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Judy says: Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could write back to each of you personally. But in order to start a new book I need serious thinking time, which means less time for e-mail. Hope you understand.
Just want you to know that my assistant and I read this guestbook every day, and try to respond when appropriate. Your continued love and support are a constant inspiration.

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Rainie from Carencro, LA wrote on December 29, 2023
I just finished watching the documentary about you on Amazon Prime. I had to come and find your website with the hope I could write you a little message. I was never interested in reading as a child. I knew the power that reading had on someone due to my mother. When I entered middle school, something called AR was introduced to me. It was presented as a competition for a prize to whomever got the most points. In 5th grade is where I discovered you!!!! I read everything in the school library you written. Tiger Eyes changed me and Blubber was me! In high school I read Summer Sisters my favorite book of all time! Thank you, for writing for us girls!
Dee Kehler from Manitoba, Canada wrote on December 27, 2023
Dear judy, I haven't read all your books, but most of them. Mennonite community didn't allow it. I was born in 1980 and I have been so thankful for all of your writing about menstruation, development, masturbation, sex and the loss of your father. I just lost my father and it was devastating. Now with the world again burning books, removing them from schools, libraries, abortion, gender, taking away a woman's right to choose or any person's right to identify as they do, love who they love. My heart hurts! But to see love has survived this sensorship once and survive gives me hope. Your documentary sustains me. Thank you! Keep up the good work! Love, Dee
Autumn from Valdosta ga wrote on December 20, 2023
I am 24 years old and every year since I found the book summer sisters I have read it three times a year I was about 13 when I first read Summer sisters, and it changed my life forever I have been obsessed with Martha’s Vineyard and one day I hope to go and visit thank you for your books growing up our teachers would read Judy B Jones, and the(insert here) You are one of my favorite authors ever. Thank you for saving me.
Beau from Leander, TX wrote on December 14, 2023
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I just turned 10 years old and visited New York City for my birthday. When I played at the Ancient Playground it made me think of Fudge and Peter. I still laugh thinking about Fudge pretending to be a bird.
I have read every book in the series and really want to know what happened to Peter and Fudge when they grew up. Did Fudge ever become a bird? Ha! Is Peter still best friends with Jimmy? Did Sheila ever learn how to use a yo-yo? Is there now a Fudge, Jr.?
Thank you for creating all of those fun characters! I hope you see this and will think about writing another series about the Hatcher Family.
Love,
Beau (A current 4th Grade Something)
Mrs. Leslie's Class from Vernon wrote on December 13, 2023
Hi. We just finished reading "Frecekle Juice" in class. My second grade students LOVED the book. We laughed when Andrew Marcus turned green after drinking the recipe. Sharon was funny because she licked her teeth. Miss Kelly gave Andrew the secret freackle remover formula, she was very kind to do that. Thank you!
scott freeman from cleveland, ohio wrote on December 11, 2023
I loved your books as a kid when is your next one coming out?
Madyson Reynolds from Birmingham wrote on December 9, 2023
Dear Judy,
Thank you so much for sharing your books with us. I'm 28 years old, and I remember reading the Fudge series and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing for the first time in elementary school. They still remain on my bookshelf to this day. The voices of your characters drew me in immediately as a child, and your radically honest storytelling has always been so refreshing. I recently watched your documentary on Amazon Prime, and have since grown to love you even more. I hope to visit your bookstore in Key West someday!
Much love,
Madyson
Kristi from Gladeville, TN wrote on December 7, 2023
Hi Judy!
I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while now to thank you for all of your wonderful books. I love reading and it is because of you and your awesome writing style and relatable books and my dad who took me to the library often when I was a child. Some of my favorites are Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge, and Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret. What a gift your books have been to me and to many others. Thank you so much, I can’t begin to describe what a positive impact you have made on my life.
Helen Bratko from San Jose wrote on December 7, 2023
Hi Judy
I loved your documentary and also love Are You There...
I hope you will write the book about how you left your first husband and found yourself. I think that would be an amazing story.
Thanks for being bold.
Helen
Age 61 and aspiring memoirist.
Allan from Pekin, IL wrote on December 6, 2023
My daughter's (Sophia) 4th grade class had the pleasure of meeting you on video chat today. What Sophia doesn't know, is that there is a collection of your books under the Christmas tree this year. You were one of my favorite authors as a young boy and it fills my heart that my Sophia loves you as well. The world is a better place because of you Judy. Thank you for that.
JESSICA G from Franklin wrote on December 5, 2023
Judy,
I just returned home from my first trip to Key West tonight. I decided to make the pilgrimage to Books and Books after I saw your
Documentary this year. While you didn’t happen to be in on any of my trips to the store this week, I was so glad I chose to visit. I picked up a few of my favorite titles to reread on the beach. The magic of your books is that reading them at different points in my life illuminates new perspectives on my friendships and choices, from the first discovery of Margaret and Then Again in my sixth grade library 35 years ago, finding them again after my first marriage, then looking for comfort reading in my parents’ house as I tried to find the ground under my feet after a second divorce…this time I re-read Summer Sisters and Wifey, thinking about the friendship with my best friend from age nine to our final friendship breakup after she married years ago. Reflecting on how thankful I am to now be divorced and finding a new, more comfortable and honest version of myself for the first time in my late forties. Embracing life as a professional and mother of a tweenage son. Your books have been cornerstones and mainstays of all my life’s milestones, happy and tragic, and I am so grateful for these anchoring stories.
This week, I biked around the island, ate well, was delighted by six-toed cats and legions of strutting fowl, strolled through inclusive streets and shops and parades of relaxed, mature vacationers and natives. I am 99% sure I passed you walking one morning as I moseyed into town. I like to think so, anyway. It was a magic trip with no real agenda. Thank you for the inspiration. Your work has and always will be so meaningful to so many of us making our way through the world and stages of life, from menarche to menopause, from friendship to heartache, from beginnings and endings, and beyond. Heart full, Jessica <3
Megan from Brooklyn wrote on December 4, 2023
Dear Judy,
As one of the countless people around the world who have been touched by your writing—I want to say thank you.
My relationship with your writing began forty-four years ago, in 1979. My dad, who was around 9 at the time, read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing before starting fourth grade himself. Coincidentally, my dad went on to live in New York City after graduating college, not too far from 25 West 68th Street. In the summer of 2012, thirty-three years after forming his connection to your book, my dad read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to me before I began fourth grade. As an adult, who has since become a writer living in Brooklyn, I look back on the nights spent reading with my dad as some of my most cherished childhood memories. Although I cannot speak to anyone else’s experience, I imagine many share a similar story to mine.

