Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales ...When Linda innocently reads out her class project, ...Show synopsisBlubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales ...When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can't help it if she's fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she's too scared. When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim - and what's worse, Linda is now on their side ...Judy Blume has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.Hide synopsis
Blubber (Yearling Books) – Trade paperback (1986)
Trade paperback, Yearling Books 1986
ISBN: 0440407079 ISBN-13: 9780440407072
Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it's like when she, too, becomes a target.Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate and then finds out what it's like when she, too, becomes a target.Hide
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Selina's review is erroneous. I don't think she actually read the book. Blubber is not about a group of kids who
befriends an overweight girl they think is mean. It's the exact opposite.
Linda Fisher is an overweight girl who makes the mistake of doing her class report on whales. As a result, Wendy, the most popular girl in class, and pals begin to ruthlessly torment Linda by calling her Blubber and subjecting her to various forms of humiliation.
It's told from the POV of another classmate who reluctantly is pulled along the trajectory of the teasing partly due to peer pressure and partly due to fear of becoming the next victim.
This is a raw and honest look at bullying and peer pressure which is just as relevant today as it was 35 years ago.
In this day and age of obesity in children its nice to see a story dealing with such sensitive material. First impressions are not always right. The girls in the grade school class realize this when they befriend an over weight girl who they beleived at first to be mean. This sweet coming of age story is great for girls. It teaches ablout tolerence and inner beauty.
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