Paperback - 1986
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Blubber is a good name for her , the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn't want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween.

But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room.

That's where it all starts. There's something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth-grade class want to see how far they can go -- but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.

A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year
Publisher: New York : Yearling, 1986
ISBN: 9780440407072


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Mar 10, 2018

It was fine

Jun 21, 2016

This book does have some bad language, but over-all it is a very good book. :)

Julia Reagon Sep 30, 2015

LOVE Judy Blume!!!

SpringAltman Jul 17, 2014

When Jill joins in to pick on another child in her class, she never stopped to think what it would feel like to be picked on herself.
That would never happen... would it?

Oct 17, 2013

Really good.

lakevilla_IDOL Dec 13, 2012

This is a great book to read on anti-bullying. In the novel, there is an overweight classmate that gets bullied. Jill is going along with the rest of the class in mistreating her. Little does Jill know what it feels like to be tormented until it actually happens to her. I reccomend this book to any student in the fifth-grade who can relate or remember this experience happening.

ceecee Jun 26, 2008

A story of grade school bullying amongst a group of girls.


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AL_SUSANW Oct 31, 2016

Fifth grader Jill is swept up in a group of kids who bully classmate Linda until she becomes the target.

Jun 29, 2015

It's about a girl named Jill and is being a bully with the almost the whole class to Linda. They called her blubber and made her eat stuff and etc


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