I was so worried that this might not be as wonderful as I remembered it. This was my fave book about friendship jealousy and breakups when I was younger and reading it now I still had all the same feelings.All of the book's breakups centre around best friends and families rather than any pointless boy crush related heartache. It was my first Judy Blume novel, and it captured perfectly the world of preteen girls that I was in the midst of experiencing. The story begins with Marley in a mid-life crisis and her sister not caring very much. The summary at the top is what I read on the back of the book. Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume. Just As Long As We're Together is my favorite by her. Judy Blume is an expert at depicting preteen suburban Jersey Girls in a way that reaches out to girls worldwide. “Sometimes I feel grown up and other times I feel like a little kid. YA/teen: girl moves & makes 2 new friends, I think one is Asian. It was absolutely amazing and I loved the drama! I was just a little too old to read this when it was first published in 1987, but the Guess? $12.95 $ 12. I have just modified one external link on Just as Long as We're Together (novel). So I already had a kinship with this book when I started and it just got better. It's more of a middle-grade read. Then Stephanie meets this girl named Allison. Surprisingly, it hasn't aged all that badly. So nostalgic. Rachel is Stephanie's best friend. Just as Long as We're Together (Paperback) Average Rating: (4.3) stars out of 5 stars 6 ratings, based on 6 reviews. This was my first 'obsession' book. See 1 question about Just as Long as We're Together…, Young Adult Series Books published in the 80s & 90s, SOLVED. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Winchester Pressing Vinyl release of Just As Long As We're Together on Discogs. Three girls with contrasting personalities and problems are good seventh grade friends.... read more. As it is, I'm quite happily catching up now, but I know that many of her books, including this one, would have resonated deeply with younger me. Three girls with contrasting personalities and problems are good seventh grade friends. Blume then wrote a sequel, Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, from Rachel's point of view about her family problems. To this day, 20 years later, I still remember that it's Stephanie's birthday on Feb 2. Somehow the only Judy Blume book I read during my childhood/adolescence was 'Superfudge', the third in the Fudge series. Rachel Robinson - I'm sure it's not easy being perfect, but like Stephanie said during the great fight before the Groundhog's Day Dance, it's not easy being friends with someone who always thinks they are right, even when they are not. When I was done, a male friend of mine in the class found out and put it on the markerboard tray during recess and drew arrows point to it and things like "DIANA R. When I was in 5th grade, the deal was if you got 100% on the spelling test on Monday, you didn't have to take it on Friday. Having gone through that as well, I related a great deal to this book. Average Rating: (4.2) out of 5 stars 5 ratings, based on 5 reviews. It still holds up. This was my fave book about friendship jealousy and breakups when I was younger and reading it now I still had all the same feelings.All of the book's breakups centre around best friends and families rather than any pointless boy crush related heartache. Walmart # 569383777. "GROSS!!" This was a favorite of mine as an adolescent, and it was fun to read again as an adult! I’ve always admired Judy Blume for her writing style and support of the awkward years. And the complicated friendships and family relationships while on a hormonal roller coaster - it's all perfect and made me incredibly tense. Click on Book List, then on Just as Long as We’re Together and Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson to find out how I chose the titles for these two books, how I named the characters, and more. I have had my fair share of trios and it can definitely be tough to navigate. In the book, it talks about three friends, or that's what Stephanie thought. The main character also has to deal with her parents' separation and possible divorce. Poor financial conditions influence the Ingalls family to move to Winoka when Mary goes there to teach at the Blind School. Wow. I could relate to all the characters, especially Stephanie... She reminded me of myself when I was that age! I never really minded it much though, other than that I want. Judy Blume is at her best for children's and coming of age books. The emotionally difficult situations of changing friendships and the breakdown of the Hirschs' marriage struck a chord as well. 56. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I am sure I read this many, many years ago, when it was a lot newer. There hasn't been a lot of possibility for new music in 2020, but leave it to the one and only Taylor Swift to put out not just one but two phenomenal albums in the middle of a pandemic. When I was in 5th grade, the deal was if you got 100% on the spelling test on Monday, you didn't have to take it on Friday. Since the second grade they have shared all their secrets, good and bad. I could relate to all the characters, especially Stephanie... She reminded me of myself when I was that age! And the complicated friendships and family relationships while on a hormonal roller coaster - it's all perfect and made me incredibly tense. Stephanie is a massive optimist who mostly sees the best in people, but when a huge argument occurs to the girls she wonders if that's the right thing to do. The novel is narrated by Stephanie 'Steph' Hirsch, who has several changes in her life happening at the same time. Ra. Her introduction to this book got me slightly teary-eyed. This tackles a lot of transition - fighting with your best friend, puberty, and your parents having a trial separation/thinking about divorce. It is a companion book to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. The main character also has to deal with her parents' separation and possible divorce. Stephanie is an average girl making her way through junior high, having two best friends instead of one and the shock of her parents' trial separation. I felt as if I was 12 again, which is something you need every now and again. Her introduction to this book got me slightly teary-eyed. Start by marking “Just as Long as We're Together” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Judy Blume. Just as Long as We're Together is about Stephanie, her best friend Rachel, and the new girl on the block, Alson, and how they tackle their first year of Junor High. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. You can visit me online at www.judyblume.com. