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By Judy Blume | Comments: ( 289 ) | Date: ( Jul 06, 2020 )

Karen Newman has decided she ll never get married Just look at her parents All they do is fight And now Karen s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can t bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend She s never felt so aloneKaren Newman has decided she ll never get married Just look at her parents All they do is fight And now Karen s dad has moved out of the house and he and her mom are talking about divorce Her older brother has locked himself away in his room, her little sister is a mess, and she can t bring herself to talk about any of it with her best friend She s never felt so alone Yet in spite of everything Karen is sure she can set things right again if only she can get her parents together in the same room Or will her fantasy backfire

  • Title: It's Not the End of the World
  • Author: Judy Blume
  • ISBN: 9780307817693
  • Page: 450
  • Format: ebook

About Author:

Judy Blume

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as Are You There God It s Me, Margaret Blubber Just as Long as We re Together and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters Smart Women and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty one languages She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.Judy received a B.S in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement Other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation She serves on the boards of the Author s Guild the Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators the Key West Literary Seminar and the National Coalition Against Censorship.Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980 s she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers.Judy has completed a series of four chapter books The Pain the Great One illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson She has co written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new novel.Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast They have three grown children and one grandchild.

Comments It's Not the End of the World

  • Angelina

    This is what I remember from this book:1. Karen had a desk made from someone else's old dining room hutch.2. She took a bubble bath with a girl.3. The tone is similar to the movie "The Secret Lives of Girls"4. The diorama has glitter and sparkles that had to be vacuumed up when the thing was smashed into bits and tossed on the carpet.5. They go to Hojo's and have to eat their bad food while hearing some equally upsetting news.

  • Josiah

    I love Fudge and the other tremendously fun characters whom Judy Blume has created, but I have to say that it's really her books like It's Not the End of the World that have most captured my admiration and attention. When Judy Blume writes a book like It's Not the End of the World, taking on serious issues that affect families to their very core, it feels as if she's writing about something that really has happened. Her text is mostly unadorned by long use of descriptive phrase and other flowery [...]

  • Frederick Brooke

    Great book for kids going through a divorce, even if a few of the details date the book. Karen Newman is perfectly drawn, and her brother Jeff is just right as well. I love it that their mother is far from perfect, smashing figurines on the floor, putting her head down on her plate to cry and getting gravy in her hair. Typical Judy Blume, an unsentimental snapshot of a marriage breaking up, from the kids' point of view. Good reading for all ages.

  • Manasvi Karki

    What I like about the book is, it is realistic. It doesn't give hopes of surreal future, nor has the touch of fairy tales to it. Its what we experience in our lives - failures, disappointment, that feeling when even though we try so hard for something, sometimes we don't succeed. And eventually, we'll learn to live with it. It's rare, and I appreciate it in a book, in a writer.

  • Maggie Ollmann

    Personal Response I thought the book,It’s Not the End of the World, was good. The story was relatable for me. My parents are divorced, so I was able to relate to Karen and her siblings. The divorce went over better for my parents though. I thought it was good Karen was able to make a good friend with someone she could talk to about what was going on in her life. PlotKaren’s parents were fighting, about almost everything. The mom, Ellie, got mad at the dad, Bill, for not being around. When ta [...]

  • Selcen Dag

    It’s Not The End Of The World Book ReviewPart 1: Summarize the beginning of the story.It’s Not the End of the World was written by Judy Blume in 1972, it is a young-adult novel.The story is about Karen’s (main character) family’s decision. In the beginning of the story Karen lives in her family which includes a brother, a little sister, mum and dad. Karen’s father and mother always argue with each other, so they cannot eat their meal with together. One day, they argue again; but this t [...]

  • Leigh

    Fantastic book for middle grade kids about divorce. I never read this one when I was younger, but lately I've been into Judy Blume and either re-reading her children's novels, or catching the ones I missed. My parents did divorce when I was 16, so this book absolutely resonated with me. I got choked up at the part when Karen tries to come up with alternate theories as to what is happening (Daddy has to sell the furniture store!); I did the same thing in the weeks leading up to my parents' split, [...]

