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Judy Blume is writing a new novel for adults

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Everybody's favourite teenage author Judy Blume has confirmed she is writing a new novel for adults, to be released in summer 2015.

Her classic teenage novels Are You There God, It's Me Margaret?, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Forever (to name but a few) have earned her a perennial soft spot in our memories for her endearing, hilarious characters and giving us a knowing introduction to the world of periods, growing breasts and sex.

So we can't hide the fact we're really excited that Judy Blume is writing a novel for adults.

The book does not yet have a title, but it is set to be based on "a series of tragedies in the town I lived in when I was growing up, and the terrible time it was for the adults and the children, although the adults never talked to the children about it," as Blume told The Guardian.

It will see her reunite with Carol Baron, the editor of her last novel for adults, Summer Sisters, which was published all the way back in 1998.

Baron said in a statement “It’s pure Judy Blume, writing about family and about friendships, about love, about betrayal. It’s quintessential Judy."

Blume tweeted that she will spend this summer on the "best part of writing".

We can't wait to get our hands on the new read. Blume's adult novels - of which she's written only three - have been centered around a coming of age moment, or have strong teenage characters, just like her young adult books.

Blume featured heavily in our list of favourite teen reads, proving that a whole generation of fans who have grown up with her books will be eagerly anticipating a novel aimed at adults.

Whether there will be a Ralph character or not is yet to be confirmed, but here's hoping.