Judy Blume would have been a great read for me when I was in 7th grade but I didn’t know about her. It was a lonely time in my coming of age story and frankly I remained an undeveloped outlier until the age of 17.
Whenever I meet a woman who was also a a late bloomer, I feel incredibly connected to them.
“You mean you didn’t get your period til your senior year either?”
This conversation was always uniquely bonding as the self consciousness of those teen years was defined by the obsessive impatience of growing breasts and bra stuffing.
So here comes Judy Blume on the screen and it’s guaranteed to become a great conversation starter for BA50s reminiscing about our adolescence.
Did you read Judy Blume?
Here’s Jane Pauley’s Amazing Review followed by the trailer talking about “Judy Blume’s beloved coming-of-age story which is finally reaching the screen, in a movie adaptation introducing Abby Ryder Fortson as Margaret and Academy Award-nominee Rachel McAdams as her mother. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with real-life mom McAdams about bursting into fame with “Mean Girls” and “The Notebook,” and then hitting pause on starring roles; and why she’s back in the long-awaited film of “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.”