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Author Blume's Book Reviews

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Written as a sequel to "Just As Long As We're Together," Blume continues her account of the seventh-grade year of Stephanie, Rachel and Allison. Told from Rachel's point of view, the reader is privy to the innermost thoughts and feelings of a teenager who was "born thirty-five). An excellent scholar, Rachel excels in all things educations, including debate and music (she practices her flute for 45-minutes per day). Rachel, like her over-achieving moth...
Just as Long as We're Together
Just as Long as We're Together is about Stephanie, her best friend Rachel, and the new girl on the block, Alson, and how they tackle their first year of Junor High. Stephanie is the main character. She's an average, slghtly plump girl who has an endearingly optimistic approach to life. Between day-dreaming about the 9th grader "hunk", baby-sitting her 10-year old brother, and trying to keep her friends happy, Stephanie doesn't realise what's happenin...
Smart Women
This is a wonderful and winding tale of families twisted by divorce, love and loss. It clearly shows the shining but tarnished story of divorced adults, their children and new love while being honest real and funny at times. ...
Summer Sisters
This is the moving story of two friends, Vix and Caitlin, who grow up together while sharing their summers on Martha's Vineyard. As Vix and Caitlin grow older, and apart, Vix realizes how much Caitlin has helped to make her the person she is today. But can their friendship survive all the changes to come? Will they be summer sisters forever?...

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Superfudge
In this sequel to “Tales of a Forth Grade Nothing,” Peter Hatcher discovers that his mother is pregnant. To make matters worse, his father has accepted a job in Princeton, New Jersey. After delivering the baby, Tootsie, Peter's mother plans to take Art History classes. Peter will have to leave his house and friends in his hometown in New York. When he arrives in New Jersey, Peter hates it. On top of all of this, Peter has to struggle to get along...
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Peter Hatcher feels like a fourth grade nothing. His little brother, Fudge is causing problems for him all the time. Fudge gets away with every temper tantrum and always messes up Peter's things including his homework. The last straw is when Fudge walks off with Peter's pet turtle, Dribble. It is now time for Peter to get his parents to pay attention to him for a change. This is a book that would be well suited for kids with younger siblings because they...
Tiger Eyes
Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead--shot in a holdup--and the rest of has moved to New Mexico to try to recover. Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets mysterious Wolf, who can read Davey's "sad eyes." Wolf is the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels. Slowly, with Wolf's help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But will she be able to leave the past behind and mov...
Wifey
Sandy Pressman is the wife of Norman, a successful but dull businessman, has two children and after 12 years of marriage, is utterly bored with her 1970's New Jersey suburban housewife role. She idolizes Jackie Kennedy, has fantasies about the guy who drives by on a motorcycle and wonders what ever happened to her exciting high school boyfriend, Shep. When her kids are away at summer camp she decides to explore the possibilities for an extra-marita...