  • Jenn O'Brien

    Even though I am beyond the Judy Blume years, I still think she writes well for at that time, young adults, now tweens. It is simple, straightforward, what is happening to me in this weird time of my life language.Mom found this book at a garage sale. It was one I had not read, so she picked it up for me. The copyright page says the book was originally written in 1972, and although the story itself (divorce) is still relevant, the setting is certainly showing its age. The main character talked a [...]

  • Jennifer Margulis

    Karen is in sixth grade. She rates her day in the journal at night. Lately her days have been getting bad grades. Her parents are fighting nonstop. The nasty things they say to each other, in front of their three children (Karen has an older brother and a younger sister) are devastating. They just can't get along anymore. Karen's father moves out and her parents announce they are getting divorced. It feels like the end of the world. Karen tries desperately to devise a way to get her parents back [...]

  • I'd So Rather Be Reading Nat

    I loved Judy Blume growing up, and when I saw It's Not the End of the World on my library's e-book list, I thought, "why not?" and decided to read it. I did not realize that this book is more of a middle-grade novel, but it was still good enough for me to finish it.Karen is 12, and a middle child. Her older brother Jeff is her mother's favorite child, and her younger sister Amy is her father's favorite. Karen quickly learns that in matters of divorce, it's better to be no one's favorite.Karen cy [...]


    I read this book when it came out in 1972, I was 11 at the time and a massive reader then as now. My progressive in reading went from Dr Seuss, to Frances Lattimore and Carolyn Haywood, to Beverly Cleary and last but not least Judy Blume.I had no memory of this book at all, after all 44 years is a long time. I was surprized to see the word bastard in a kid's book, then it struck that that is the reason so many of Judy's books are on the banned books list. I loved it - I probably enjoyed it now a [...]

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    Grade: BI was a child in the 1970s, when I first read Judy Blume's groundbreaking book IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD. At the time, I didn't know anyone with divorced parents and by the time I graduated high school, I only knew of a handful. Kids today probably know as many untraditional families as they do families with a mom and dad. Add that to a lack of electronics and this book feels dated. The feelings Karen experiences are as relevant today as they were yesterday, albeit perhaps for a youn [...]

  • Kelly Hager

    3.5 starsThis one is about Karen, whose parents are getting divorced. She, her older brother and her younger sister have different ways of dealing with this. Karen's way is to try and figure out how to get her parents back together. (It's not a spoiler to say that THAT particular plan doesn't go well.)I think my favorite thing about this is the fact that Karen's parents are good people. It's not that one is mean or cheated or whatever---these are two people who love their kids but who don't love [...]

  • Sunday Cummins

    This book was written in 1972. You wouldn't know except for the missing cell phones. These young teens and parents do not text or twitter. Yet this book about a family that experiences the turmoil of the parents' divorce is still relevant, still fresh and will still move you as a reader/listener. Karen, the main character, middle child, 12 years old - reasons her way through the different family members' responses to this experience, trying to make sense of what was happening. The scenes between [...]

  • Veronica Sanchez

    I think it was a good book because it showed about children dealing with their parents getting divorced and how they have to understand everything their parents are dealing with. Also, it shows that how the children might be affected about the divorce like it could affect them in their school work or it might start putting things in their head and start to worry about things that they shouldn't think about. In this book, it shows about friendship and how sometimes you have to trust your friends [...]

  • Paige

    Spot-on for emotions whirling during a divorce, for both the kids involved and the parents. Well done book. Only thing I didn't like (though it may be a real book, with out-dated and therefore pretty bad research) was a divorce book for kids that was cited several times in the novel. The information was often wrong, and always insensitive. But the novel itself was good and often countered what the divorce book said, which was good.

  • Carrie

    Another re-read from my childhood. I kept waiting for the part where the main character plucks off all her eyebrows, then gets in trouble for not taking her sunglasses off at school. Then, I realized I had it confused with a similarly-themed Paula Danziger book. Still good, though--I love reading a book in 45 minutes. Makes me feel so smart.

  • Kaitlyn

    Judy Blume has recently became one of my favorite authors. This book was amazing! I was actually looking forward to reading, when it came to the book. I would really encourage you to reading this book. It is absolutely amazing!

