NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Judy Blume is a hero to countless girls for her honest portrayal of growing up, and she has become a hero to a Brooklyn husband for a very different reason.

It seems that the husband of Katie Ligon mistakenly put her copy of Blume’s 1970 young adult novel “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” in a box of items that were given away.

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The Blume book had especially sentimental value, since it was a gift from Ligon’s late mother.

“It was the last book that I wanted to be in that freebie box,” Ligon said.

When Ligon’s husband, Lenny Lasek, realized what happened, he put fliers all over their Greenpoint, Brooklyn neighborhood.

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And when the plea made its way to social media, it caught the eye of Blume herself.

Lasek tweeted back:

“At the time, it was pretty accurate, because I felt like a terrible husband,” Lasek said with a laugh as he sat next to his wife.

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But despite the kind gesture from Blume of an autographed book, Ligon is hoping her original copy will be returned to her.