny of Peter named his dog Turtle, And FudgeÖis a real
Fudge-a-maniac! Keep on writing, hope you think on my idea.


Sincerely
Deniel R



P.S. Please make a 6th book. Pretty please with fudge on top.

Hometown: Hallsville - Posted May 12, 2016 1:41 pm
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Peyton

what inspired you to right tales of a fourth grade nothing. ho is your favorite author. what is your favorite book and why. what was your child life like. how in inspired you to be an author.

Hometown: Middletown, NJ - Posted May 12, 2016 12:33 pm
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Leslie

I seldom read fiction, but the topic of your book 'Unlikely....' interested me as a person raised in NJ. I never knew about the tragedies. The book was SO interesting. Thanks for telling the story.

Hometown: Qatar via Glasgow, Scotland. - Posted May 12, 2016 8:41 am
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Sandra M

Hi Judy, just re-discovered your books at the grand old age of 47! The first one I read was 'Are you there God, it's me Margaret' I was 10, it had such a profound effect on not only my life, but also on my friends, as we grew up in Glasgow, we passed around your many books, we grew with every book, and became young women alongside them. I often wanted to go back to those early days and read them for the first time again. The years passed by, life got in the way, as it does. Now I am a lady of leisure, living in the Middle East with my husband, proud owner of a Kindle, able to devour books once more with the vigour I had in those early days. Nothing like the smell of a book though.
Anyway just wanted to thank you for your books and how they were an integral part of my growing up, how they helped me through things I couldn't talk to my own mum about.
Hope you are well.
Thank you so much. Sandra xx

Hometown: lubbock - Posted May 11, 2016 3:37 pm
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gabby

Dear Judy I have always loved your books and now have the privilege to do a research project over you i cant find some information on you though please tell me
What kind of jobs did you have in your life?
What interesting experiences did you have?
Do you do any charitable work?

Hometown: columbus - Posted May 9, 2016 9:28 pm
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Abigail

Dear Judy bloom,
My name is Abigail, I am 13 years old. Ever since 2nd grade when my mom bought a recording of the fourth grade nothing, I have been listening to the series ever since and I just love the story! I can aucally connect to the story very well, I have a turtle, an annoying sibling that rewinds everything, and most importantly I love fudge the character and the food!!!
I am now in 7th grade and have been listening to your books for 6 years I could repeat the whole series back to you if you would like
I heard you had a fan email from my friend Shannon who wrote a letter to you a few months ago and have wanted to write to you ever since
Thanks,
Abigail G

Hometown: beaurdesert - Posted May 6, 2016 3:33 am
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Issy

Thankyou for being a aurther i love your books

Hometown: beaurdesert - Posted May 6, 2016 3:32 am
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Issy

Hi your storys a wonderful i read them every single day thankyou so much for writing these storys u are my favourite aurther p.s your awesome

Hometown: Honolulu - Posted May 5, 2016 7:23 pm
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Marsha

Aloha Ka Kou,

My name is Kainoa. Iím 8 years old and I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. Iím in the third grade. My favorite book is Super Fudge. You are my favorite author. May I ask you some questions? What inspired you to write the Fudge series? What was your favorite activity when you were in third grade? Whatís your favorite activity now besides writing books? I can be reached at my teacher's email, mshimek@hanahauoli.org. Thank you.

Mahalo,
Kainoa K

Hometown: Miami Florida - Posted May 5, 2016 10:22 am
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Hamzah

Hi this is Hamzah I am a big fan of your books I would like to ask you about 15 questions if that is OK with you. Questions. What was your childhood like? Were you happy? Did you have a difficult upbringing? Who were you closest to? Did anyone make a significant impact on you during your childhood? What were some important things that happened in your younger years? When did you get interested in writing? What were your inspirations? What were your adult years like? What are some of your major accomplishments that are professionally? What are your future plans? And finally did you win any awards? If you could send me your request by 5/6/16 it would be much appreciated and thank you a lot if you answer this email it would make me CRAZY happy for my Biography on you.




P.S. you are my favorite AUTHOR EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hometown: Renton - Posted May 5, 2016 12:19 am

Kat

After obtaining my teaching certificate in 1980, I was a substitute teacher for about a year. Whenever I was assigned to an elementary school classroom I carried in my bag of tricks "Freckle Juice." When things got tough or I needed to capture attention - I'd pull out your book and soon had the the attention needed. I would stop reading with the promise of continuing after they finished the required class work. Never failed. Fast forward a few decades and I'm subbing again - and yes, "Freckle Juice" is still in my bag of tricks. Thanks.

