--Judy Blume, Just As Long As We're Together"Stephanie is into hunks," my mother said to my aunt on Sunday afternoon. They were in the kitchen making potato salad and I was stretched out on the grass in our yard, reading. But the kitchen window was wide open so I could hear every word my mother and aunt were saying. I wasn't paying much attention though, until I heard my name.
At first I wasn't sure what my mother meant by Stephanie is into hunks, but I got the message when she added, "She's taped a poster of Richard Gere on the ceiling above her bed. She says she likes to look up at him while she's trying to fall asleep at night."
"Oh-oh," Aunt Denise said. "You'd better have a talk with her."
"She already knows about the birds and the bees," Mom said.
"Yes, but what does she know about boys?" Aunt Denise asked.
I probably read this book more than any other and have Judy Blume to thank for getting through adolescence.