Blubber by Judy Blume

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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.

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Judy Blume lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at
Published March 21, 2012 by Yearling. 193 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Egged on by ringleader Wendy, Jill is right in there with the rest of her fifth grade class persecuting chubby Linda, who is nicknamed Blubber after she gives an oral report on the whale.

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Youthful actress Feiffer's voice could easily be mistaken for a fifth-grader's, a circumstance that gives her performance an authentic edge. Linda has become an easy and favorite target for

Oct 13 2003 | Read Full Review of Blubber

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Judy Blume's body of work returns to her original editor, Richard Jackson, with the rerelease of four classics in hardcover. An African-American family moves to all-white Grove Street in Iggie's Ho

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