Are You There God? It's Me, MargareteBook - 2004
" Are You There God? It's Me Margaret is very special." -- Amy Poehler quoted on Vulture.com
"Generations of teenage girls have grown up reading the tales of teenage angst told by beloved author Judy Blume." -- Mashable.com
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she's anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she's asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she's normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she's got someone else to confide in . . . someone who always listens.
"The first Judy Blume books I read. . . served as a kind of introduction to myself." -- John Green quoted in The New York Times
"Mention Judy Blume to almost any woman under a certain age and you're likely to get this reaction: Her face lights up, and she's transported back to her childhood self -- curled up with a book she knows will speak directly to her anxieties about relationships, self-image and measuring up." -- NPR.org
"Fans, readers, booksellers -- even other authors and celebrities -- often dissolve into tears upon meeting [Judy Blume], confessing that books like "Forever ... " and "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" got them through adolescence; taught them about sex, love and friendship; and provided their first glimpse of adulthood." -- The New York Times
"Blume wasn't the first writer to legitimize and celebrate the interior life of young girls. . . . But Blume's work feels significantly more influential than that of her predecessors and peers." -- The New Yorker
"These stories belong to young women. Real young women." -- Diablo Cody, Entertainment Weekly
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indigo_raccoon_15 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over
if_i_die_young_01 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14
Violet_Horse_189 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 18
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Margaret Simon, age eleven moves from New York to New Jersey. She is trying to find a religion but through out the book, she talks to God about what is happening in her life. She meets a neighbor girl and this helps with the new school. She joins a secret club with three friends with rules that include wearing a bra, telling the others when they get their periods and listing the boys they like. During the school year, Margaret learns about family, religion, boys, and finding that people aren't always what they seem.
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Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.
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