By Judy Blume

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780440407072, 160pp.

Publication Date: August 1986


Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.

But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.

That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

About the Author
Judy Blume is known and loved by millions of readers for her funny, honest, always believable stories. She lives in New York City.

Monday, Nov 28, 2011

Judy Blume has been channeling the anxieties, dreams and secret thoughts of young readers for more than four decades. With her candid treatment of topics like bullying and puberty, she has won legions of fans around the world � but she's also drawn the ire of critics who want her frank books banned. More at

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