By Elisa Ludwig, Dennis Abrams, Kyle Zimmer

Judy Blume is one among America's hottest authors of books for teenagers and adults. fanatics of her paintings will not be acutely aware, even though, that this winning writer used to be a spouse and a mom ahead of she established her writing skills. Blume's perseverance finally landed this keenly observant writer a publishing agreement. Readers have laughed on the adventures of Peter Hatcher and his brother, Fudge, in "Blume's stories of a Fourth Grade Nothing", and preteen readers came upon the pains and tribulations of puberty eased by way of interpreting "Are You There God? it is Me, Margaret" or "Then back, might be I Won't". Blume's characters exhibit the way it actually feels to be dealing with doubts, fears, and anxiousness approximately lifestyles. This re-creation brings readers modern in this lively writer.

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Her early days of resisting negative voices had stuck with her, and she was determined not to let what people said affect her work. Despite her successes, she refused to sit back and stick with a formula, and instead she wrote very different kinds of books, each with its own set of difficulties. She was widening her scope as a writer and reaching out to more children every day. 57 Until the 1970s, many books about teenage sexuality were cautionary tales that ended in tragedy. When her daughter Randy asked Blume to take a more honest look at teenage relationships, she wrote Forever, which examined many issues of teenage sexuality, including birth control.

4 Stories from the Tub Everybody thinks they’re normal. You pretend, like everybody else, I’m normal. But inside you know you’re not, the harder you try to be. And you’re afraid to be yourself because there is no yourself. 1 —Judy Blume Judy BLUME, energized and encouraged by the success of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and confident that she had found her authorial voice, began writing at a furious pace. Astonishingly, between 1971 and 1977 Blume published 10 new titles. She had fans now, and they were waiting eagerly for her every word.

4 At the same time, Blume was concerned that others would see the success of Forever and try to use sex as a way to sell books. To her, Forever was not so much about sex as it was about the relationship between young people and the decisions they must make. In interviews, she has continued to encourage teenagers to wait until they finish high school to have sex. Tough Topics In recent times, Blume has also been concerned that Forever is not an accurate or realistic model for today’s readers. Reflecting the era when it was written, the biggest concern for Katharine and Michael was pregnancy.

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