Everyone has a story about their first Judy Blume book. Whether it was borrowed from a friend or taken from the “behind the desk” library checkout, generations have devoured her coming-of-age fiction for its humor, drama and searing true-to-life quality. But until now, none of Blume’s work has been translated to film. Now her son Lawrence Blume has directed a movie you will want to bring your tween daughter or your middle-aged BFF to. Tiger Eyes will make you want to read Blume’s entire oeuvre all over again. Much of Blume’s fiction centers on initiation rites—a first period, the loss of virginity, divorcing parents. In this story, Davey, a teenage girl from Atlantic City, grapples with the sudden loss of her father. Crippled by grief, her mom moves with Davey and her younger brother to New Mexico to stay with her uptight sister who is freaked out about being childless. Shell-shocked and cultureshocked, Davey eventually befriends a wise, sexy Native American young man who helps her through this difficult time. The cinematography is stunning, and the heroine, Davey, played by Willa Holland (Gossip Girl, The O.C.) is beautiful to watch as well as a talented actress.