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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,046 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judy Blume Narrator: Becca Battoe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780307747693
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Karen Newman has decided she’ll never get married. Just look at her parents. All they do is fight. And now Karen’s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce. Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can’t bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend. She’s never felt so alone. Yet in spite of everything Karen is sure she can set things right again if only she can get her parents together in the same room. Or will her fantasy backfire? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 2/18/2014

    " Although this book hits on the subject of divorce. It is clearly written for the younger readers. It gives a good insight into how a child would feel when going through the process of her parent's divorce. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maisie | 2/6/2014

    " kinda sad but really good "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ada Cicada | 2/4/2014

    " i actually read this when i was 12 and my parents were relatively newly divorced, i remember thinking that the main character was a dick and needed to get over all the dramas happenning. anyway fun to delve again into my 12 year old consciousness (also explains why i became obsessed with giving all my days a grade during that period too. eg/ christmas day, a+. dentist day, f.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie Cocjin | 1/30/2014

    " This deeply affected me as a child. It can help a little girl understand the situation (of divorce) if there's no one to help her in real life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody Young | 1/25/2014

    " Warm, witty and wise. An easy read for tweens that has enough depth that parents can enjoy it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bianca mora | 1/24/2014

    " so far this book is about a girl whos parents are getting a divorce and she is getting the feeling that its the end of the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tymia | 1/18/2014

    " I just started to read this book im not quite done yet but i give it a 5 so far... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha | 1/13/2014

    " I remember loving this book as a kid. My daughter devoured it recently- so I imagine it still works its magic on the young. Skimming it now... I see more social differences between the 70's and today than insight into what divorce is like for a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/2/2014

    " It's one of those books where a preteen deals with things she shouldn't have to and because of her home life she doesn't know if she could ever take the chance to ever get married. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winnie | 12/24/2013

    " This one really made me see that it was NOT the end of the world... yet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 â™ Miriamâ™ | 12/21/2013

    " THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD BOOK! anyone can read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz Gibbs | 11/26/2013

    " A young girl and her siblings discover their parents are getting divorced. The anger, hope of reconciliation, and fear that she describes seem very realistic. I highly recommend this book for children whose parents are getting divorced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inkheartfan | 10/11/2013

    " Teaches you a good lesson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 *CrAzY-PeRFeCtNeSs!!!! | 8/26/2013

    " I know I read this book a long time ago and i know I really liked it and I think I even read It again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristal Espinosa | 7/6/2013

    " this book is about a girl how her parents are getting divorced and shes super upset and she thinks her world is ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 5/21/2013

    " this is about how a girl gets through a divorce that her parents are going through. Personally i didnt like this book. There was not one word i liked in it i would give it 1 star but i feel bad for how bad it really was. My advice if you like drama read the book. If you dont, dont read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yadira Aguirre | 3/7/2013

    " It is a good book. I give it 4 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 August West | 12/14/2012

    " i loved this book so much because i can really relate to the main character because me parents are divorced as well. i often really enjoy books that i can relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 11/7/2012

    " oh man, this is such a period piece! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shreya Hari | 10/19/2012

    " Pretty good book. Deals with life problems, and how children approach them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi Johnson | 10/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this one. It's told from the perspective of Karen, an 11 year old middle child whose parents are going through a divorce. That's not something I ever experienced growing up but it was still well done and something I found myself being able to relate to, albeit impartially. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Brosnan | 5/30/2012

    " I've really been enjoying re-reading books from my youth lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia.712 | 4/18/2012

    " This book was good and had an easy topic to relate to since a lot of people go through the hard times of their parents being divorced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vanessa | 2/18/2012

    " felt like this was good emotional kind of book LQTM!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 11/1/2011

    " Warm, witty and wise. An easy read for tweens that has enough depth that parents can enjoy it too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 10/13/2011

    " This deeply affected me as a child. It can help a little girl understand the situation (of divorce) if there's no one to help her in real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmin | 10/12/2011

    " Amazing it will blow your mind "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat | 9/2/2011

    " Eh. I realize that this was written in another time period but still not a great read. There was no plot! Hey, I love an issues book, but there has to be some kind of plot! This just made me wish I was reading (and crying over) BLUBBER instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 6/29/2011

    " Madison and i read it best book ever
    has to do with divorce
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 6/29/2011

    " I'm revisiting Judy Blume as an adult and enjoying the ride. This book prepared me for what I would go through in the years to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 6/5/2011

    " She goes through having her parents seperate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 5/9/2011

    " I enjoyed this one. It's told from the perspective of Karen, an 11 year old middle child whose parents are going through a divorce. That's not something I ever experienced growing up but it was still well done and something I found myself being able to relate to, albeit impartially.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige | 3/8/2011

    " i HAVE NEVER READ IT BEFORE BUT IT IS ON MY LIST TO READ.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yareli | 12/16/2010

    " its a relly good book and i know how that girl feels because Iwent thrue evrthing she went thrue and sometimes I feel the same way as her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 3/31/2007

    " In true Judy Blume, girls-coming-of-age fashion, a girl must deal with her parents' divorce. (At least, I'm pretty sure this is the one about divorce). "

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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

Becca Battoe is a film and television actor, as well as an audiobook narrator. Her film roles include appearances on television shows such as Scrubs and Invasion. Other roles include Equity stage performances in Cats, Ug the Caveman Musical, and Shadow Hour. An AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, she is best known for her narration of the bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James. She currently lives in Los Angeles.