Middle School Monday | Superfudge by Judy Blume


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Published: 1980
Genre: Children’s Books, Humour
ISBN: 9780142408803
Age Range: 9-12
Rating: 5/5 stars

If you haven’t read any of the ‘Fudge’ series of books by Judy Blume, I highly recommend that you drop what you’re doing right now, run to your local bookstore, and grab a copy.

Superfudge is a sequel to ‘Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing’ that focuses on the Hatcher family, and the highly eccentric antics of Farley Drexel (aka, Fudge), as they move from Manhattan to Princeton, New Jersey.

Fudge is a very different child. He constantly acts out, doing completely random, and highly inappropriate things (at highly inappropriate times), and makes absurd plans to run away from home, and to distract his teachers by insulting them.

When I was growing up, I re-read this book so many times that it actually ended up falling apart. The humour is subtle, and unique, but also very entertaining. Blume’s characterization of the young Hatcher siblings makes you think to all the different stories you hear about children their age, or even stories your parents have told you about the dumb things you got upto as a child.

If you’re looking for a quick, hilarious read, check out The Fudge series 🙂 Happy reading!

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