Tiger Eyes

Title: Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume


Bibliography: Blume, J. (1981). Tiger Eyes. New York, New York: Bradbury.


Annotation: Davey is going through some major changes in her life. Her father was killed in a hold-up and she recently moved to New Mexico with her mother and brother, Jason for a fresh start. Davey meets an older boy, Wolf. He seems to be the only person that gets her. With his help, along with the rest of her loved ones, Davey confronts her father’s death.


Genre: Realistic Fiction


Grade Level: 6-8


Readers who will like this book: Although a frequently banned book, Judy Blume touches on the harsh realities of a young girl’s life in an exceptional way.


Personal Response and rating: 5; as a huge fan of Judy Blume’s other work I was eager to read Tiger Eyes. I was blown away! It was an instant favorite, as I found Davey’s attitude and emotional journey completely relatable.  


Question: What do you do when you have a problem? Who helps you work through any problems you have?