Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes

by Judy Blume

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Davey has never felt so alone in her life. Her father is dead—shot in a holdup—and now her mother is moving the family to New Mexico to try to recover.

Climbing in the Los Alamos canyon, Davey meets the mysterious Wolf, who can read Davey’s “sad eyes.” Wolf is the only person who seems to understand the rage and fear Davey feels.

Slowly, with Wolf’s help, Davey realizes that she must get on with her life. But when will she be ready to leave the past behind and move toward the future? Will she ever stop hurting?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307817785
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/21/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 183,129
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her twenty-eight books have won many awards, including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Judy lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at JudyBlume.com and follow @JudyBlume on Twitter.


New York's Upper East Side, Key West, and Martha's Vineyard

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1938

Place of Birth:

Elizabeth, New Jersey


B.S. in education, New York University, 1961

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Tiger Eyes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 197 reviews.
ladiipurple More than 1 year ago
I'm in middle school and I'm not a person who reads alot but this book have changed the way I've think about Books . I would not put the book down.It felt like I have so many thing in common with the main character.This book is sad, happy, thrilling, realalisticwith a bit of romance
Guest More than 1 year ago
well the first time i picked up this book i was in the 6th grade i was looking for something to spike my thoughts and i have always been a Blume fan so i read it and wasnt able to put it down i would read all through the night just to find out what would happpen next my only problem was when it was over i still wanted more i wasnt done with the characters story so i ended up reading the book atleast 3 times i have lost track by now . i would defenatly recomend it to anyone looking for a book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites from my childhood years 20+ years ago. Still love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!! I am in middle school in the 6th grade. And am turning thirteen in 2 and a half months(: And the first time I read it I thought how is it like my life. And then I read it more and it was amazing!!! It is just like my life!! I'm not even lying!! Except for my brothers name and mine. Oh and my brithday(; if you want An amazing book to read it's this one! Not a joke!!!(; And you'll agree once you've read it!(:
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I read it in an hour and it was just really good! I cried at some parts and it had a really good ending. Thank you, Judy Blume, for writing this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe how good this book was. Once i started to read it i knew that i wouldn't be able to put it down. It talked about a girl who was dealing with her father being shot and killed. Then moving away from home to live with her aunt and uncle who she doesn't even like. This book showed the pain a girl who loved her father went through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book three times while in grammer school,and I still love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiger Eyes is an amazing story. Last year my mom recomended it to me and I thought it was too sad, but recently a family I knew was killed, and now I can really relate to it. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book when I was in middle school and I cried at parts! I was really sad when it ended because I loved the book so much. I still think about how good of a book it is. Everyone should read it (not just young people); it is that well written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book i started to get bored in the beginning but around the middle it started to get better I really liked this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this, but I'm looking for a new book and this looks really good. The thing is I am only 11. I have a very advanced reading level so I'm not worried about that, but do you think the content is suitable? I don't watch pg 13 movie except Harry potter all but seven. ( I've read them all though.) Please reply, thanks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was amazing! i couldnt put it down! i love the romance ang the suspence. it was wonderful
keanuboy More than 1 year ago
Must read! Enjoyable for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must have read this book 25 times as a preteen/teenager. It is so vivid and beautiful. I can't wait to reconnect with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for my 9th grade L.A. class and i fell in love with it!!! I really grew close to davey as if she were real and my best friend it was just great i could not have picked a better book to read for L.A. soo happy i picked it :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I <3 this book i think its the best book shes written so far i recomend this book to anyone! