Our Favourite Judy Blume Quotes

We've put together some of our favourite quotes from the bestselling books of the wonderful Judy Blume. This hugely popular author writes frankly and openly about the teen and young adult experience as they progress from childhood into adolescence and adulthood. Whilst she has drawn some criticism for her candid portrayal of certain teen topics, she has also been hugely admired and praised on this ground.

1. 'Not everything has to have a point. Some things just are.'

- Summer Sisters

2. 'It's strange, but when it comes right down to it I never do fall apart - even when I'm sure I will.'

- Forever

3. 'I can't let safety and security become the focus of my life.'

- Tiger Eyes

4. 'A person without curiosity may as well be dead.'

- Summer Sisters

5. 'Last year, when I cut out my pumpkin's face, it was all lopsided, but this time I got both eyes even and the nose in between. Dad made the teeth for me. Kenny wouldn't let anyone touch his pumpkin, which is why it turned out like it had three eyes and no teeth.'

- Blubber

6. 'It's funny how you can grow away from your friends, when just a few years ago they were the most important people in your life.'

- Forever

7. 'Wait a minute, I told myself. I can't believe I'm thinking this way, as if my 5-year-old brother knows more about cool than me. Since when is he the expert on cool? Since when is he the expert on anything?'

- Double Fudge

8. 'Like my mother said, you can't go back to holding hands.'

- Forever

9. '"If being in love means giving up your freedom, not to mention your opportunities," Caitlin said, "then I haven't missed anything."'

- Summer Sisters

10. 'Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.'

- Tiger Eyes

  • Judy Blume Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781447282433 - Judy Blume
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    In worldwide-bestselling author Judy Blume's laugh-out-loud series for younger readers, Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - a naughty little brother called Fudge...

    Freshly illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, the Fudge books are very funny and perfect for bridging the gap between picture books and longer chapter stories. Throughout the books, Fudge's long-suffering brother has to put up with Fudge trying to sell their baby sister, Fudge's excitement about going on holiday and his attempts to steal Andrew's new turtle, Dribble!

    As well as the complete five-book Fudge series, this collection also contains another book from Judy Blume - Freckle Juice! Andrew dreams of having freckles like Nicky Lane... If he did, his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty and he'd never have to wash, meaning he'd never be late for school again!

    Please note: Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy revelations feature in these books.
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    Davey's father has been murdered - and the aftermath is causing her family to fall apart. Her heartbroken mum plucks them up and takes them to stay with her prim and proper aunt in Los Alamos. Davey escapes the claustrophobic house by cycling up to the canyon, where she meets a mysterious older boy called Wolf: intense, brooding and also about to lose someone close to him. But falling for someone won't make her dad come back - there are no easy answers when you need to stick your broken family back together ...Tiger Eyes is bestselling author Judy Blume's most powerful, raw and emotional novel.
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    'I hate it when my mother brags about me and my sister. "Deenie's the beauty and Helen's the brain."' Mrs Fenner has very fixed ambitions for her daughters. Deenie is thirteen years old and gorgeous. Her mother wants her to be a model - but Deenie's not so sure. So when she's diagnosed with scoliosis - curvature of the spine - Deenie's almost relieved. No more traipsing round modelling agencies, no more living up to her mother's expectations. But she has to wear an ugly, uncomfortable back brace for the next four years. And she's convinced that it will put an end to normal teenage life - including her blossoming relationship with Buddy Brader ...Deenie is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about the pressures of looking perfect.
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    Stephanie and Rachel have been best friends for years, in spite of their differences. Alison is new in town, and immediately becomes an integral part of their group. But is it possible to have two best friends? And how can you call anyone a friend if you can't tell them your most painful secrets? Just as Long as We're Together is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about changing friendships, and is followed by the sequel Here's to You, Rachel Robinson.
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    Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. For a start she hasn't got a clue whether she wants to be Jewish like her father or Christian like her mother. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. She just knows that all her friends are going to need a bra before she does. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer ...This edition of bestselling author Judy Blume's classic teen novel, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret features a fresh, contemporary cover look.
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    Andrew wants freckles. He wants to be like Nicky Lane, who has millions of them. If he had freckles like Nicky, then his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty. He wouldn't have to wash and he'd never be late for school. So when Andrew hears about the secret recipe for freckle juice, he's determined to try it ...Freckle Juice is a humorous adventure for younger readers from literary superstar, Judy Blume, featuring inside illustrations by Kate Greenaway award-winning illustrator, Emily Gravett.
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    Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! A new cover edition of the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.
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    Fudge is five - and he's driving his older brother, Peter, mad, as usual. Going on holiday with Fudge - and baby Tootsie, Turtle the dog and Uncle Feather the bird - means disasters every day. Even worse for Peter, disgusting Sheila Tubman is staying in the same house. Will it be Peter's nightmare holiday? One thing's for sure - it's going to be fudge-a-mania all the way! A new cover edition of book four in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.
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    Peter Hatcher's little brother, Fudge, is four. And he's as monstrous as ever! When Fudge discovers that his new baby sister can't play with him, he tries to sell her. When that doesn't work, he tries giving her away. And on his first day at school he kicks his teacher and calls her Rat Face. Can his big brother help him out this time? A new cover edition of book three in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.
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    Sheila hates swimming. And dogs. And ghosts. And thunderstorms. She'll do anything to avoid them all - except admit that she's scared. Her new friend Mouse Ellis, yo-yo champion of Tarrytown, thinks she's chicken. But Sheila is determined to show everyone that she can be Sheila the Great. A new cover edition of book two in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.