  • Christian Singer

    During separation and divorce kids can go through a range of emotions and struggle with a lot of questions. Judy Blume handles the issue of divorce well in this book. For kids in the throes of divorce this is a good read.

  • 3no0odan

    2018 book number : (1)It’s not the end of the worldAuthor Jody BlumePages (211)My opinion:I really like the story the whole idea is about divorce and what can divorce do to children And how it can influence on them ! The author or the writer wrote this story before showing it to people because she actually wrote it fro her husband because her marriage was in trouble and she wouldn’t able to admit it so that why she wrote this book to show that divorce isn’t the best choice for any couples [...]

  • Jessica

    I don't come from a broken home. I was one of the few kids in my neighborhood whose parents weren't divorced, or separated, or miserable with one another. They had 4 kids, and did the best they could by us. I can count on one hand the amount of times I heard them really scream and yell at one another. It was not a regular occurence. But for Karen and her siblings in It's Not the End of the World, that is not the case. Karen writes in her journal about who started the fight, either her father or [...]

  • Samantha

    I love Judy Blume, and I feel like she covered so many topics so beautifully. I learned a lot from her as a kid, and I wish I could personally thank this woman for that. Even now as an adult her books bring me a lot of comfort and happiness, and I don't expect that will ever change.While I did not personally experience divorce as a kid, I had a few friends who did have parents who split up. My best friend's mom and dad even split up, and it was hard for me to know what to say to her. I wish I ha [...]

  • Lindsay

    This book is about 12 year old (I think that's her age) Karen who finds out that her parent's are getting a divorce. I can't remember any of my friends parents getting divorced while growing up, but this would have been a good book for them to read. This book if from the '70s, but I think it would still help kids understand a little about what's going on with their parents. I didn't like how mean the kids were to the mom, like it was all the mom's fault that the parents are breaking up. But I su [...]

  • Alexa Zuniga

    It’s Not the End of the World by Judy Blume is about 12 year old Karen whose parents are constantly fighting.One day, Karen’s parents decide they want to get divorced. When Karen hears this news, she feels as if her life is over. Karen tries as best as she could to persuade her parents to not go through with it, but they do anyway. And there’s so much more drama: her brother running away, meeting a new girl that lives in an apartment near her dad’s new apartment (whose parents are also d [...]

  • Moncerrat Gudino Valdez

    I just finished reading "It's Not the End of the World", a realistic fiction book written by Judy Blume. This book it's about a teenage girl named Karen that has been going threw her parents planning to get divorced. Karen is scared that her parents will get separated so Karen is trying to not make them get divorced or separated. I really liked this book because it was interesting when she describes how she feels, so mostly I liked it because it was descriptive. I would recommend this book to so [...]

  • Karen

    I always liked Judy Blume's children's books when I was a kid and wanted to reread this one before releasing. This would be a good book for a young girl whose parents are going through a divorce. It follows Karen's denial and later acceptance of her parents' pending divorce and all the problems the children have to deal with during and after. It wouldn't be a bad idea for the parents to read it either

  • Kimberly

    I understand the importance of a book like this. The subject of divorce is hard to understand, especially for a child. The main problem I had with this book is that it felt unfinished. There were also scenes between the parents that felt almost too real. The fights were uncomfortable and made me feel like I was spying on people. In the end, Karen started to accept her parents divorce and was trying to move on. Sad to say that this was far from my favorite by Judy Blume.

  • Slow Man

    I think more young readers should read books by Judy Blume. She writes about real life issues and it is a great comfort to be able to read some important issues that concerns the teens.This book is about divorce. How do the children feel when their parents are going through a divorce? What can the kids turn to to make it less painful and worrying? There are many questions.

  • Lisa

    Once again, during an anxiety spiral, I prescribed myself a hefty dose of Blume salve. Reading about a young, anxious girl and her problems always pulls me out of my own head.Thanks for the help Judes!

  • لَمْيَاء سُلطَان

    good novel it is not so exiting . the end was baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad . i didn’t wait all these time to surprise with bad ending :( . but in general . i like the way the action came . the novel . also . helped me with my english . but i have wished a better end .

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