Judy Blume

Judy Blume is everywhere right now. With her book Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret being turned into a movie, there are articles, a short film on Netflix, and more. I watched the Netflix show and felt surprisingly emotional. She talked about how many letters she’d receive. I recalled that I’d written her and received a form letter/brochure in return with her signature. Reading her letter I’m impressed how open and forthright she was, but that’s how she was in her books as well. I think she was the first author who I truly loved. She put into words many thoughts, concepts, embarrassments that I wouldn’t have uttered out loud even to myself. Her quote above references her young readers asking, ‘But how do you know all our secrets?…” Thank you, Judy Blume for the impact you had on me and so many others.

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