On Judy Blume's 76th Birthday, Let's Remember the 8 Most Life-Changing Moments in Her Books

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If you were needing a reason to celebrate, look no further: today is Judy Blume's 76th birthday. Blume, one of the most popular and beloved authors of the past several decades, brought us titles like Frecklejuice and Deenie, books that have touched generation after generation, and she's shown no sign of slowing down. Last year, she co-wrote and produced the film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and every few weeks, there are new tweets (yes, Blume uses Twitter) about the progress she's making on her new book.

For readers everywhere, it's impossible to imagine a childhood, adolescence, or even adulthood without Blume's books and all the valuable lessons they contain. Women, especially, have benefited quite a bit from Blume's novels; with all of the information about boys, bras, sex, love, and marriage that they contain, to call the author's works "life-changing" would be a bit of an understatement.

In honor of Blume's birthday, let's take a look back at the eight most life-changing moments for women from Judy Blume's many beloved books.

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