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tiger Eyes was one of my favorite books when I first encountered it as an adolescent. After reading it again, now, at least 20 years later, I am impressed at how relevant it remains. It is a powerful novel that explores universal experiences with grace, wisdom, and a seeming simplicity that in no way diminishes the enormity or complexity of the themes with which it is concerned. Tiger Eyes is the story of a 15-year-old girl, Davey, whose father is shot in a hold-up of his Atlantic City 7-Eleven store, and dies. In the wake of the shooting and Davey's subsequent panic attacks, Davey, her younger brother, and mother move to New Mexico to live with Davey's aunt and uncle with whom they had a distant relationship. Here, Davey meets the engmatic Wolf, and begins to learn how she will live again in her much changed world. I enjoy so many things about this book. Stylistically, I enjoyed, all over again, how Blume reveals what happened the night of Davey's father's murder over the course of the book, rather than all at once in the beginning, which for me, mirrors the manner in which Davey, and her family, face and come to terms with the event and death in their own and different ways, and times. I also very much enjoyed Blume's exploration of fear, how it relates to death, and how facing our fears is a necessary part of healing when the worst of our fears have been realized.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that this book is a great protrayal of a 15-year-old girl who has gone through dramatic changes in her life. Davey is an amazing girl who just can not seem to move on with her life. The dramatic story of the tramatic event that she witnessed needs 5 stars. It was astonishingly brillant and Wolf is the perfect example of an unexpected person that would help Davey. I have read this book about six times and i think that if you have not read this book then you are missing out on one amazing novel.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Judy Blume pens another devastatingly accurate portayal of teen life, but instead of mundane issues like puberty and pesky siblings, Fifteen-year-old Davey Wexler (a girl despite her masculine name) has to face the very not-mundane issue of her father's murder. Her parents got married in their teens because they conceived Davey, derailing Mr. Wexler's college plans. Nonetheless, the Wexlers are happy, devoted to each other and their kids -- seven years after Davey, they had a son, Jason. Davey's dad owns a 7-Eleven, and it's there that he is killed during a robbery. Davey, who adores her dad, is the first to reach him, and holds him as he dies. Not surprisingly, this severely traumatizes her, and her mom is so grief-stricken that she can barely function. Davey huddles together with her sweet little brother Jason several times, helping to soothe his pain and bewilderment, but she's got a lot of healing to do herself. Enter her aunt and uncle, who convince the surviving Wexlers to move from Atlantic City to their house in New Mexico, at least for a while. Davey's mom passively goes along with it, and Davey hates it. She doesn't like her aunt and uncle, especially not the uncle, a paranoid, angry jerk who not only sneers at Davey's late father for "ruining his life," but slaps Davey across the face! Davey, not surprisingly, finds solace outdoors, and while wandering around in the mesas, meets a tall, dark and handsome stranger who goes by Wolf and who gives her the nickname of the title, because she has sad eyes like a tiger. Davey and Wolf do not become lovers, or even a couple, but impact each others' lives nonetheless. (Blume explores the issue of teen sex in another book, Forever.) After months in New Mexico, Davey's mom realizes that she's not healing, she's hiding, and decides to move her family back to New Jersey. Davey has finally let her dad go, and wants to start living. There is no neat ending, just a family going forward after a devastating loss. Bravo, Judy.
lhicks5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Judy Blume was my favorite author when I was young. It was nice to read a book of hers that I had never read before. This was one of her more serious books. I feel that it accurately portraits a family coping with the loss of a loved one.
madhamster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
15-year-old Davey's life is shattered when her father is murdered. As the first person on the scene Davey has vivid memories of the night but has no one to talk to about it. Davey's mother withdraws into herself, to the extent that she accepts the offer of her in-laws to stay with them. Thus begins a long road to acceptance for Davey and her family. Davey is helped along the way by Mr Ortiz, who is dying of cancer, and his son.
Tootsweet89 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love how Judy Blume deals with the main characters issues in this book. It's a tough topic and she deals with tough topics so delicately but so realistically that it makes it easy to identify with her. I just love this book and I read it in an hour. Enough said, huh?
NataliaLucia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Personal Response: I found that I was very interesting in how things would end for Davey. I kept reading because I wanted to make sure that she ended up okay. I also empathized with her anger toward the adults in her life.Curricular Response: Ninth graders could read this book and keep a journal throughout their progress. The class could discuss the conflicts Davey is facing. Students can make predictions on what will happen to Wolf, what is in the brown paper bag, and whether or not the Wexler family will return to New Jersey.
ACleveland on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book has been around for a long time and that doesn't surprise me at all in the least bit. I read this book when i was in grade school but I will still read this book now. Actually I think Im going to.
bplteen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review by: Lisa A wonderful book about loss and friendship. It shows what a girl in high school is going through after her father is shot and her mother is having a nervous breakdown. It is a story that I will never forget. Review by: Shanna That's going to make things a lot easier from here on out.