Book Review–It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume



This is the 30th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge.

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It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume
Published 1972

I want a mother and a father and I want them to live together-right here-in this house!

Karen Newman can’t believe it when her father moves out.  How could her parents do this?  Don’t they know they belong together?  Somehow Karen has to get her mom and dad to talk to each other face-to-face.  Maybe then they’ll realize divorce is a mistake.  But can she think of a plan soon-and one that works?



A good middle-grade book for kids who may have parents who are divorcing or separating. While my parents divorced when I was too young to remember, this book was easy to relate to because sometimes there are a lot of questions and what-ifs involved with this situation. It seems more difficult for kids whose parents separate when they are older than it is for those of us whose parents did so earlier.

While not aimed at my audience, I still found myself enjoying this. I even got a bit angry with Karen’s father during one scene so it was easy to get attached to the characters. Definitely recommended for middle-grade/pre-teens.













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