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I love all your books! The very first book I read of yours was Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing! When my daughter was in 4th grade, I gave the book to her and she loved it just as much as I did. Thank you so much for writing such wonderful books as this one!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you. I wrote you when you were first diagnosed with breast cancer. I was diagnosed initially at 34 and had a recurrence 10 years later. I have been getting treatments for metastatic breast cancer for 18 months now and am stable although I've had a little progression. Hope all is well with you and wish you the best with Tiger Eyes the movie. I've read (and reread) all of your books and just love them and you. Hope all is well and wish you continued success and good health!! Sincerely, Lisa
I have read and reread all of your "children's" books my whole life. I am excited for a few years in the future when I can share my copies, old as they may be, with my now 4 year old daughter. Thank you for adding to my amazing childhood.
I have kept my original tatter and torn copy of Tiger Eyes that Ive had since I was 10 years old because it was my favorite. I am sure I could quote you lines to this day. Thank you for all of the wonderful stories. Great memories from my childhood! Although I was always hoping for a Tiger Eyes follow up.
Just wanted to say Thank you! for writing such thoughtful and meaningful books that were the background to my childhood. I remember reading Tiger Eyes as a teenager and thinking that maybe I did not have it so bad, my folks divorced but both my parents were still alive. That book made a tough time in my life a little easier. Thank you!
Hey Judy I love your books! I am reading Superfudge so far it is AWESOME!
Hello Judy and/or Judy's assistant ,
I just read that "Tiger Eyes" has been made into a movie. Congrats! I read this book at the age of 12 or so and it resonated with me then although I couldn't exactly relate. At age 30, I was with my fiance when he passed away in a similar manner to Davey's father. I found it incredibly difficult to find solace in most grief books. I stumbled across "Tiger Eyes" at a bookstore and re-read it, from my new perspective. I can't even begin to express how that book touched me and even comforted me. I apologize for this lengthy message, but as a longtime fan I felt that you should know (even for the millionth time) the impact you have made. Thank you for your work and I am so looking forward to seeing the movie!
Judy! That's great news about Tiger Eyes coming to the big screen finally! I think we have all been holding our breath and now it's here and it's not just a rumor. It's really here. I bought your books for my children. You're absolutely wonderful! Just today I read about the passing of Esther Williams. My first thought was about Sally J. Freedman and how broken she must have been hearing the news. What I am trying to say is each and every one of your books has a character that we can all identify with and ficticious character's become real people with real feelings. That's how write. You make us believe. You're amazing judy Blume! Please don't ever stop writing.
Hi Ms. Blume! I have read "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret", and I truly, truly enjoyed it, even if it was over 20 years ago! I will now purchase your adult books, and I know that I will find these quite enjoyable, as I found the wonderful book that I read as a child. My little girl is way more of a reader than I was at her age of 11, and she has read ALL of your books! Keep up the great work as an author! You ROCK!
I read your books as a child and then as a young adult. Your gift for telling a story is one of the great memories I have from my childhood.
Every year - I pull out my favorite read "Summer Sister" have your son adapt this to the big screen.
To Judy I love your books and I have sent you a letter hope you receive it
Our 3rd Grade Class just finished reading "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great" and we loved it. We are your friends from New Milford, New Jersey at Berkley Street Elementary.
Keep on writing
Hi Judy Blume,
I absolutely love your book 'Just as long as we're together.' I can relate to some of it and I can't wait to read many more of your other books for my age!
Hi Judy. I'm back. Again, your Judy's says is so true for "Letters to Judy". And Again, I thought no adult could understand kids this way. You are truly incredible Judy! Your simply marvelous!
I love you!
I think you should have a book finder section on your website. People can put there ages and genders in, and up comes a matching book!
I have never written a review of any kind but your books have been such an important part of my life, from "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" to "Forever" to "Summer Sisters". I have never read anything of yours that I didn't love and identify with. I'm tearing up writing this because I'm remembering specific lines from all the books I've loved since I was a little girl. I'm looking forward to seeing "Tiger Eyes". Continued success and blessings.
Dear judy blume,your books opend me up.They heiped me with my ''girly'' problems.Could you wright another book like forever please.I am only 11 and i finished it in 2 days.People say iim very mature when should i read forever?And by the way these books reninde me of me.
I recently have read forever..., and it's a great book with a good moral. But am I too young to be reading this? I am in middle school.
A lot of girls like, "Are you there God It's me Margret". I'm looking for an other book similar to that subject. I no you are busy, but if you need an idea, please write another book with that topic!
