I learned so much from Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, it was practically a textbook for my early on-set puberty. I didn’t have the “talk” with my mom. I read the book, and when puberty hit I knew what was happening to me. Judy Blume was there every step of the way of my adolescence. I put off getting my first bra until grade 5 because I was certain I would get teased like one of the characters in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. So when another Judy Blume novel crossed my path I eagerly read it. But one word confused me. “Mom, what’s a virgin?”, and she replied “What are you reading?” Hmmm, maybe 11 was too young to read Forever.
It was about Katherine, and her relationship with her boyfriend and they had s-e-x. And I gave it a solid 4 out 4 stars. I like how two books later on my list was a compilation of Charlie Brown cartoons.
I wonder if the 50 Shades popularity hit the tweens and young teens with 12 year olds sneaking their mom’s copies? I haven’t read this series, but I would like to start a re-read list. Forever and of course Wifey would be top of the list! Judy Blume has a new adult novel coming out June 2 http://judyblume.com/news.php. AND OH MY GOD I just read she is coming to Toronto to read from it!! Sorry, I’d write more but I must, I must, get tickets to this reading.