Like most women of a certain age, I totally revere Judy Blume. Thus, I really looked forward to this anthology of essays by women writers, many of whom I already enjoy. Each writes a very personal essay,which she connects in some way to the impact J.B. had on her life, her girlhood, or her writing. Before my comments on the essays, why don’t I share my own J.B. thoughts?
Not surprisingly I was a voracious reader as a kid. I loved Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, Starring Sally J. Freedman Herself, and Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret? Then, of course, I read Forever. Continue reading