I ready many of your books as a child,they were my favorite to read! My mother was a librarian and would go to theAmerican Library Asscoiation summer conferences and she brought me a couple of books back that you had autiographed at the convention! I was absolutely ecstatic! Thanks for the wonderful books that you have written!!! Buffy
A big Fan
I just read your 'Judy says' on Blubber. I never thought an adult would understand kids like that. When I first got that book it was because I had a gift card to a local bookstore. I already read fudge at the time, and my mom didn't even look at, but let me get it! I was in second grade. A couple of nights later, we read a chapter at a time every night. That is until, we got to the part about apparently "un-nice words", bad words about Mrs. Minish, in the bathroom. Then, my mom took the book away from me, until I begged here this year, in fourth grade, to read it, alone. She agreed. I am so glad she let me have it back. Now me and my friends are reading all of your middle grade books, and discuss them. We just read, "are you there God?" That was so helpful Judy! YOU answered so many questions!
Thank you for recently telling your story of cancer survival - I especially appreciate your discussing your hysterectomy due to cervical cancer. So many openly support the fight against breast cancer, from pro athletes proudly wearing pink on game day to Hollywood's elite openly discussing their surgeries, but rarely do you hear anything about cervical cancer, which makes the disease that much scarier for those diagnosed. I have recently been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in situ, and have a hysterectomy scheduled for 6/19. Hearing that you have been happy and healthy for 17 years after your procedure gives me hope that I will be able to watch my now 5 year old daughter and 9 month old son grow up . . . .and have the opportunity to share with them those wonderful stories you wrote that I cherished in my childhood. Thank you!
Judy, I've known your books as a reader, as a children's librarian and a teacher.
I read "Are You There God..." when I was 12. I read "Forever" when I was in high school. I re-read it again a couple months ago. Wow! You nail that first love experience! I read most of your other books in between, but these were pivotal.
What I love about your writing is your ability to capture dialogue. You nail it, every time!
What resonates with me now is that your books are, were, and will be current.
As a reader, former librarian and teacher, thank you. Thank you for (in my teen years) bringing "taboo" subjects into the mainstream. Thank you for writing books that kids WANT TO READ! With all the distractions around, opening a book is a hard sell. Your writings make it easier to "push" a book.
Thank you, Judy Blume, for being a major force in my life.
I'm certain you receive many emails, messages, etc. of this nature. I can only hope that you know what an impact you had on this geeky weird kid who read all the time. I'm 51, so I am in awe of the mark you impressed on me as a young reader. Thank you, Judy Blume!
Hi Judy! Huge fan - your books defined my adolescence. I just want to say thank you for helping me, and millions of other puberty-stricken teens, feel a little more at ease with their lives. My five book box set is barely held together at the binding, but I still love those books. I have passed my excitement for your writing onto my daughters and I hope they will pass it onto their children one day as well. Thanks again!!
Thank you for making reading an important part of my life.
I thought I'd forgotten all about Petah, Fudge, Margaret, and co until I googled you tonight.
It brought back so many happy memories, reminded me of the safe place your books provided for me.
It's astonishing to think that you are still inspiring kids like me.
I am loving Are You there God? Its me Margaret.
Greetings Judy Blume,
I love your Fudge series so much! You are an amazing author. I write, too!!! Could you please write another Fudge book to end the series? If you need any help, I can help you! I adore Fudge he is so funny! When I can't sleep I read your books till my eyes burn!!! Your books also, relax me so much! Keep on writing!!!
Hello Mrs. Blume,
I know this isn't the best question ever but have you ever tried Precious Redwine's (Sally's cleaning lady in Starring Sally J Freeman as Herself)ironing trick?
Also what ages do you think the books Forever and Are you there God it's Me, Margaret?
i love your books
Hi, Judy Blume!!! I think you are very awesome, Your books are very interesting and funny!
hi Judy , I just want to thank you for all the hilarious books you have written keep on shning! ps pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease write another fudge book fudge is sooooooooooooo funny
Hey loved Summer Sisters . Lots of twist
Always supporting all those who expose this massive problem of "Bullying" in all our communities, from all your friends at http://www.tomthumb.info/ Thank you.
My name is Robin Adelson and I am a special education teacher at PS 197 in Brooklyn, New York. I am writing to thank you for helping to bring a love of reading to my class of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders! That is not easy when television, computers and video games are so popular. We love your books so much that we are having a Judy Blume day in our class, complete with a cake, imprinted t-shirts and a song.
