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Book Review: Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume

Blast from the past!

I was looking for a light read and I realized that there are a lot of books on my shelf that I bought at Second & Charles last year but never read.  So this week I decided to read Then Again, Maybe I Won't by Judy Blume, who was always one of my favorite authors when I was a kid.

This is the story of Tony Miglione, a thirteen year old boy from Jersey City.  His family is used to living a modest lifestyle until his father sells an invention and makes quite a bit of money!  The family moves to a Long Island town called Rosemont and discovers a lifestyle filled with all of life's creature comforts, and more!

Tony likes his new life at first.  Who wouldn't love a nice big house and a new 10 speed bike?  But as his parents grow a little too comfortable with their lavish lifestyle, they change, and change isn't always a good thing.

I liked this book a lot because Tony always had such a good head on his shoulder throughout the whole novel.  Sure, there were a few things he did (if you've read this book, you'll know what I mean)  that were... immoral.  But what thirteen year old doesn't have a few bad habits? Haha.

Overall, it was a great story and one that I would have loved to read when I was growing up.  The themes of growing up, coping with change, and standing up for what you believe in are great themes for readers of all ages.  If you're a fan of Judy Blume & coming of age stories, make sure you check this book out!

Take care,
Marian

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