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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5T3.826941
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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published on December 1, 1982 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
ISBN-10: 0027110109
ISBN-13: 9780027110104
29 Book Reviews
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  • xxpish
    xxpishThursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm55 stars
    This book is pretty good so far. It is written very well, and the story line with the whole BLUBBER nickname is really sad, when you think that things like that happen every day. It makes you really think carefully about making sure that you think before you speak.
    • edmodo-f7utzp5xxc
      edmodo-f7utzp5xxcMonday, August 5, 2013 at 1:18 pm55 starsFeatured
      The book ''Blubber'' is a book that I think kids of every age and grade should read in one point in their life. It tells kids how it feels to tease somebody else and feel how exactly like to be the target. The book was ok, it was not one of my favorites but I still think it should be reccomended. In this book I will be telling you in this bok review, about some of the things I liked and did not like about this book. One thing that I liked is that the way how Linda one of the characters that got bullied handlded it. Linda would indeed cry when some of her classmates teased her but there were times when she was brave to keep on comming to school. If it was me I don't think that I would ever want to go back. In order to support this statement, it says in page 133 ''...my mother is going to drive me to school from now on'' Linda said after telling her mom about getting teased. A next thing that Iliked about this book was Jill the main character and her friend Tracy and how they are best friends. They both are best friends and I love it how they just know that they are meant to be best friends and to be honest with you it kind of reminds me of me and my best friends. But to prove Tracy's and Jill's friendship it says on pages 155-156 ''Some people are always changing best friends. I'm glad me and Tracy aren't that way.'' Those are two of the very few things that I liked about this book. I have a few negatives dealing with this book and one of them are is that Jill's parents don't exactly punish her the right way. I will prove this statement on page''But you will have to face the consquences.'' Jill's dad said after Jill put rotten eggs in someone;s mailbox. But I felt Jill should of at least of gotten grounded to make it more realistic. One more negative thing is that Jill at first was a little nice to Linda but then got way too mean. In order to prove that Jill was becoming to mean it says''Tracy had a blue chalk with her and she snapped it in half and both of us laughed like crazy as we wroteBlubber lives here all over the street.'' Blubber is Linda's nick name. Who knew a 5th grader could be so mean, right? Even though I personally did not like this book all that much, but I think people of all ages should read it becuase it will tell them how it may feel like your powerful teasing somebody but you could also be in a spot where you are the one being teased non-stop. So... let's all help the world stop with the terrible situation with bullying!
      • snow_angel101
        snow_angel101Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:56 am
        You have a great point of view for this book 😋
      • bookish5
        bookish5Monday, August 5, 2013 at 4:31 am55 stars
        Just like all other Judy Blume books I have read, this book was really interesting, inspiring, and fun to read. I think most all of J.B's books teach some sort of lesson in some kind of way and this book really showed that.
        • ocelot
          ocelotMonday, July 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm55 stars
          Jill goes along with the rest of her fifth grade class in bullying a classmate. Then she too realizes what it's like when she gets bullyed.
          • star101
            star101Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm55 stars
            this is a really good book so far i think it is kind of confusing in the beginning but it is getting better i think other kids like me should try reading this book. It is about a girl named Jane that is all i will tell you if you want to find out more look it up! also for the boys say eeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww a girl book! there are boys in it too she also has a brother. and diary of a wimpy kid is not just for boys i personally LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! read this book because it is cool. add me to your idogo and see what i have to say about more things.
            • sillylily
              sillylilyMonday, July 8, 2013 at 11:05 am33 stars
              Blubber is about two best friends, but one of them lets another person tell them what to do and make them do mean things. The girl she was picking on started picking on her, and she learned it wasn't nice to pick on others because they both didn't like it.
              • banana3303
                banana3303Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm
                This is a great book for anyone who thinks bullying is wrong!
                • banana3303
                  banana3303Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:27 pm
                  Good
                  • banana3303
                    banana3303Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm
                    This is a good book I read it and it is funny
                    • edmodo-b64vmhdq8w
                      edmodo-b64vmhdq8wMonday, June 10, 2013 at 9:45 am
                      how is the book