7.17.2007

Book Review: Everything I Needed to Know...



Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I learned from Judy Blume edited by Jennifer O'Connell

As soon as I saw the title (and contributors) of this collection of essays, I knew I had to read it!

Lots of current chick lit writers (including Meg Cabot, Melissa Senate, Julie Kenner and many, many more female authors I have read) wrote vastly differing essays all relating in some way to a title (or two) of Judy Blume's. Some were directly related to a Blume novel, and some had the faintest of threads tying it to a story. Friendships, maturity, relationships, sex, family and growing up are all featured in these tales.

A great compendium of essays for "my" generation of girls, and if you'll excuse me, I have to go find a copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret now. ;-)

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