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I just thought I'd post this interview with Judy Blume that I found on another discussion board. I never read many of her books when I was growing up, but now I wish I had! She is an incredibly intelligent woman, and I think it's really wonderful she cares so much about teens being told the truth about sexuality and sexual relationships.

It's short, but everything is very well spoken:

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Really great interview. I love the part about censorship. It's so sad that people are like that, that they want to control so much about not only their children's lives, but other people's children's lives. I really do think a lot of it stems from religious suppression of sex and sexuality.
We (my siblings and I) had a lot of her books growing up. I remember that "Forever" was always hidden from me and my sister when we were little (we were the youngest ones in the family). Not that we didn't find it anyways. [Smile] My best friend had always loved "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" herself. I can't really remember my favorite though.

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Awesome link-- a good read. [Smile]
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Nice interview. I really like Judy Blume. I wish more adults were that open-minded and weren't scared of teens and their sexuality.

You guys should read "Summer Sisters" by Blume if you haven't. An EXCELLENT book. I loved it so much.

"...There was nothing else left, nothing in the world but his fingers and the delirious incoherent frenzy of pure sensation they sent spiraling through me, as though I were an instrument vibrating with the exquisite hymns of the angels."

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