… I seem to be more than one person.”. The characters to in this to me did not act like 7th graders AT ALL. She also talked about how it is a STRUGGLE being a part of a trio of friends. 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. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. It was my first Judy Blume novel, and it captured perfectly the world of preteen girls that I was in the midst of experiencing. Just as Long as We're Together. So every Friday, I would go into the little room with the bookshelf and beanbag chair during the spelling test and read, read, read. They meet Albert, an orphan who Charles forms an attachment to, even though Laura catches him stealing from the hotel that Charles was managing and Caroline was … I'm a little unsure how she managed to mostly pass me by, as I would have adored her. I had read this book back in elementary school and hadn't liked it much then. It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fu. 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. 56. Ra. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's the end of 7th grade and Rachel's friends, Stephanie and Alison are way less stressed than she is. However the book is from Stephanie's point of view and she doesn't realize there is a problem until Rachel and she have a fight on page 241. I had read this book back in elementary school and hadn't liked it much then. It follows the sixth grade year of two best friends, Stephanie Hirsch and Rachel Robinson, as Stephanie befriends a new girl, Allison Monceau. by Macmillan Children's Books. I wish everyone in this book was nicer to Steph. They go to school dance together [s]. I loved this book growing up. So nostalgic. Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. It is a companion book to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. Having gone through that as well, I related a great deal to this book. Is this a middle-grade read or a young adult? 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. Wow. 'Just as long as we' re together' is a thrilling read about three best friends called Alison, Stephanie and Rachel. Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. So every Friday, I would go into the little room with the bookshelf and beanbag chair during the spelling test and read, read, read. In this new bind-up, Judy Blume's two stories about three best friends will reach a new set of girls. See 1 question about Just as Long as We're Together…, Young Adult Series Books published in the 80s & 90s, SOLVED. Can the girls' friendship be saved? She practices the flute 45 minutes a day. Having gone through that as well, I related a great deal to this book. And the most important of all, I love how she wraps the lessons in an excellent and attracting stories. 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 Just as Long as We're Together (1987) is a Young Adult novel by Judy Blume. I was obsessed with this book. Somehow the only Judy Blume book I read during my childhood/adolescence was 'Superfudge', the third in the Fudge series. jeans, the school dances, the fear of nuclear war (thanks to The Day After) rosebud comforter with matching lampshades and jazzercise? 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. Judy Blume is one of my favorite Juvenile Fiction Authors. The emotionally difficult situations of changing friendships and the breakdown of the Hirschs' marriage struck a chord as well. Since second grade, they've shared secrets, good and bad. The two become best friends. This was a childhood favorite growing up and I guess I'm getting real nostalgic this Christmas and I reread it. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. Wow. I read and re-read it many times in my younger years. "Just as Long as We're Together" (stereo edit) – 3:25, A. It sounds unlikely, but these girls come across as very real and very likeable. 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. I could relate to all the characters, especially Stephanie... She reminded me of myself when I was that age! The sentences and vocabulary aren't very complex and the main characters are in 7th grade. I'm being conservative when I say I've read it three times. And to Judy Blume, a thank you for writing characters that seem as real to me now, as they did 20 years ago. As Long as We're Together Lyrics: If somehow I was standing / In your room without my boots / With your spider in my hand / And I look at you / And my skin is … I was great at spelling. There were a lot of things that my seventh grade self would have related to. Charles gets a job managing a hotel and Caroline runs the Kitchen/Dining room. $7.56 $ 7. The popular author returns to the junior-high age with an episodic story about a three-way friendship during a seventh-grade year. The main character is a girl named Stephanie. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1978 Vinyl release of Just As Long As We're Together on Discogs. I was just a little too old to read this when it was first published in 1987, but the Guess? It's also a good snap shot of how lacksidasical boomers and beyond were about body issues and the emotional toll divorce could take. A lot of adults still haven't learned this lesson. Label: Warner Bros. Records - WBS 8713 • Format: Vinyl 7 Prince - Just As Long As We're Together (1978, Winchester Pressing, Vinyl) | Discogs Just As Long As We're Together is the fifth track on the album For You, and, seven months after the album's release, Just As Long As We're Together was released as the album's second single using an edit of the track (released only in the USA). It was again one of those books I discovered at the perfect age, and I fell in love. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The companion book to Just As Long As … I will always remember it as the book that made me realize my dad wasn't really on a very long business trip! The main character also has to deal with her parents' separation and possible divorce. If the book had been from Rachel's point of view the summary would have been correct. Then Stephanie meets this girl named Allison. Ground Hog day. Just As Long As We're Together (In My Life There Will Never Be Another) - Gloria Scott (1975) - YouTube Just As Long As We're Together (In My Life There Will Never Be Another) - Gloria Scott … Will this friendship be saved? The book shows that all friends are important new and old and that you should try to solve the problem you have with them before they get worse. Blume then wrote a sequel, Here's to You, Rachel Robinson, from Rachel's point of view about her family problems. I have just modified one external link on Just as Long as We're Together (novel). This is probably close to my millionth re-read of Judy Blumes' book since childhood, but I was feeling nostalgic. Refresh and try again. 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. She talked about having good friends and how sometimes they come and go, and she talked about finding your best friend. I miss this world. Marley is a middle aged songwriter for her twin sister Andi, a semi-famous country music singer. Just as Long as We're Together by Judy Blume. It is a companion book to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. It doesn't seem to really tie things up at all. A hilarious book about growing up and some how very relatable. After all, they have even more to share now, including seventh grade and Jeremy Dragon, the cutest boy in junior high. And the complicated friendships and family relationships while on a hormonal roller coaster - it's all perfect and made me incredibly tense. To this day, 20 years later, I still remember that it's Stephanie's birthday on Feb 2. I never really minded it much though, other than that I wanted the book to keep going beyond the last page. "EWWWWWWWW!" Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. Never have I been taken back to the pain and torture of 7th grade until now, reading this. YA/teen: girl moves & makes 2 new friends, I think one is Asian. This was my first 'obsession' book. Her introduction to this book got me slightly teary-eyed. It was my first Judy Blume novel, and it captured perfectly the world of preteen girls that I was in the midst of experiencing. I was so worried that this might not be as wonderful as I remembered it. You can visit me online at www.judyblume.com. A cute quick read. Still Judy does a good job of subtly talking about racism once. Judy Blume really is just so great. Now while I in fact do not always all that much like Stephanie Hirsch, the twelve going on thirteen year old narrator of Judy Blume's. Just As Long As We're Together is my favorite by her. 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 READ THIS!!!!!" I’ve always admired Judy Blume for her writing style and support of the awkward years. “Sometimes I feel grown up and other times I feel like a little kid. I never really minded it much though, other than that I want. Just as Long as We're Together was Prince's second single released from his 1978 debut album For You. I read this book in 5th grade (1994ish?). I could relate to all the characters, especially Stephanie... She reminded me of myself when I was that age! Welcome back. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. It was absolutely amazing and I loved the drama! 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. It's more of a middle-grade read. I read this entire book in those 20-minute increments. 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. She covers heavy topics in a very relatable way. With Michael Landon, Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Sue Anderson. I wanted to be just like those girls. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published 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. Can they help Rachel learn to lighten up? Judy Blume is an expert at depicting preteen suburban Jersey Girls in a way that reaches out to girls worldwide. 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. She talked about having good friends and how sometimes they come and go, and she talked about finding your best friend. The giant of children's lit plumbs an unusual event from her own girlhood—when three planes crashed in her hometown—for her new novel for adults,... Rachel is Stephanie's best friend. Judy Blume is at her best for children's and coming of age books. 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 menas this book is still massively relatable. Can anyone? not perfect by any means (some lazy, dated stereotypes and fat phobia, but this book helped narrate my early teens and i identify so strongly with the friendships and big feelings, even now 25 years later. While Mary is going to teach at the Blind School in Winoka, and since financially they can't make a living in Walnut Grove the rest of the Ingalls family goes to Winoka, too. The novel's title is a reference from the popular 1927 song "Side by Side" by Gus Kahn and Harry M. Woods; which Stephanie learned at summer camp and teaches her friends, which she chooses instead her favorite lines in the song: Learn how and when to remove this template message, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Just_as_Long_as_We%27re_Together_(novel)&oldid=943637716, Articles lacking sources from February 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 March 2020, at 01:51. Poor financial conditions influence the Ingalls family to move to Winoka when Mary goes there to teach at the Blind School. I was so worried that this might not be as wonderful as I remembered it. Girls and preteens from his 1978 debut album ‘ do Hollywood ’ department want. A seventh-grade year Fiction Authors a book I read and re-read it many times in my years. 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