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With essays from Meg Cabot, Megan McCafferty and 22 other acclaimed authors.

Whether laughing to tears reading Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, or clamoring for more unmistakable “me too!” moments in Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, girls all over the world have been touched by Judy Blume’s poignant coming-of-age stories. Now, in this anthology of essays, twenty-four notable female authors write straight from the heart about the unforgettable novels that left an indelible mark on their childhoods, and still influence them today. After growing up from Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing into Smart Women, these writers pay tribute, through their reflections and most cherished memories, to one of the most beloved authors of all time.


“Funny, poignant, honest.”

“From bittersweet to laugh-out-loud hilarious, the essays in this collection all sparkle with charm, style, and wit.”
—Sarah Mlynowski, author of Bras & Broomsticks and Gimme A Call

“Funny and poignant.”
—Library Journal

“These stories are intensely personal recollections that offer an insight into the influence that Judy Blume’s works have had on everyone who reads them.”
—Teens Read Too