History Literature / Blubber

9th Jun '17 11:40:20 PM Adept
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* AdultsAreUseless: The teachers scold the kids occasionally for their antics, but never make a move to stop it. Jill's mother comforts her when the class turns on her, but doesn't step in to actually ''help'' her. When Jill and Tracy are forced to rake Mr. Machinist's yard as punishment for their prank, Jill's dad defends the girls when Machinist (rightly, at least in Jill's case) calls them "brats," and afterward doesn't disagree when Jill remarks that Machinist really ''did'' deserve the prank, thus ensuring that Jill hasn't learned a thing from this.

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* AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless:
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The teachers scold the kids occasionally for their antics, but never make a move to stop it. Jill's mother comforts her when the class turns on her, but doesn't step in to actually ''help'' her. When Jill and Tracy are forced to rake Mr. Machinist's yard as punishment for their prank, Jill's dad defends the girls when Machinist (rightly, at least in Jill's case) calls them "brats," and afterward doesn't disagree when Jill remarks that Machinist really ''did'' deserve the prank, thus ensuring that Jill hasn't learned a thing from this.
14th Apr '17 3:40:40 AM CaptainTedium
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* NatureTinkling: As mentioned under PottyEmergency below, Tracy and Jill relieve themselves by peeing on Mr. Machinist's trees.
7th Sep '16 2:42:06 PM GarrulousTiger
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* PottyEmergency: Jill and Tracy's punishment for putting raw eggs in Mr. Machinist's mailbox is having to rake his huge backyard. Both badly need to pee before they're finished, and both opt to water the man's trees rather than humiliate themselves by begging permission to use his bathroom.

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* PottyEmergency: Jill and Tracy's punishment for putting raw eggs in their prank on Mr. Machinist's mailbox Machinist is having to rake his huge backyard. Both badly need to pee before they're finished, and both opt to water the man's trees rather than humiliate themselves by begging permission to use his bathroom.
7th Sep '16 2:41:08 PM GarrulousTiger
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* PottyEmergency: Two girls caught TP-ing a neighbor's yard are punished by having to rake his huge backyard. Both badly need to pee before they're finished, and both opt to water the man's trees rather than humiliate themselves by begging permission to use his bathroom.

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* PottyEmergency: Two girls caught TP-ing a neighbor's yard are punished by Jill and Tracy's punishment for putting raw eggs in Mr. Machinist's mailbox is having to rake his huge backyard. Both badly need to pee before they're finished, and both opt to water the man's trees rather than humiliate themselves by begging permission to use his bathroom.
5th Sep '16 4:03:07 PM GarrulousTiger
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* CoolOldLady: Jill's first impression of her great-aunt Great Maudie, who moves in as temporary nanny while Mrs. Sandmeier is on vacation. She's a health-food, natural-living and yoga enthusiast. At first Jill thinks she'll enjoy having Great Maudie stay with them because she's gregarious and has a great laugh, but she changes her mind once Maudie (who either won't, or can't, cook "regular" foods) throws away her sugary breakfast cereals and makes her eat health foods like wheat germ mush.



* CoolOldLady: Jill's first impression of her great-aunt Great Maudie, who moves in as temporary nanny while Mrs. Sandmeier is on vacation. She's a health-food, natural-living and yoga enthusiast. At first Jill thinks she'll enjoy having Great Maudie stay with them because she's gregarious and has a great laugh, but she changes her mind once Maudie (who either won't, or can't, cook "regular" foods) throws away her sugary breakfast cereals and makes her eat health foods like wheat germ mush.
5th Sep '16 4:02:28 PM GarrulousTiger
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* HipOldLady: Jill's great-aunt Great Maudie, who moves in as temporary nanny while Mrs. Sandmeier is on vacation. She's a health-food, natural-living and yoga enthusiast. At first Jill thinks she'll enjoy having Great Maudie stay with them because she's gregarious and has a great laugh, but she changes her mind once Maudie (who either won't, or can't, cook "regular" foods) throws away her sugary breakfast cereals and forces her to eat health foods like wheat germ mush.

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* HipOldLady: CoolOldLady: Jill's first impression of her great-aunt Great Maudie, who moves in as temporary nanny while Mrs. Sandmeier is on vacation. She's a health-food, natural-living and yoga enthusiast. At first Jill thinks she'll enjoy having Great Maudie stay with them because she's gregarious and has a great laugh, but she changes her mind once Maudie (who either won't, or can't, cook "regular" foods) throws away her sugary breakfast cereals and forces makes her to eat health foods like wheat germ mush.
5th Sep '16 4:00:25 PM GarrulousTiger
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* HipOldLady: Jill's great-aunt Great Maudie, who moves in as temporary nanny while Mrs. Sandmeier is on vacation. She's a health-food, natural-living and yoga enthusiast. At first Jill thinks she'll enjoy having Great Maudie stay with them because she's gregarious and has a great laugh, but she changes her mind once Maudie (who either won't, or can't, cook "regular" foods) throws away her sugary breakfast cereals and forces her to eat health foods like wheat germ mush.
28th Jul '16 8:44:01 PM PaulA
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* PottyEmergency: Two girls caught TP-ing a neighbor's yard are punished by having to rake his huge backyard. Both badly need to pee before they're finished, and both opt to water the man's trees rather than humiliate themselves by begging permission to use his bathroom.
28th Jul '16 8:18:58 PM PaulA
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* DeceptivelySillyTitle: The title sounds silly, but it's actually the mean-spirited nickname given to an overweight girl by her bullying peers. The book is a harshly realistic look at bullying.



%%* KidsAreCruel: And ''how''.

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%%* * KidsAreCruel: And ''how''.Even the main character partakes in the bullying of an overweight loner. When she gets bullied herself, it's no longer a laughing manner. Parents have been known to complain that no one gets punished at the end.
28th Jul '16 7:31:42 PM PaulA
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''Blubber'' is a novel by Creator/JudyBlume, first published in 1974.



''Blubber'' was first published by JudyBlume in 1974 and was banned from many school libraries and reading lists because of violence and language.

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''Blubber'' was first published by JudyBlume in 1974 and was banned from many school libraries and reading lists because of violence and language.
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