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Judy Blume to release first book in ten years

1 of 1 Judy Blume to release new material later this year
Judy Blume to release new material later this year

Best-selling young adult novelist Judy Blume is to release her book in more than ten years.

It's been ten-years since the author released her last book, but she has announced she is working on a new novel, but this time it's for grow-ups. 

Blume made the announcement in a statement, which reads: "I'm both thrilled and terrified, my usual feelings at this point. I'll be hiding out this summer revising, my favourite part of the process."

While a title has yet to be revealed, Carole Baron, Blume's editor at publishing house Knopf, tells the New York Times the upcoming project won't stray too far away from the themes of her past work.

Baron says: "It's pure Judy Blume, writing about family and about friendships, about love, about betrayal. It's quintessential Judy."

Blume's novels were the first to tackle many adult subjects from the point of view of teenagers including racism - Iggie's House, menstruation - Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., divorce - It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together and bullying - Blubber.

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