My book club read this one. I read it for the first time in the grade. Teen sexuality told in real terms. Judy Blume is awesome. She is the queen of teen books and was writing YA before YA was a "thing"!
Beverly Cleary book covers are classics. Often, there was nothing more exciting than getting a new Cleary book and seeing what kind of young adult dramas were playing out on the page, lovingly illustrated by artists like Louis Darling and Alan Tiegreen.
The ramona series by Beverly Cleary. Her characterization of both the girls felt so real to me as a child. I picked up a book in a waiting room a year ago and was stunned to find how real the characterization of the parents were, as well.
10 children's books that would make amazing movies
We may have all been wrong about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: Whole generations of readers regard the Judy Blume novel as utter menstrual mythology. Read it as an adult, though, and you'll see that it’s so much more. I re-read the book recen…