Hometown: Corpus Christi Texas - Posted May 4, 2016 6:22 pm
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Abby

Ms. Blume,
You are a great author,
If you could please write another book like the previous books, Are you there god? It's me Margret. And Deenie, and Just as long as we're together. You are my favorite author. Thanks for choosing to do what you do.

Yours,
Abby PS Please recommend me some of your books.

Hometown: Evansville - Posted May 4, 2016 2:28 pm
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Billy

Dear Ms. Blume,
Hi I read an article today where you said ""I'm done with long novels. This book ('Unlikely Event') took five years and I am 78, so it's a good one to go out on. But I'm not saying I won't do something smaller, shorter, that doesn't take so long. I have a little idea"

I wanted to ask if the idea that you have is for another fudge book? I Hope it is I would love to read another fudge book. Thank you so much.

Billy

Hometown: Miami Florida - Posted May 4, 2016 10:39 am
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Trolax

What was your inspirations I would like to know because I am doing a biography on you and I will send it to you when it is done hope you read this email and thank you

Hometown: Staten Island NY 10301 - Posted May 3, 2016 7:38 pm
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Maria

As a board member of the Staten Island Reading Association, I would be thrilled if we could be fortunate enough to have Ms. Blume for our Annual Author's dinner. Please respond favorably. I have my fingers crossed.

Hometown: Chester, Pa. - Posted May 3, 2016 4:24 pm
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Vernee'

Hello there Ms. Judy Blume. How are you? Well, I must say it has been several years since I last picked up one of your books. However, I never forgot you or them. The last one I recall reading was probably one of your most famous: Are "You There God? Its Me Again Margaret." I remember this book all to well. I especially remember reading the scene where Margaret and her friends were having a sleep over. They were all gathered together and began talking about their breast and wanting to wear bras. So then begins the crazy exercise, chant, "We must, we must, we must increase breast!" Hilarious. Then the boys walk past the room down the hall and began mimicking the girls.
This book Ms. Blume, was the very thing that made me more inquisitive about puberty and and a woman's changing body. I as a hound lady at that time had no idea what a "period" was. I went to ask my mom about and she, being old school refused to discuss it at that time. It wasn't until years later well into adult good I can look back and finally make the connection.
Also,s. Blumenthal I want to say thank you for your inspiration and entertainment over the years. I as a child rarely went outside to play whenever I had one of your books in my hand. I was consumed with living in the book and placing myself right there with Margaret. Ms. Blume you wouldn't believe I would become so engrossed in your books I literally couldn't hear my own mother talking to me. To this day she talks about how she I would scream on the top of her lungs to come and do the dishes. However, I couldn't hear her as I was upstairs in my room or somewhere behind a locked door locked reading! It became so bad Ms. Blume, that my mother took me to get my hearing tested because she thought something was seriously wrong! However, the doctor said I was perfectly find and could hear great! To be swept away like that into a world authors create is amazing! I can only hope to write like that someday.

Now that I am studying to become a teacher, I can't stress enough how important it is for children to read and be read to. It's sad how in today's society lots of children aren't ready to or don't enjoy reading. I just think it's because they haven't found the right book for them yet! However, I am so glad I have found the right books for me years ago. Your name and works are at the top of the list.
Thank you Judy Blume so much for taking so much time and energy to ensure that kids like me always had an escape from a boring, humdrum of a childhood.
Glad to see you writing again. Will start reading your books soon. Take care!

Hometown: Atlanta GA - Posted May 3, 2016 3:51 pm
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Wende

Having just finished and loved reading "Unlikely",
I have to share a real "QUIRK". You story begins in Dec. 1951....THE MONTH I MET MY HUSBAND
and ended in Feb.1987....THE MONTH HE DIED. and I was born and married in New Jersey.
The songs.....the TV shows....Paper Mill....etc.
It was like living that life again. Thanks so much

Hometown: Lancaster, PA - Posted May 3, 2016 1:16 pm
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April

Hi Judy, just wanted to let you know that I just finished In the Unlikely Event and I absolutely loved it. How about a sequel??!! Thanks for the great read.

Hometown: Hayward, WI - Posted May 3, 2016 12:37 pm
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Fran

I just finished your Summer Sisters and wanted to tell you that I had read a book remarkably similar a few weeks ago. Your book was published first, but Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane from 2008 has a plot line very close: two girls growing up together, some dysfunctional families, one ends up marrying the other's boyfriend, one travels alot, one dies at the end. There's even a chapter titled Dancing Queen. Nothing prose-wise is lifted, and I know books can have similar plots, but I thought you might want to know. I'm a retired English teacher, and my students always loved your books! Fran

Posted May 2, 2016 7:07 pm

Ramona

hi i just wanted to tell you that i love the book fudge a mania and i am doing a book report on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hometown: reynoldsburg - Posted May 2, 2016 4:00 pm
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mahalet

hi I am your biggest fan can you please write another fudge book please please please!at school we where doing a report about your favorite author and I did it about you I would pay

Hometown: Athens,AL - Posted April 30, 2016 6:29 pm
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Rowe

Dear, Judy Blume
Hi my name is Rowe, I love your Fudge books. I read all of them this week. I think you should make more.

