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24 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

Review for the book <Blubber> by Judy Blume

I read the book written by Judy Blume. This book is based on girls named Jill and Tracy. They go around doing naughty things and bullying a girl named Linda Fischer the .

I generally liked the story because it was hilarious, descriptive, and fun...
I read the book written by Judy Blume. This book is based on girls named Jill and Tracy. They go around doing naughty things and bullying a girl named Linda Fischer the .

I generally liked the story because it was hilarious, descriptive, and fun. However, there were things I did not like about this book. One part was that this book described bullying as a fun thing to do so in that case I was little bit disappointed by the fact.

Second reason is that there aren't many loving but a lot of hate such as bullying and name calling. Like "Blubber" or "Smelly Whale". I was expecting a friendship between Linda and Jill but got even worse instead. So I would like it if there were more love and friendship in this story.

Another thing that disappointed me was that there was no lesson I learned after reading the story. The story was itself was fun but it did not impress my heart at all. Instead it sort of gave me bad feeling because of the swear words that came out like "Bit-" or "Dumb a-".

Third, some parts were very evil and gruesome. This is one of the part that made me very angry. The girls made Linda Fisher eat a big ant covered in chocolate and threw rotten eggs at the neighbor's mail box and etc. I think these parts will influence the kids in a bad way.

As a result I would recommend this book to people with age over 14 but not to younger (especially not the elementary kids).

posted by Howard92 on March 26, 2009

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7 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Omg

I am linda ( aka blubber) and i canot belive how many of u like this book it is so repetitive and not nice to ME!!! How dare u!! Its like all u gyz r bullying ME!!! I HATE U ALL!!!!!!!!!

posted by 10555262 on April 16, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Omg

    I am linda ( aka blubber) and i canot belive how many of u like this book it is so repetitive and not nice to ME!!! How dare u!! Its like all u gyz r bullying ME!!! I HATE U ALL!!!!!!!!!

    7 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2003

    inaproprite

    if the reader is over weight at all or just a larger child and wieghs more you shouldn't read this book. one of my close friends read this book at the same age as the girls in the book and she is not fat just VERY muscular and she weighed 10 pounds more then linda. SO she had to see a doctor and she has never been the same!! so this book is a very un thought over book!

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    I'm an adult that bought this book for something to do. I find

    I'm an adult that bought this book for something to do. I find children's literature fascinating. I didn't particularly care for this book because I don't think it fulfills it's potential purpose. I thought this book was supposed to discourage bullying--I don't think it does. For one thing, I feel like the author focuses points the finger at the victim of the bullying instead of the perpetrators. If the story was from the point of view of the victim instead of a bully, it may be different. I feel that children's books should focus on teaching kids to reflect inwardly instead of criticizing others. I think Linda, the victim, may have had her faults but she definitely did not deserve the harassment she received at the hands of others.Jill, the protagonist, does many things that show a lack of moral fiber. Although she gets punished a little--both for her treatment of Linda and some of the other things she did--she doesn't honestly seem sorry for any of it. She never says, &quot;I bet Linda felt this way too; maybe I should not have treated her like that&quot;. I'm not saying kids books should all talk about perfect children--afterall, it is nice to be able to relate to people in literature. I just disagree entirely with the &quot;moral&quot; of this book. I think the author is trying to show that we shouldn't let others walk all over us. That IS a really good lesson--but I think based on the nature of some of the things in this book, she should have also talked about the importance of treating others like human beings.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    SAD

    Poor linda I do not know why judy wrote this book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 2, 2013

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