In The Unlikely Event: Judy Blume’s Still Got It

When I heard that Judy Blume’s newest book featured a whole town full of characters, and readers needed to take notes to keep track of them, I wasn’t excited. As a child I loved Blume’s writing because she was so good at getting inside the minds of her characters. She knew them intimately and knew how to get us, the reader, to adore them. That was the whole point of reading a new Blume book for me – I wanted to fall in love with some new, adult characters, just like I had with Fudgie, Margaret and Forever’s Katherine. How was I supposed to do that with a whole town full of characters? I know Judy Blume’s good, but is she that good?

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