Blubber Author:Judy Blume Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales ...When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can't help it if she's fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she's too scared.... more » When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim - and what's worse, Linda is now on their side ...Judy Blume has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement - with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.« less
Great Judy Blume book about bullying in a 5th grade class. Has aspects of leadership, control, admitting guilt and paying the consequences. Shows a number of different personality types. This book was written in conjunction with 2 supervising 5th graders.
Do I really need to write a review for this book? It's BLUBBER, for godsakes! Judy Blume rocks. It's awesome to be able to revisit the classics as I introduce my nieces to her work. If you haven't read this one in a few (too many) years, do. Then pass on to the ten-year-old girl in your life.