Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Judy Blume / Sep 21, 2019

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE When Sally s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of she is excited and nervous at the same time What will school be like in Flori

  • Title: Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
  • Author: Judy Blume
  • ISBN: 9780440482536
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • Also see Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN ACE ACE 1 When Sally s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time What will school be like in Florida Will she make any friends Will she fit in so far away from home Miami Beach has so many things to worry and wonder about, Sally is in for one unforgettable winter

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      • 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.


    1. I thought about giving this a five, and it might deserve one.This is Judy Blume's best book. It's written for a younger crowd than her Puberty books, and Sally's concerns lie in the elementary school horrors of shame and embarrassment and trying to fit in. These are conveyed spectacularly well, as when she discovers upon moving to Florida that there are no doors on the bathroom stalls at her new school. Imagine!! The details in this book -- the social necessity of not wearing socks, the way the [...]

    2. "Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself" is my favorite book. It's about ten-year-old Sally who moves to Maimi Beach for the winter since her brother has a kidney infection and needs to stay in warmth. The book takes place in the post World War Two era. The book doesn't really have a main conflict, but you see Sally encounter world conflicts through naive eyes. She questions segregation a lot and she gets the same answers from adults: That's just the way things are. You also see Sally encounter e [...]

    3. What a strange book! From old ladies who look like Adolph Hitler to experiencing WWII from the safety of Florida, Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself is a wonderful but complicated coming-of-age tale.

    4. So my mother found a stack of book reviews I did in elementary school as part of my class competition for who could read the most books in one year. In her endless quest to clean out my paraphernalia from her house, they are now with me. I guess there were shades of GR back then--I won. Here is a random book review from the middle of the pack. Warning, I was a terrible and still am a terrible speller. Thank goodness for spell check! Otherwise I probably would have had to become an engineer :)

    5. I know that Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself supposedly is very much autobiographical in scope, and with this salient truth in mind, I do to a certain point very much applaud Judy Blume for not in any way sugar-coating or attempting to make light of the fact that once Sally (who is obviously based on the author herself), her mother and ailing older brother have moved to Florida (because of Douglas' nephritis), she absolutely despises her elderly neighbour Mr. Zavodsky and actually believes [...]

    6. One of the first books I truly considered a "favorite." Judy Blume was in New York doing a reading my freshmen year of college -- not having my copy with me, I bought a new copy of this beloved favorite and had her sign it. I couldn't stop gushing about how much I loved this book :o)Superb characters, this is a book that has always "stuck with me." I often think of and remember little bits and pieces from the story. One of those books that seems to get better and better every time you re-read it [...]

    7. Just re-read this 30+ years after my first read. Timeless. It's Judy Blume's most autobiographical novel & one of her best, I think.

    8. Do you ever have the desire to go back to your younger days & reread some of the first books that ignited your passion of reading? For me, it was Judy Blume: from "Are You There God? It's me, Margaret" to "Forever". Judy Blume writes her books w/ a clarity & insight that always spoke to me & answered some of my own questions. Whether it's a 10yr old girl post WWII or a 15yr old boy struggling w/ an inner demon & how to navigate the teen years, Blume's books spoke to me & I'm [...]

    9. This was thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining!! Sally is so funny and sweet. Highly recommend and I can't wait to read more by Judy Blume!

    10. I was recently reminded of this after a conversation about the rarity of children's books about Jews that aren't all Holocaust all the time. I remembered loving this as a kid and am pleased that it stands up well to a rereading as an adult. Blume really is a good writer.[return][return]This is the story of Sally, a ten-year-old girl who moves from New Jersey to Florida with her mom, brother, and grandma after World War II, because her brother has been ill and winters down south are recommended f [...]

    11. Giving this five stars just because I re-read this so often it's a story that stayed with me. It also fuelled my childhood obsession with Judaism and WWII. (That and my sister's GCSE textbook). Things I learnt through this book:- Who Esther Williams is.- Numerous Yiddish expressions.Things I didn't learn 'til later:- None of my family would give me a decent response when I enquired what a 'bordello' was. And it wasn't in whatever sub-par dictionary I looked it up in.

    12. This is right after World War II. Sally is moving to Miami Beach in Florida because her brother dislocted his elbow and had a kidney infection. Sally's brother was so sick that her parents decided to go for the winter to Florida. Sally's dad will not go because of work. Sally meets friends and wants a Latin Lover meets a man called Mr. Zavodsky and finds him weird. Will Sally like Florida?I loved this book because it is about a normal girl who moved and is too worried. Sally misses her father ve [...]

    13. It's been years since I've read any books by Judy Blume, and even longer since I've read anything of hers outside of the Fudge series. I'd heard that some of her other books caused controversy, and, with this one, it's not hard to see why. Suggestive content aside, the good writing in this book was marred by a boring story and too many disparaging remarks about God. Readers of youth-oriented fiction can do much better.