Thank you for writing with honesty and integrity—and for providing your readers with a safe-haven to experience and bond over the good, bad, and oftentimes uncomfortable moments in the story of Life. It has been a privilege to grow up alongside your characters, I would not be the person I am today without them.
Sincerely,
Megan
P.S. Thank you for speaking out against literary censorship and your continued activism amid the book banning epidemic in America. You and all 5 of your banned books rock!
Dr. Alan and Michal Friedman from Moshav Gimzo ISRAEL wrote on December 1, 2023
Dear Judy,
Shalom! Michal and I loved your documentary! Thank you so much! So much spoke to us and our growing up years! Please come visit us when you come to Israel! We’d love to host you in the VIP room in our home! Between us we have twelve children and 48 grandchildren ( in the meantime)! It was so heartwarming to hear about you and George!
Shabbat Shalom, Alan Friedman
Chris G from Austin wrote on November 29, 2023
I'm an OG when it comes to your books. Meaning I've read superfudge and tales of a 4th grade nothing. It's people like you that seen me through trouble times. I bless you; if their were anyone I want to check and balance my conservatism, it's Ms. Blume and Ms. V.C Andrews.
Middle Grade Hub wrote on November 29, 2023
Dear Judy,
The @MiddleGradeHub is an online writing community whose goal is to bring middle-grade writers together and create a place of mutual respect in which we could support each other’s writing journeys. We facilitate small writing groups, host author chats on the business and craft of writing, and are there for each other every step of the way. We are 100% free to all and run by a group of volunteers.
From time to time we host middle grade authors via zoom for a q&a chat. We were so very hopeful (you are an inspiration to so many of us) that you might be willing to do a zoom chat with us. We all love you and it’s our biggest hope to have you with us. Thank you for considering it!
Chloe from Canberra, Australia wrote on November 28, 2023
Are you there Judy? It's me, Chloe. I so so so dearly love your books! My class has been reading the Fudge Books, and let's say, our whole class LOVED it. I adore you writing. It's so inspiring and it comes from the heart. Since year 2, I've been writing stories of my choice; whatever comes to mind. I really enjoy my stories but some people think it's "over the top". Sometimes I agree with them. I want to enjoy my life as an 'author' but I don't think I will be successful. I am Asian, from China to be exact. People stereotype Chinese people to be "Prodigies" or "Really smart mathematicians" but I've never had a click towards math, I've kind of detested it. People expect me to get perfect grades and be like everyone else, but it's not easy for me to 'blend in'. In Australia, people are full of freedom and diversity. I just feel like I'm the odd one out. Whenever I'm writing a story, I always stop because I feel extremely judged. Sometimes I wonder, why I'm not like everyone else. Everyone else is free to do whatever they want while I feel like a animal trapped in a cage, no where to run, no where to hide. When will I fit in Judy? Are you there Judy? It's me Chloe.
Kathleen from Turners Falls, Massachusetts wrote on November 28, 2023
Thank you for the priceless gifts you have given the world. My wonderful 6th grade teacher, Elizabeth Betts, at Franklin Elementary in Moline, Illnois introduced us to your fabulous books. She purchased everything you had written up to that point - 1975-76 - and kept the books on the window sill in the classroom. We could check them out. Rarely was there a book on the window sill, because we read them. Oh, did we read them! We devoured them. Every word. Such a fabulous highlight of adolescence. You made us feel "normal" when we all felt so abnormal. I now teach at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I encourage good writing. When students ask me what can help them become better writers, I have one answer: read. Then read some more. And never, ever stop reading. I plan to read all of your books again. And then I will send them to my great-niece, who I hope will devour them until she, too, feels like she belongs in this crazy world. 🙂 Thank you, Ms. Blume, from all of us in Mrs. Betts' 6th grade class.
LW from Seattle, WA wrote on November 28, 2023
I'm a 52 year old woman who grew up with your stories. At this point in my life I am wishing more than anything else that you had written a sequel called "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in Menopause." I find it peculiar that the same generation that found freedom to talk about our periods is now struggling to express everything that's happening to us as our child-bearing years wane. Thank you for giving us language for talking about changes to our bodies, Judy. Even now it still means the world.
Katie from Brisbane, Australia wrote on November 27, 2023
Hi Judy and team. I just saw the trailer for the new movie and had a true light bulb moment. Many friends comment on my prayer style. I’m pretty relaxed and intimate in prayer. Turns out, I learnt to pray from reading “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret “. Thank you!!!!!!
Linh Ho from San Jose wrote on November 27, 2023
Good morning Judy,

My students love, love Freckle Juice! Some of them even wrote the next chapter and designed a cover page too! We even used the recipe in the book and made our very own Freckle Juice. Don’t worry, no one tasted it just smelled it. Hopefully, you’re able to reach out to us, so I can send you the pictures of their covers. Better yet, a zoom call would be amazing! 🙂

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