Many of her books have been challenged for their frank discussions of teenage sexuality, among other topics, but Judy Blume's work has been loved by readers for more then 40 years.

By Nora Horvath
Updated February 12, 2018
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Advertisement
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
– From Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret To buy: $6; amazon.com.
| Credit: Penguin Random House

There are few authors that have taught us as much as Judy Blume. Although many of her books have been banned and challenged throughout the years for their frank discussions of teenage sexuality, among other topics, her work has been loved by readers for more then 40 years.

Whether we were laughing, crying or just learning more about life and love, we always found something new and wonderful between the pages of a Judy Blume book. To celebrate her 80th birthday, on February 12, 2018, here are some of our favorite quotes from her stories.

Related Items

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
Credit: Penguin Random House

1 “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I just told my mother I want a bra. Please help me grow God. You know where.”

– From Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret



To buy: $6; amazon.com.

Forever, by Judy Blume
Credit: Amazon

2 “It's funny how you can grow away from your friends, when just a few years ago they were the most important people in your life.” 

– From Forever


To buy: $13; amazon.com.

In The Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
Credit: Penguin Random House

3 “Life is a series of unlikely events, isn’t it? Hers certainly is. One unlikely event after another, adding up to a rich, complicated whole. And who knows what’s still to come?”

– From In The Unlikely Event


To buy: $7; amazon.com.

Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume
Credit: Penguin Random House

4 “Some people never get over their first loves. They spend their whole lives trying to recapture the thrill. Sometimes, after fifty years they get back together. They meet at some reunion or other and realize they were meant to be together.” 

– From Summer Sisters


To buy: $12; amazon.com.

It's Not the End of the World, by Judy Blume
Credit: Penguin Random House

5 “Suppose there aren't any more A + days once you get to be twelve? Wouldn't that be something! To spend the rest of your life looking for an A + day and not finding it.” 

– From It's Not the End of the World



To buy: $8; amazon.com.