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6th Jan '14 4:40:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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Best known as an author of children's and young adult novels, she has also written several novels for adults. Her works were [[BannedInChina frequently banned]] because she was one of the first authors of Young Adult novels to write about certain subjects previously considered "adult." She is a highly esteemed author in those circles that aren't [[MoralGuardians trying to ban her.]] And is responsible for providing NightmareFuel to a whole generation.

She wrote many books. Among them are ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'', ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'', and ''Forever''. She has written one series, beginning with ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'', featuring Peter Hatcher and his AnnoyingYoungerSibling Farley, universally known as "Literature/{{Fudge}}".
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!!Books by Judy Blume with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''
* ''Literature/{{Blubber}}''
* ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' series
* ''Literature/IggiesHouse''

!!Other books by Judy Blume books provide examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great'' spotlights Peter's neighbor and rival Sheila.
* AgeAppropriateAngst
* ComingOfAgeStory
* ADateWithRosiePalms
** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying he might've allowed it [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].
** Similar passages in ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'' have made the book a favorite target of censors. Or perhaps it's because of the boy protagonist's [[NaughtyBirdwatching nocturnal activities]].
** There were passages about the female protagonist of "Tiger Eyes" masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf, in the first draft of the novel. Blume was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: ''Deenie'' -- their mother frequently tells people (including complete strangers) that "Deenie's the beauty, Helen's the brain." At one point Helen tells Deenie she doesn't have to fall into the role their mother has chosen for her.
* ICallHimMisterHappy: ''Forever'' -- "Katherine... I'd like you to meet Ralph."
* InformedJudaism
* LiesToChildren: In ''Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself'', Sally asks her mother how babies are made. Her mother mumbles something about how the husband plants a seed in the wife; ten-year-old Sally wants more details, so Mrs. Freedman buys her a book about it. Later on, her unmarried teenage neighbour gets pregnant and Sally asks how that's possible, since the book told her sex was something only married people did.
* NaughtyBirdwatching: In ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'', a boy discovers the girl next door likes to undress in front of the window. So he asks for some binoculars for Christmas for "bird watching" from his parents.
* TheNounAndTheNoun: ''The Pain and the Great One''.
* ParentalFavoritism: Played with in ''The Pain And The Great One'', a book told in two parts. In the first, an older sister describes how her little brother "The Pain" gets away with murder and is clearly the parents' favorite; in the second the brother describes the sister "The Great One" in pretty much the same way, also concluding that she must be the favorite.
** A fairly prominent theme in ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'' with Peter's parents babying his little brother Fudge, but it's toned down a lot in later ''Fudge'' books, partly due to the addition of baby sister Tootsie.
* ParentsAsPeople
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: In ''Then Again Maybe I Won't'', main character Tony, his rich next door friend Joel and his old friend from the inner city, Frankie, are hanging out in Joel's basement when Joel jimmies into his father's liquor cabinet. The three boys get drunk. It was the first time Tony and Frankie had done this, but Joel had been drinking enough that he knew well the differences between the various kinds of alcohol.
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Best known as an author of children's and young adult novels, she has also written several novels for adults. Her works were [[BannedInChina frequently banned]] because she was one of the first authors of Young Adult novels to write about certain subjects previously considered "adult." She is a highly esteemed author in those circles that aren't [[MoralGuardians trying to ban her.]] And is responsible for providing NightmareFuel to a whole generation.

She wrote many books. Among them are ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'', ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'', and ''Forever''. She has written one series, beginning with ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'', featuring Peter Hatcher and his AnnoyingYoungerSibling Farley, universally known as "Literature/{{Fudge}}".
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!!Books by Judy Blume with their own trope pages include:

* ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''
* ''Literature/{{Blubber}}''
* ''Literature/{{Fudge}}'' series
* ''Literature/IggiesHouse''

!!Other books by Judy Blume books provide examples of:

* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great'' spotlights Peter's neighbor and rival Sheila.
* AgeAppropriateAngst
* ComingOfAgeStory
* ADateWithRosiePalms
** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying he might've allowed it [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].
** Similar passages in ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'' have made the book a favorite target of censors. Or perhaps it's because of the boy protagonist's [[NaughtyBirdwatching nocturnal activities]].
** There were passages about the female protagonist of "Tiger Eyes" masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf, in the first draft of the novel. Blume was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: ''Deenie'' -- their mother frequently tells people (including complete strangers) that "Deenie's the beauty, Helen's the brain." At one point Helen tells Deenie she doesn't have to fall into the role their mother has chosen for her.
* ICallHimMisterHappy: ''Forever'' -- "Katherine... I'd like you to meet Ralph."
* InformedJudaism
* LiesToChildren: In ''Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself'', Sally asks her mother how babies are made. Her mother mumbles something about how the husband plants a seed in the wife; ten-year-old Sally wants more details, so Mrs. Freedman buys her a book about it. Later on, her unmarried teenage neighbour gets pregnant and Sally asks how that's possible, since the book told her sex was something only married people did.
* NaughtyBirdwatching: In ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'', a boy discovers the girl next door likes to undress in front of the window. So he asks for some binoculars for Christmas for "bird watching" from his parents.
* TheNounAndTheNoun: ''The Pain and the Great One''.
* ParentalFavoritism: Played with in ''The Pain And The Great One'', a book told in two parts. In the first, an older sister describes how her little brother "The Pain" gets away with murder and is clearly the parents' favorite; in the second the brother describes the sister "The Great One" in pretty much the same way, also concluding that she must be the favorite.
** A fairly prominent theme in ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'' with Peter's parents babying his little brother Fudge, but it's toned down a lot in later ''Fudge'' books, partly due to the addition of baby sister Tootsie.
* ParentsAsPeople
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: In ''Then Again Maybe I Won't'', main character Tony, his rich next door friend Joel and his old friend from the inner city, Frankie, are hanging out in Joel's basement when Joel jimmies into his father's liquor cabinet. The three boys get drunk. It was the first time Tony and Frankie had done this, but Joel had been drinking enough that he knew well the differences between the various kinds of alcohol.
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5th Jan '14 7:08:44 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Literature/IggiesHouse''
24th Jun '13 5:04:20 PM RainbowDust
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Best known as an author of children's and young adult novels, but she has also written several novels for adults. Her works were [[BannedInChina frequently banned]] because she was one of the first authors of Young Adult novels to write about certain subjects previously considered "adult." She is a highly esteemed author in those circles that aren't [[MoralGuardians trying to ban her.]] And is responsible for providing NightmareFuel to a whole generation.

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Best known as an author of children's and young adult novels, but she has also written several novels for adults. Her works were [[BannedInChina frequently banned]] because she was one of the first authors of Young Adult novels to write about certain subjects previously considered "adult." She is a highly esteemed author in those circles that aren't [[MoralGuardians trying to ban her.]] And is responsible for providing NightmareFuel to a whole generation.
22nd Feb '13 9:56:07 PM Xtifr
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She wrote many books. Among them are ''{{Blubber}}'', ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'', and ''Forever''. She has written one series, beginning with ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'', featuring Peter Hatcher and his AnnoyingYoungerSibling Farley, universally known as "Literature/{{Fudge}}".

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She wrote many books. Among them are ''{{Blubber}}'', ''Literature/{{Blubber}}'', ''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret'', and ''Forever''. She has written one series, beginning with ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'', featuring Peter Hatcher and his AnnoyingYoungerSibling Farley, universally known as "Literature/{{Fudge}}".



* ''{{Blubber}}''

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* ''{{Blubber}}''''Literature/{{Blubber}}''
8th Jan '13 4:56:05 AM Animad345
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** There were passages about the female protagonist of "Tiger Eyes" masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf, in the first draft of the novel. She was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.

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** There were passages about the female protagonist of "Tiger Eyes" masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf, in the first draft of the novel. She Blume was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.
8th Jan '13 4:55:43 AM Animad345
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** There were passages about the female protagonist of Tiger Eyes masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf. She was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.

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** There were passages about the female protagonist of Tiger Eyes "Tiger Eyes" masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf.Wolf, in the first draft of the novel. She was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.
8th Jan '13 4:54:56 AM Animad345
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** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying [[MyGirlIsNotASlut he might've allowed it]] [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].

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** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying [[MyGirlIsNotASlut he might've allowed it]] it [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].


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** There were passages about the female protagonist of Tiger Eyes masturbating over an attractive, slightly older man, Wolf. She was told to edit them out due to the possibility of younger readers picking up the book.
19th Oct '12 10:03:22 PM thesunisup
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** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying [[GirlsNeedRoleModels he might've allowed it]] [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].

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** Deenie, in the book of the same name, mentions touching her "special place" and wondering if that's why she developed scoliosis. Blume said that a principal banned the book from his school library, saying [[GirlsNeedRoleModels [[MyGirlIsNotASlut he might've allowed it]] [[DoubleStandard if the character were a boy]].
11th Jan '12 6:11:51 PM JTheGreat
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* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great'' spotlights Peter's neighbor and rival Sheila.
29th Dec '11 6:26:02 PM LadyNorbert
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** Similar passages in ''ThenAgainMaybeIWon't'' have made the book a favorite target of censors. Or perhaps it's because of the boy protagonist's [[NaughtyBirdwatching nocturnal activities]].

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** Similar passages in ''ThenAgainMaybeIWon't'' ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'' have made the book a favorite target of censors. Or perhaps it's because of the boy protagonist's [[NaughtyBirdwatching nocturnal activities]].



** A fairly prominent theme in ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'' with Peter's parents babying his little brother Fudge, but it's toned down a lot in later ''Fudge'' books.

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** A fairly prominent theme in ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'' with Peter's parents babying his little brother Fudge, but it's toned down a lot in later ''Fudge'' books.books, partly due to the addition of baby sister Tootsie.
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