Hometown: Reseda CA - Posted April 30, 2016 12:47 am

Briena

My class loves reading your fudge books and we read it every day after lunch.I love them so much that it inspires me and I might write stories some day when I get older. My friends loved writing stories and reading ever since they heard your book for the first time.😃

Hometown: Honolulu - Posted April 29, 2016 7:53 pm
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Marsha

Dear Judy Blume,

My name is Kanalu and I am 8 years old. I am in Mrs. Shimek's class and I go to Hanahauoli School in Makiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. We are doing an author study and I picked you!
You are a great author and i love your books like Super Fudge,
Fudge a Mania and Double Fudge. I hope you will write more books
because your books are really cool. MY favorite book is Double Fudge because I really understand it a lot.

Aloha,
Kanalu

Hometown: Wheaton, Mo - Posted April 26, 2016 1:19 pm
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Mrs. Hayslip's RTI Group

Dear Ms. Blume,
We love your book Superfudge! Our favorite and funniest part was when Fudge said, "M-a-i-n-e spells Maine, F-u-d-g-e spells Fudgie, and P-e-t-e-r spells Pee-tah and B-E-E-R spells Whiskey! We laughed so hard at this part and told our other classmates about it. We a have couple of questions for you. Why did you make Fudgie so rotten? Was there really worms in the worm cookies? How did you come up with this amazing book? Last but not least, How did you come up with what Uncle Feather said? Please email us back. We will be excited to hear from you.

Mrs. Hayslip's Literature Circle

Hometown: Houston - Posted April 24, 2016 4:12 pm
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Brandy V

Howdy,
I am currently a college student working on a group project blog over you, Mrs.Blume. I was wondering if we could get a personal message or anything in that sense to put on our blog for our presentation!
On a more personal note I am very fond of your books. As a young teenager I read a couple of your novels and they helped me learn a couple of things.
Thank you so much!

Hometown: Oakland - Posted April 23, 2016 7:41 pm
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Marian The Librarian

I call myself a 'writer' because I love the process more than anything in my life. I was going through some files today and found a page I had torn out and saved from a W/D's, NEW FAMILY, 6/28/88, page 140, by Bill Wylie. In large red letters it said at the top of the page, "A Conversation with JUDY BLUME . I hadn't read it in years. So many similarities between us. The main one being 3 children so close in age, 27, 22 and 20 (mine at the time). I managed to stop on my second marriage, however. I read that article again today ( 4/23/16) and, again, enjoyed every moment of it. Now I'm writing again, telling the tragic, amazing and triumphant story of my captivating childhood - from devastation to rising above the fray. I have dined with a queen and with some major stars (Liz Taylor) and traveled the world. Now it's time to finish what I started. Just wanted to say 'Thanks' for the new found
inspiration. And, congrats' on your amazing success.
With warm regards, Marian

Hometown: NOBLESVILLE - Posted April 23, 2016 1:10 pm

MH

In The Unlikely Event uses "hope to god" and "for god's sake." Is there something wrong with using Capital G God?

Hometown: Nanaimo B.C. - Posted April 23, 2016 12:17 pm
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Sarah (Vincent)

I just introduced my 8 year old to your books ( Fudge-a-mania, Double Fudge) and he is over the moon! He wanted me to tell you that he loves your books and he can't stop laughing! 💕💕

Hometown: Mount Hope - Posted April 23, 2016 10:09 am
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Kaitlynn

Hi Judy Blume its Kaitlynn I was just emailing you about your book are you there God? It's me, Margaret. In chapter 17 page 125 there is a writing mistake in the god message it's says "I'll never he able to trust her again" line 3 and for and the message should say "I will never be able to trust her again"
Thanks for your time Judy Blume
Please email me back

Hometown: Easton, Pennsylvania - Posted April 21, 2016 11:25 am
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Stephanie Supinski

Dear Judy, I just finished reading, In the Unlikely Event and LOVED IT!!! This book is our book club selection for this coming September. Our library has an adult book group that has met monthly for the last 15 years. I am anxious to discuss this book with the members. As I read the book, I thought of 9/11 and the effects that terror caused to people of all ages. Our family personally lost our 27 year old niece that day. The trauma and 'I remember what I was doing when I heard' will always be in the backs of our minds.
Thank you for sharing this incredible story. I will highly recommend your book to the patrons in our library.
Best of luck in all your writing endeavors.
Stephanie Supinski, Branch Manager of the Palmer Library, 1 Weller Place, Easton, PA 18045.

