By Judy Blume
3 hours and 8 minutes listening time
First off, before anyone judges me for reading/listening to a kids book, let me preface with, I have NEVER read this book before in my life. While most girls at the age of 10 and 11 were reading this book, I was reading Misery by Steven King (dad what were you thinking?!?! lol).
Anyway, I really like this book. I do hope it has/will updated because there are a few things that are totally outdated in this book, but I think it is a wonderful reference for young women. I do know though, on a personal level, I was never hoping my period would start. Never. I still hate it. I also never wanted to wear a bra. And I still don't. But like the one girl in the book (I can't remember her name) I developed early, and probably needed a bra in fourth grade. I resisted until I was in 6th grade, which I don't know how I did that either. However, as a parent now, I can totally see how it might have been something my dad was dreading.
And my mom.....My mom is still angry at me for not calling her the millisecond after I noticed my period did start. She had this whole huge plan where stars would sparkle brighter and young children would sing like angels when I started. It was a time of celebration for her, and she wanted to have a huge night of bonding over steaks and hot fudge sundaes. Now, as a parent myself, I kinda think my mom was high when she thought of that plan....I dread the day my daughter will start her period. And will I take her to some crazy elaborate dinner involving over cooked meat and a dessert to satisfy all stereotypical time of the month cravings? No. I will probably cover the windows in black sheets and Lucy and I will sit around eating Midol and watch movies, like Saw or something. And I know that Matt will probably leave the house on a "business trip" at least one week a month when it does happen.
Anyway, it was a cute book but it needs to be updated.