It's Not the End of the World

Judy Blume

Ages 9 to 11
19 May 2016
192 pages


From the author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Judy Blume's classic It's Not the End of the World is a sensitive, honest story of family separation.

Karen's parents have always argued, and lately they've been getting worse. But when her father announces that they're going to get divorced, it seems as if Karen's whole world will fall apart.

Her brother, Jeff, blames their mum. Her kid sister, Amy, asks impossible questions and is scared that everyone she loves is going to leave. Karen just wants her parents to get back together.

Gradually, she learns that this isn't going to happen – and realizes that divorce is not the end of the world."