Growing up with Judy BlumeJennifer O' Connell, Editor of Everything I needed to know about being a girl, I learned from Judy Blume (Pocket Books) wonders "if Judy Blume really knows how many girls' lives she affected and how her books made a grown woman feel like she'd been a normal girl all along". Judy Blume is known for her young adult, poignant coming-of -age stories, that centered around teen puberty, sex education and other controversial matters like masturbation, divorce, bullying and teen sex. Her most popular novels having been released in the early 70's were so controversial in content (to some) were even banned! (Forever). For teen girls in the 70's, Judy Blume was their sex education teacher. Anyone who owned a Judy Blume book became part of a 'secret girls' club who hid their Blume books under bed mattresses, in wardrobes or high school lockers, it was the 'girl' version of Playboy but only visual in word description.
The beauty of Judy Blume is that no matter what age you read her books she gives you the comfort of relateing and recollecting some of the most delicate and life-altering moments in young womans life....Thank you Judy Blume....just for being there.