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Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned From Judy Blume

Judy BlumeWhat did you learn about being a girl from Judy Blume?
Have each member of your Book Club bring a highlighted passage from her favorite Judy Blume book to read out loud to the group. Then, take turns answering the following questions:

1. Why was this book your favorite Judy Blume book?

2. When you re-read the book, what were your reactions? Did you find that the story, the characters, and the feelings it evoked were the same as what you remembered?

  1. Which Judy Blume characters did you most identify with in childhood?
  1. Which characters do you most identify with now?
  1. Do you think Judy Blume's characters and the issues they face are timeless, or would they seem dated today?
  1. Why do you think Judy Blume's books had such an impact on their young readers when they were first published? 
  1. Of the essays in EVERYTHING, which one did you most identify with and why?

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