Hometown: mt plesant MI - Posted April 20, 2016 5:40 pm
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Eliza

Hi im a huge fan!!! I love Fudge and Sheila!!! I think your the best writer ever!!!!

Hometown: mt pleasant - Posted April 20, 2016 4:38 pm
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Wiza

Hi im a fan

Hometown: coral springs fl - Posted April 19, 2016 8:01 am
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marilyn t

Beverly and Marilyn mother and daughter enjoyed reading your book in the unlikely event Marilyn

Hometown: Elizabeth NJ - Posted April 17, 2016 5:25 pm
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Lois

Hi Judy. I lived at 19 Pingry Place in Elizabeth. One of my first memories is being awakened in the middle of the night and my father taking movies of an airplane that crashed into the net apartment building. I chose your book for my turn at book club can't wait to read it. I just found that movie and I'm having it made into a dvd. I thought you might be interested. In the meantime thanks for so many meaningful books.

Hometown: Chicago - Posted April 15, 2016 11:03 am
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xoxoCharlene

Good Morning, Mrs. Blume
Today as I was sending an extended text to my husband while he works.. I was typing something with 'just' and somehow Judy popped up. IMMEDIATELY a eureka fell back to your books, me and my bff use to have reading contests on who finished the most! I had to be between 4th and 6th grade. I loved your books now I'm definitely going to read your older titles such as, "Wifey" and "Smart Women" and the most latest as well.
I'm a natural born writer, I just never started writing. There's this one book and title I've had my on my heart for years, I've named chapters and everything but it's not quite ready. And I am I no hurry to rush it, but looking you up this fine morning truly brought me to a special place.
Reading about your cause as far as being honest. Your fight against censorship and the freedom to read is so admirable and I want to follow in your footsteps. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT.. you support intellectual freedom.

Thank You so much!
If you have any pointers please Email me.

Warm Regards,
XoxoCharlene

^p.s. Do you think love Charlene is catchy? It's my middle name..

Hometown: Lompoc - Posted April 15, 2016 9:44 am
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Lucas

Hi Judy! My names Lucas and I wanted to share with you something; I was only twelve years old when I had heard you wrote adult novels also. The first adult novel I discovered was 'Wifey' When my mom was a little girl, she read alot of your books as a kid. Funny story; My grandmother (who is my mother's mother) bought her the book 'Wifey' in the eighties when my mother was very young because my grandmother didn't bother to see that it said 'An adult novel' on the cover and she just assumed it was a kids book because it was by "a kids author". Curious, I went to my mother and asked her about the book. Note that I was twelve years old at the time and she said "No! You may not read that book." Of course kids are going to break the rules, so I haven't read it yet, but I skimmed through some pages and my first thought was "Wow!" Not a bad wow, but a wow as in "I want to write adult novels like Judy Blume one day." The first adult novel I read by you was titled "Smart Women" and the adult novel I am currently reading now by you is "Summer sisters" and before you wonder, yes I am a boy and I read your adult novels that seem to be for a more lady audience, LOL! I plan on being a writer someday, an aspiring journalist. But I find great inspiration in your books, especially your adult novels and I plan on writing a book one day based on your vision!

Thanks for your time,
Lucas

P.S. Here's a writing suggestion; What do you think happens to Sandy from "Wifey"? What do you think she would be like today in this day and age? I'm sure your adult fans would love to read a book about Sandy returning. Maybe she has kids that go to college. Or maybe she regrets what she did in her past. Or maybe she is still the same today. It's up to you! What do you think? Should Sandy return? I'll leave that up to you!

Hometown: Eugene Oregon - Posted April 12, 2016 8:47 pm
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Karen V

I look back as my childhood with fondness because of the hours of enjoyment you gave me with your books. One of the reasons I became such an avid reader was because of them. I recently opened a box that I had brought back from Canada when I visited my parents. Inside was all my treasures....on the bottom was your books. The top one was my favorite all bent and worn, my copy of Are you there God ? It's me Margaret. I cried. The book was what started me attending Bible Studies as a teenager now as an adult I teach them to 4th and 5th graders. I even found my copy of Forever that I thought my Mom had thrown out with a note from her saying she was their to listen if I had any questions with a date from 1985 when I was 17. Priceless memories because of your incredible storytelling. Thank you ! Thank you !