    14. This is an early Judy Blume book about a 10 year old girl living in post war America. In it, Blume portrays misconceptions that can happen when kids don’t fully understand complicated events and how they fill in what they don’t know with their own ideas.Sally Jane Freedman likes her life in New Jersey. She has friends, including a best friend, and her family, mom, dad, older brother Douglas and maternal grandmother, Ma Fanny, all live in relative peace and harmony in a nice comfortable four [...]

    15. This was one of my favorite books from when I was a child. I overidentified with Sally (I also had a tendency to make up more interesting realities than my own) and I thought she was just really smart and fun.And now there are spoilers.Here's what I remembered going in: set shortly after World War II; Sally is Jewish and has several fantasies about saving her relatives who died in a concentration camp and killing Hitler; her older brother gets sick--something to do with his kidneys---and her gra [...]

    16. Sally J. Freedman and her family, Mom Louise, Dad Arnold and brother Doug finds themselves at a crossroads when part of the family moves to Miami from New Jersey. Douglas was stricken with a kidney infection, and although recovering, needs the warmth of the Miami sunshine to fully recover, or so the doctor says. Dad is left behind to work at his dental office. The family, although coping, misses each other. Sally finds new friends, makes up lavish and over-the-top, wildly concocted stories in he [...]

    17. Grade CAlthough World War II has just ended, ten-year-old Sally is still preoccupied with Hitler. She writes stories about her cousin, who died in his camps, and even thinks her new neighbor just might be Hitler in disguise.I loved bright, inquisitive Sally and all her creativity. I too wrote stories of peril when I was her age. STARRING SALLY J FREEDMAN AS HERSELF is a slice of life, period piece, one of Judy Blume's earliest and most autobiographical novel. As an adult, I enjoyed the story, bu [...]

    18. I read this book so many years ago - I was probably just about SJF's age - but it's amazing how I remember every detail. It's a brilliant take on a turbulent time through the eyes of a young girl. So many events as told by Sally, from the end of the war to sitting Shivah for her neighbors, seem so much more poignant, because the descriptions are without artifice. There is no real filter through Sally's eyes; we see everything because she doesn't know to look away. And her understanding of little [...]

    19. I loved this book as a child, and decided to comfort-read it this week. I picked up a copy at Salvation army for fifty cents a couple years ago, and it has been sitting on my shelf ever since. I always thought that the book was about Hawaii, but it's actually set in Miami. ;)I like the way Blume writes and the way that she deals with hard topics in a children's/teen book. Relationships, sex, breasts, babies, death and Hitler are all mentioned in this book. This book is set in 1947, but in many w [...]

    20. After reading my very first Judy Blume novel earlier this year, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, I couldn't resist reading another one of Ms. Blume's novels. So, I decided to read Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself as my next read by Judy Blume.Well, I couldn't have been more disappointed after reading Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself by Judy Blume!! I thought the leading character of Sally J. Freedman was so very annoying. In fact, I didn't like most of the characters in this novel [...]

    21. I used to looove this. I remember i felt super grown-up reading it because our library had the hard back edition which I thought was extra extra extra long. On re-read, it's still cute, but there's a few things that are fucked up. One is this weird "Latin Lovers" thing the main character goes on and on about, and there's also some fatphobia. Also, perhaps this only bothered me because I happened to read the two one right after the other, but a girl who is doesn't know how to swim, doesn't want t [...]

    22. I recently re-read this, along with a couple of other Judy Blume favourites, as I was writing some self-esteem sessions for teenaged girls and wanted to get back into my own headspace at that age. This is such a lovely book, and loses none of its charm for being read as an adult; in fact, I think the added charm is actually that I recognise so much of the behaviour of the adults in the stories as my own, now, and really appreciate the unique talent that Ms Blume hasin her ability to be right the [...]

    23. First sentence: "Can I have another jelly sandwich?" Sally asked her grandmother.Favorite quote: Just one more story before I finish packing, she thought.Although this is a fictional story it is autobiographical for the author. She lived much of what occurs with Sally living in Florida. This story was so honest and true to what a 10 year old girl goes through in the fifth grade. It could have been me at that age. Her stories were so imaginative. I loved how she gave her father loving treatments [...]

    24. Sally moves away from her home for the winter to Miami Beach for her brothers health. She was nervous about leaving her friends back at home in New Jersey and if she will make friends in Florida, will she like her new school, will she fit in?This was a really good book. I really liked Sally's personality how she wanted to be adventurous and she was always curious about new things and had a very active imagination. So if you like adventures and trying new things I recommend this book to you.

    25. I think this book was awesome . Why because this book was showing the life of sally . In the book it was telling about sally and her family going to Miami. Also how sally's brother fell down in the union woods and he got really sick. Also in the book they were showing how sally did like a person in Miami and she tried her best to not get next to the person.

    26. This is one of my favorite books from my childhood. I decided to re-read it the other day. Sally is such a loveable girl with an overactive imagination. I miss books like this for kids believable characters, no vampires Still thankful to Judy Blume, even after all these years.

    27. This was my favorite Judy Blume book. I borrowed it from the library so many times that the librarian suggested I read something else!

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