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She strives for perfection in everything she does. Judy Blume - how do you do it?!? Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published There were a lot of things that my seventh grade self would have related to. But I thought I would give it a whirl since I just got a vintage copy. It's also a good snap shot of how lacksidasical boomers and beyond were about body issues and the emotional toll divorce could take. <3, Having read that "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" may be made into a movie, I thought it would be fun to re-read some of my favorite Judy Blume books and read ones that I have missed. She also talked about how it is a STRUGGLE being a part of a trio of friends. Having gone through that as well, I related a great deal to this book. So Long As We're Together by Glenda Burgess is a fast paced, family drama about the Stone sisters. $7.56 $ 7. This is definitely a book I’ll save to give to my future daughters, if I have any. Theres still a few things now which make me cringe like some of the descriptions around Steph's weight gain but ultimately the deep dive of complicated best friendships men. I loved this book growing up. This book was no exception. I always loved Judy Blume but unfortunately I am a little too old for these stories to be amazing to me anymore but working with kids I still like to read what they might be reading and I think this is a great book for young people. This book was no exception. I was so worried that this might not be as wonderful as I remembered it. She practices the flute 45 minutes a day. The companion to Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson. A hilarious book about growing up and some how very relatable. Walmart # 559526182. 'Just as long as we' re together' is a thrilling read about three best friends called Alison, Stephanie and Rachel. This book is cute. I was not disappointed at all, absolutely love her friendship stories. The novel is narrated by Stephanie Hirsch, who has several changes in her life happening at the same time. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Just As Long As We're Together on Discogs. Judy Blume is one of my favorite Juvenile Fiction Authors. I read and re-read it many times in my younger years. Just as Long as We're Together is a young adult novel written by Judy Blume and published in 1987. It reminds me a lot of teaching middle school - all of the painful friend/not friend, lonely, teasing/showing romantic interest, young teen issues. She talked about having good friends and how sometimes they come and go, and she talked about finding your best friend. The main character is a girl named Stephanie. It follows the sixth grade year of two best friends, Stephanie Hirsch and Rachel Robinson, as Stephanie befriends a new girl, Allison Monceau. and they are laughing and someone's holding up one of the purple t-shirt that say "FRIENDS" in yellow letters. Wow. A lot of adults still haven't learned this lesson. Judy Blume is one of my favorite Juvenile Fiction Authors. Stephanie, Rachel and Alison know there will be plenty of family issues, broken hearts, and tough school assignments as they make their way through junior high. It was amazing, spectacular and heartwarming, Still a classic, after all these years. I loved this book growing up. She has his way with words and creating these characters that have so much dimension...my heart! Charles gets a job managing a hotel and Caroline runs the Kitchen/Dining room. Judy Blume really is just so great. I will always remember it as the book that made me realize my dad wasn't really on a very long business trip! Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. I read this entire book in those 20-minute increments. To see what your friends thought of this book. Directed by Michael Landon. So when Alison moves in, Stephanie hopes that the three of them can be best friends because Stephanie really likes Alison. It sounds unlikely, but these girls come across as very real and very likeable. Judy Blume. Label: Warner Bros. Records - WBS 8713 • Format: Vinyl 7 Prince - Just As Long As We're Together (1978, Winchester Pressing, Vinyl) | Discogs Will this friendship be saved? Finally, Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Judy Blume - how do you do it?!? To me, these characters were equivalent to 4th graders. Is this a middle-grade read or a young adult? It follows the sixth grade year of two best friends, Stephanie Hirsch and Rachel Robinson, as Stephanie befriends a new girl, Allison Monceau. It was my first Judy Blume novel, and it captured perfectly the world of preteen girls that I was in the midst of experiencing. And to Judy Blume, a thank you for writing characters that seem as real to me now, as they did 20 years ago. Just As Long As We're Together is my favorite by her. I wanted to be just like those girls. Summary Tensions within Just as Long as We’re Together come from two sources: the separation between Stephanie Hirsch’s parents and that between Stephanie and her best friend, Rachel Robinson. But, I digress. She has his way with words and creating these characters that have so much dimension...my heart! If the book had been from Rachel's point of view the summary would have been correct. That person that you just click with and it's so easy. Together Lyrics: Oh, we could be on a desert / Lost without a place to go / But we are so in love / In love with each other / That we wouldn't even know / (Oh-oh, I) I don't care (I don't care The weight stuff is hard to read, and makes my heart ache for Steph. I'm mad as hell that Goodreads doesn't have the cover of the version that I read, because I liked that cover a LOT. I wanted to be just like those girls. It is a companion book to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. This book shows how friendship can be hard but they will always be there for you when you need them. Can the girls' friendship be saved? Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? I wish everyone in this book was nicer to Steph. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because Stephanie really likes Alison. We’d love your help. She is turning thirteen, her family has just moved, she is starting middle school, her parents are separating, she gains ten pounds over the holidays, she starts menstruating and becoming interested in boys, and her lifelong friendship with the overachieving Rachel Robinson (the later protagonist of Here's to You, Rachel Robinson) is threatened when new girl Alison Monceau (pronounced Mon-So, not Mon-see-u) moves to town. I read it over and over and over. This was a childhood favorite growing up and I guess I'm getting real nostalgic this Christmas and I reread it. 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