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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judy Blume Narrator: Halley Feiffer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780807216392
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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.

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen DeSimone | 2/4/2014

    " Another Blume book I loved as a pre-teen. Let's just say I had some years where I could relate. :-( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna Adams-skafi | 1/30/2014

    " I believe this book was banned because it probes children to bully others; with no concern of the person being taunted. this book could definitely help teachers in training with paying more attention to their class and the feelings of children in class and yet distinguish the inabilities bullying can cause to an individual. the fact that robby and Caroline took no concern of Lindas feelings evolved in her dramatic end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eitan T | 1/23/2014

    " It was great SO SO SO SO GOOD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauralie | 1/19/2014

    " So realistic it made me squirm. I respect Judy Blume's talent to capture the truth, but it is definitely not a story to make you feel warm and fuzzy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 LinBee | 1/19/2014

    " I love Judy Blume, she was my favorite author when I was a teen. But this one didn't sit well with me. Maybe it was the word Blubber that still makes me shudder that did it in for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristina | 1/18/2014

    " Hit too close to home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo | 1/14/2014

    " another one of my favorites of Judy Blume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2014

    " The ease with which the kids bully is truly terrifying. Not to mention how easily they switch targets. With the bullying awareness now in vogue, this would make an interesting reading choice for a 4-5 grade bookclub! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ariana | 1/8/2014

    " Sad, awful book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SmarterLilac | 12/31/2013

    " I really loved this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/26/2013

    " Out of all the Judy Blume books, for some reason this is the one I remember the most. I related to the main character a lot; and I think what transpires in the plot and how the characters respond is how I remember thinking and looking at things in grade school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiara | 12/21/2013

    " people talk bad about her just because she is chubby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Readerrabbit11 | 12/13/2013

    " i read this book along time ago. i don't remember every detail. i remember liking it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yanelyn | 12/11/2013

    " i....dont really remember this book but the only thing i can remember is when the two girls go trick-or-treating and they put rotten eggs in their meanest teacher's mail box and he catches them and snaps a picture if them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jainabee | 4/19/2013

    " I must read this book again soon, to see if it still scares the hell out of me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eve | 4/15/2013

    " I liked it alot.Reading it made me think about kids with problems. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelli | 2/18/2013

    " This book scarred me for life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigid | 12/15/2012

    " Read this one in 5th grade and loved it. Can't say I've met a Judy Blume book I haven't enjoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Virginia | 11/4/2012

    " Not entertaining nor funny. This should only be read as a discussion aid for kids that are dealing with bullies. Even then, beware because there is cursing. Hard to believe this is the same author that wrote the awesome Fudge series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheska | 7/2/2012

    " It's a book about a fat girl being bullied by her classmates and is always called "blubber". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/9/2012

    " I've been rereading some favorite children's books and wanted to see how well Judy Blume's story about school bullies held up. "Blubber" was just as chilling as I remembered it to be -- it's amazing how much damage a group of mean girls can do when they band together in their meanness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianna | 12/24/2011

    " I loved Blubber I thought that ,that was the best book ive ever read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Hatvany | 9/20/2011

    " As a not-so-skinny adolescent girl, I read and re-read this book in my earlier years. Its lessons of tolerance and compassion still ring just as true to me today. This is next on the list for my daughter to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne | 9/3/2011

    " I thought that this book was amazing, even though it is sad it teaches you a life lesson: that you should never make fun of anyone just because of the way they look or if they are heavier than others you still have no right to miss treat them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mackenzie ann | 7/30/2011

    " this is a pretty good book! not the best... but ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 5/23/2011

    " It is a really life piece of art "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/11/2011

    " I loved it! I read it over and over. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariah | 5/8/2011

    " I love that book! it's funny and Just so awesome that i cant describe it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 4/2/2011

    " Re read this book last year at the age of 39, and it took me right back to being a pre teen and all the awkwardness that went with it.

    Interesting to read it as a mom, and look back at what "little Bitches" we all could be!

    Definitely, a great a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 3/21/2011

    " Okay. Not bad though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Schlenia | 3/18/2011

    " This was not a very good story for kids. It had a lot of bullying and name calling. It had kids playing tricks on their neighbors. Mean girls, for sure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 2/25/2011

    " Wow I read this 5th grade and my eyes were opened! I thought it might be another Tales of a fourth grade nothing, but NO! I didn't know about such things and didn't know girls could be so mean to one another. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gray | 2/9/2011

    " it was very good. i liked it so much i read it at 10:00 in my bed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizette | 2/3/2011

    " in keeping with the kickin' it old school with judy blume - another classic!

    this made me think about modern day bullying and how much things have changed (or haven't). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meridith | 1/30/2011

    " This is one of my all time favorite books! It teaches young tween girls how hurtful they can be. "

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About the Author
Author Judy Blume

Judy Blume is the enduringly popular author of many books for young readers. Over eighty million copies of her books have been sold, and the Fudge books (which feature a character based on her son Larry) are timeless classics. Among Blume’s many awards is the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She lives in Key West with her husband.

About the Narrator

Halley Feiffer is a playwright—and national Young Playwrights Festival winner—actress, and voiceover artist. She is the daughter of famed satirist and cartoonist Jules Feiffer and of writer, actor, and comedian Jenny Allen.