While Blume is a genius, in my opinion everything went downhill with "Superfudge," which was Blume's version of the Ewok forest in "Return of the Jedi." The Fudge character wasn't annoying enough to ruin "Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing," but he became the literary version of "Caillou" in all the spin-offs -- promoting the idea that bratty whining kids should be indulged. Stupid Fudge.
Dude, am I the only person out there who doesn't hate the Ewoks? I know I'm supposed to, but I just can't. First off, I was the exact right age when they appeared. And secondly, c'mon! The sounds they make? Awesome. Yub yub. Oh, right. Yes, Judy Blume is cool.
• Reviews, spoilers and ARCs. I had no idea that Stephenie Meyer freaked out about New Moon spoilers. Huh.