Thanks so much!
It's me, Riwoo. I am now thinking of buying the book Forever. I seems to me as if I am drawn by a force to buy all of your books, becuz at first dad bought me Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret book, then I read a small part of Deenie at the back of the Margaret-book and dad bought that book for me too, then I wanted to read Tiger Eyes, and now I want to read the book Forever!!!
Love, Riwoo ;D :l
You are an amazingly awesome author. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.
hi at school i am reading a book of yours called sheila the great it is really good so far so good
Hi Judy. I'm an educator, children's and curriculum writer who saw "Tiger Eyes" last night at JCC and was bowled over!! My sons were force fed your books even though they would've rather played baseball 24/7. My son ZJ, now 29, is autistic and "LD," especially loved and felt kinship with "Superfudge." My son Ezra, 32, is a school psychologist who loved your characters.
As for last night's perfect timing--I run the Jewish Children's Book Club for the JCC's "Jewish Journey Project" for kids. Books we choose have some Jewish content or characters. I will recommend "Tiger Eyes." Though we don't meet again til Sept., members can read over the summer. My students (grades 4/5 and 6/7) write reviews, responses and their own stories based on themes we explore. Your description of the writing process, characters first, plots follow them, was personally inspiring.
Here's what I loved about the film/story: the native American elements and themes I surmised about community, lineage, tradition, etc. The timeless characters who never became stereotypical. The absence of vampires, werewolves, and hi-tech devices. The stunning use of setting without too many words, from tacky, tawdry Atlantic City to the caves and secrets of Los Alamos. The kind of creepy acting adults who Davey astutely observes. The internal life of Davey as she grows up and confronts the dark realities of her life.
May timeless coming of age stories like "Tiger Eyes" prevail, with true characters and emotion that transcend niche marketing trends. Thanks so much to you and Lawrence for the awesome premiere. Good Luck!
Dear Ms. Blume,
When I was young (far too young for me to admit), the first book by you that I read was "Forever". I remember that it was beautiful, and amazing, that I fell in love with your writing style. From that age, it taught me that books could be written, published even, that dealt with adult themes, and they weren't burned. When I read "Summer Sisters" and "Just as Long as We're Together", I knew that an author could write different genres, different audiences, and not be thrown to the wolves. Your books helped inspire me to write all of my ideas without care to the critics.
You're amazing. Thank you
Dear Judy, I love your books. I especially love FRECKLE JUICE. You are an marvelous storyteller. Do you teach children writing? Shania
( Mr ) Dana,
I have been a fan and supporter of yours for years.
I read recently that you are a "Passionate Tap
Enthusiast". So am I. At my restaurant in Montclair
NJ, on my birthday, June 13th, at 7:00 PM
there will be a performance of an amazing
Tap Dancer called Maurice Chestnut, a 28 year
old virtuoso from Newark, NJ. I am inviting you to
attend this performance. I can guarantee you that
you have never seen anyone do what this young man
does with his tap shoes!
While doing the project on you and reading about you and your books I thought of a great idea for another Fudge book. How about Peter has a crush on a new girl in school (named after me) and instead she likes Jimmy, so then Peter and Jimmy get into a fight. Meanwhile Sheila's big sister gets the worst job ever. Also Peter finds out that the only reason Sheila messes with him is because she likes him. So that's what I've been thinking about so far. I hope you like it and write another Fudge book.
Judy I adore all your fudge books I even have the whole collection I love you as an author so much I'm doing a project on you well all I can say is that I'm nuts for Fudge and need more
Judy! I remember in 4th Grade i was introduced to your book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - and it just spiraled from there! What a fantastic, imaginative mind. I thank you profusely and from the bottom of my heart for all the books that kept me reading and reading during my primary school days and even young high school days. I am only now collecting your books for my 8 and a half year old to start reading. I am sure he will love them as much as i did, if not more! Thank you - much love from Australia
Can you add the hatcher family tree so i can do research on it?
I'm a fourth grade teacher and love "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" my class is reading it now!
Im your biggest fan ever!!!
I love your books! If i could, I would read your books all day! I wish I could meet you in person! If possible could you go to my school at June 14 2013 at 12:48 to meet me? Im in class xxx. My school is xxxxx. I hope i meet you!!!
If you do come, thank you so much!
I love your book Blubber!Its a great story!I want to read it every month.Im sure that it is the best book i will ever read in my whole life! You are a great author Judy Blume! So I just have to say thank you!!
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