This is the first of the thank you notes which I meant to be a main part of this blog. But so far I have been lazy and mainly posted links to things. I posted something about her a while back on my other blog, but it was less than happy.
Anyway, I think Judy Blume is a person who deserves thanks. As a pre-teen I read many of her books – they were both an escape and an education. Forever in particular sticks out in my mind as a positive and realistic potrayal of a respectful, happy sexual relationship between teenagers. Which is not something I came across a lot. And I read pretty much everything I could get my hands on.
When I sent a supportive message she (or one of her minions, maybe) sent a nice thank you note back. So I encourage you to do the same.