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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (original 1970; edition 2010)
by Judy Blume
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume (1970)
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Judy Blume Essentials: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Deenie; Iggie's House; It's Not the End of the World; Then Again, Maybe I Won't; Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume
Judy Blume and You: Friends for Life (Boxed Set - Superfudge; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great; Starring Sally J. Freedman) by Judy Blume
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0440404193, Paperback)If anyone tried to determine the most common rite of passage for preteen girls in North America, a girl's first reading of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret would rank near the top of the list. Judy Blume and her character Margaret Simon were the first to say out loud (and in a book even) that it is normal for girls to wonder when they are ever going to fill out their training bras. Puberty is a curious and annoying time. Girls' bodies begin to do freakish things--or, as in Margaret's case, they don't do freakish things nearly as fast as girls wish they would. Adolescents are often so relieved to discover that someone understands their body-angst that they miss one of the book's deeper explorations: a young person's relationship with God. Margaret has a very private relationship with God, and it's only after she moves to New Jersey and hangs out with a new friend that she discovers that it might be weird to talk to God without a priest or a rabbi to mediate. Margaret just wants to fit in! Who is God, and where is He when she needs Him? She begins to look into the cups of her training bra for answers ...
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:15:48 -0400)
Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with her own private God.
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