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Judy Blume is the best. THE BEST. I devoured all her books when I was a kid and never really understood why this one in particular was so controversial. I mean, it's about a girl who has scoliosis. What's the big deal. Well, it turns out that masturbation is the big deal. It turns out that a teenage girl who is learning how to make herself feel good is a big deal. Ugh. Puritans.