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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!!
Alyssa and dad Steve
We LOVE reading about Fudge. We'd love to re-read the same stories written from Fudge's point of view.
Your books inspire me too read, as a teenager in Junior High I am often encouraged to read. Many times I do the exact opposite though it's NOT due to laziness. I can never seem to find a book that I can relate to nor do they capture my undivided attention. Your books are totally different. I cant seem to put them down. My mother often gets frustrated because when I read your books I go into a whole different dimension and block everything and everyone out. But I continue to beg her to check another book out and she continues to give in.
I am a Guidance Counselor and have been requiring the book Are You There God it's Me Margaret for our fifth grade girls for over 10 years and Then Again Maybe I Won't for the fifth grade boys.
I would love it if you wrote an updated version of the books. Some years my students love the books and other times they aren't able to relate to some of the games, spin the bottle and "I must increase my bust." I enjoy girls discussing the books with their mothers and grandmothers and would continue to require this but would love an updated version.
Hi Mrs. Blume!!! Oh my gosh I love your books! My favorite is Are You There God? It's me, Margaret. It is soooo amazing! I've read it like 10 times! It was one of my mom's favorites when she was a kid. In fact, she was the one that got the book for me! Oh my gosh... I just remembered. I'm doing my project on you! You are just SOOO inspirational! Please write another book soon. PLEASE! Your #1 fan,
P.S. I would be SOOOOOOOOOO greatful if you wrote back! I love you!
Hi Mrs. Blume,
I love all your books, I was prepared for my period because of them. But the I love the most is Deenie. I am facing scoliosis surgery next week and I felt that this book captured the uncertainty
about it. Thanks so much for writing about it! keep up the Good Work!!
Your friend, Cosette
P.S. I would love it if I get a response
cool books judy
Hi Mrs. Blume, I've been reading your books for a long time now (sine the third grade that is) and you are a great writer. Some problems in the book I face in real life. So it's cool to relate. Anyway I'm almost finished reading all your books and reading some of the books make me feel so mature.
Toodles for now
Thank you for all your hard work Mrs. Blume! All of the children I know love your books and love the great Fudge boy! Thank for everything!
I really enjoyed the "Fudge" books. I am wondering if you are planning to write another one that I will enjoy. Please do!!
Hi, I`m your biggest fan! My favorite book is Double Fudge! And I have loved this book since I was about three years old. Because when Peter's brother ate his baby turtle I thought it was hilarious.
I hope you are working on another book and that you reply if you have time.
Hi my name is sophie i cam froom germany but I live in Abuja and I got a project about you I m so happy that I found this webside I hope you can give me some clues about you
I am sure you here this all the time, but I am your biggest fan! I started reading your books when a teacher in third grade suggested I read "superfudge"
After that I read every Judy Blume book in the school library then my local library. Now thatI am an adult I share my love for all your wonderful books. My neice is now six and learning how to read. I thought what would be a better gift then to give her the gift that someone gsve me, the gift of Judy Blume!
thanks for making this web site it helpt me alot on my report i'v always wanted to be a wrighter but i cant spell to well
Dear Judy I rilly like your books your friend Audrey B.
Is there going to be a part two of forever?
I loved that book! But you left it at a cliffhanger. And i want to know if Katherine and Michael get back together.
Hi Mrs. Blume,
My third grade class just finished reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and they really enjoyed it. As a writing assignment they wrote you letters telling you their thoughts and favorite parts of the story. Hopefully you will receive them and perhaps even write back. Thankyou for your awesome stories...kids really love them! Grown-ups do too
Dear Mrs.Blume I have a very important question for you, you see i'm doing a research paper on authors and i picked you, my question is.... did you ever have a favorite author? Respond Very Quickly Please! Jaden.
Hey there! Linda here just heard about you and your
books. You sound wonderful and I can't wait to read your books. God Bless Linda
Mrs. Hofland's Class
Dear Ms. Blume,
We are reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. This book is amazing and really funny. We love your books. We hope we can read more during this year.
Mrs. Hofland's Class
I have been a fan of yours since 1983, when I read my first book. I am still a huge fan and enjoy reading my "childhood friends" whenever I can.
Is there an order in which the Judy Blume books should be read? Fudge, etc.
Hi Mrs Judy!
Is it true your surname is actually Sussman?
PS. I have read Tiger Eyes and I enjoyed the contents and the book cover! It was fun, the way Davey called herself Tiger and Martin called himself Wolf.
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