Hometown: Hudson - Posted April 11, 2016 8:19 pm
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Miranda

Hi Judy Blume my name is Miranda and I have a biography fair coming up at my school and I want to do my project on you. I have some questions for you.
1.Can you send me an autographed picture that I can use in my biography?
2.Are you writing a book right now and do you plan on making another book?
3.Do others family members write books?
4.Are you always writing?
I love your books. I've read some of the Pain With The Great One, Super Fudge, Double Fudge, and more of your books they are funny and cool. I hope to hear back!! Thank You.
Miranda

Hometown: Lansing, MI - Posted April 11, 2016 1:47 pm
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Deb

Judy, I can never thank you enough for all the wonderful memories with my children and nephews! I have now been reading them to my grandchildren and buying your books for them. I can't give mine up of course! You are an amazing writer and anyone who reads about Fudge is forever changed! So may laughs... Thank you so very much! Someday I would love to get a signed book and meet you in person!

Hometown: Cleveland, Oh - Posted April 10, 2016 2:47 pm
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Anna

Dear Judy,
I have been an avid reader all my life (starting young with your early books : ) I have never written a book review before, but I just finished In the Unlikely Event and wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. That must have been such a tough subject for you to write on after all these years. I am glad you got to share your story. I was so captivated by the characters, style, and story that I could not put down your book and finished it in less than 24 hours. So don't listen to the haters if you see any reviews that don't sound right. Bravo and thank you again for another classic. Enjoy life, you have made it so much better for so many of use through the gifts of your talent and your novels.

Hometown: Lyndon Center - Posted April 9, 2016 10:39 pm
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Ashley

Are you going to write a sixth book about Fudge and Peter Hatcher?

Hometown: Hudson - Posted April 8, 2016 11:22 pm
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Miranda

Hi Judy Blume my name is Miranda and I have a biography fair coming up at my school and I want to do my project on you. I have some questions for you.
1.Can you send me an autographed picture that I can use in my biography?
2.Are you writing a book right now and do you plan on making another book?
3.Do others family members write books?
4.Are you always writing?
I love your books. I've read some of the Pain With The Great One, Super Fudge, Double Fudge, and more of your books they are funny and cool. I hope to hear back!! Thank You.
Miranda

Hometown: Collinsville - Posted April 7, 2016 8:26 pm
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Natalie

I absolutely love your books! My favorite is Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. I can totally relate to Margaret. Anyways you have inspired me to write my own stories!

Hometown: Michigan - Posted April 5, 2016 9:27 pm
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Adrienne

I just got addicted to your book Forever... Any chance that there is a Forver... Part 2? I cannot stop thinking about what happened to Katherine, Micheal, Theo, Jamie, Artie and Erica. If you haven't thought about writing a sequel I would suggest thinking about it.

Hometown: Seattle, WA - Posted April 4, 2016 3:21 pm
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Bennett

Dear Judy,

Thank you for providing the inspiration for my entry in the Seattle Edible Book Festival:
http://imgur.com/XiT6VYy

The organizers said it brought back some happy memories for them, and said that even as a 37-year-old man it was never too late for me to check out some more of your books! Thank you for all that you've done to brighten the lives of your readers young and old.

Bennett

Hometown: Coral Springs, FL - Posted April 3, 2016 7:27 am
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Bill

Dear Ms. Blume,

I am currently a 2nd Grade Teacher in Florida. Our 2nd grade classes will be reading and doing a book study on you book, Freckle Juice. We are super excited!!! After reading I thought it would be an amazing idea to have our students connect with you via Skype. Please e-mail me and let me know the details and if we can arrange this!

Thank you for your time!

Mr. P

Hometown: Atlanta GA - Posted March 31, 2016 10:04 am
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Marilyn

Dear Judy,

I have been reading your books since I was 8 years old and they have brought me so much joy, companionship and entertainment! My favorite was always Margaret. I must have read her story 40-50 times. She saw me through those years. I still think about her often and, at 51, I wonder what she is thinking now. How does she feel about menopause? Is she still talking to God? Did she ever figure out how she wanted to address spirituality and religion?

Would you ever consider visiting her story again?

Thank you so much for all the wonderful hours of reading!

Marilyn

Hometown: Russell Springs - Posted March 29, 2016 12:31 pm
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Emma

I really love the book Super Fudge so far. I have a lot of your other books too. Is Hamburger Heaven a real place? I have a little brother that is just like Fudge and a little baby cousin that lives with us that is just like Tootie. Thank you for writing such great books!

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