What Blume are you?

After 12 long years, Judy Blume has come out with another novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. This has created a lot of conversation about the books of Blume’s that we all grew up with. It’s hard to find anyone who’s awkward years were not impacted in a positive way by at least one of Judy Blume’s many books. For me, Blubber is my all time favorite, with Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret and Then Again Maybe I Won’t following closely behind. I’m always surprised when one of these books does not rank with other fans.blume-long

What’s your favorite?

But wait, things just got a little better. Kerry at Etymology of a Bookworm is hosting #BlumeALong! A summer reading frenzy of Judy Blume.

Kick-off: June 15th
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: June 26th
Summer Sisters: July 17th
Are you in?



  1. Love the old covers, since that’s what I grew up with! I’d say Blubber, because I identified the most with it. The ways kids turn on each other can be terrifying. I was fascinated by Forever because my older sisters were reading it and of course because it was about sex. I still love that it’s this realistic portrayal of a first serious relationship.

  2. As a girl with lots of freckles, Freckle Juice was so relatable. I think I was in first or second grade when I read it. Of course, Are You There God and Forever were impact full later. I had always loved how Judy Blume is a common experience for so many, it has let to lots of interesting conversations over the years.

  3. I read them all! But, my favourites were probably the same as yours with the addition of Tiger Eyes. I still have many of my old Judy Blume books, but my kids haven’t been into them like I was. There are so many more choices out there now, I think.

  4. Judy Blume was a HUGE part of my childhood/adolescence, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her new book! Also, the #BlumeAlong, is going to be SO fun. It’ll be interesting to see how people feel who have never experienced any Blume before!

  5. Wow, this quiz was so much harder than it should have been, mostly because I’m going with my memories of reading from a long time ago and I’m scared my younger self would disagree with me! One of my problems is that I don’t dare re-read these books because I’m too scared to find out that they’re different from my memory of them.

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