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'''''Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.''''' is a children's book written by [[Judy Blume]] and first published in 1970. The book is a fictional story inspired by Blume's own struggle with not developing physically as fast as her friends, and, the titular character, prays in hopes of not being the last girl in her group of friends to menstruate. Margaret, along with her friends, form a club to talk about their changing bodies and the boys they like. Margaret also explores the complexity of religion having already been given a head start with a Jewish father and Christian mother.
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'''''Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.''''' is a young adult book written by [[Judy Blume]] and first published in 1970. The book is a fictional story inspired by Blume's own struggle with not developing physically as fast as her friends, and, the titular character, prays in hopes of not being the last girl in her group of friends to menstruate. Margaret, along with her friends, form a club to talk about their changing bodies and the boys they like. Margaret also explores the complexity of religion having already been given a head start with a Jewish father and Christian mother.
  
 
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* The story is interesting and the book is well-written.
 
* The story is interesting and the book is well-written.
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_There_God%3F_It%27s_Me,_Margaret. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_There_God%3F_It%27s_Me,_Margaret.] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_There_God%3F_It%27s_Me,_Margaret.}}
* [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37732.Are_You_There_God_It_s_Me_Margaret goodreads.com/book/show/37732.Are_You_There_God_It_s_Me_Margaret] - Good Reads.
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{{Link|TVTropes|https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret}}
  
  
 
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Revision as of 07:54, 14 May 2019

First edition hard cover.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. is a young adult book written by Judy Blume and first published in 1970. The book is a fictional story inspired by Blume's own struggle with not developing physically as fast as her friends, and, the titular character, prays in hopes of not being the last girl in her group of friends to menstruate. Margaret, along with her friends, form a club to talk about their changing bodies and the boys they like. Margaret also explores the complexity of religion having already been given a head start with a Jewish father and Christian mother.

Status

I own a paperback copy of this book and have read it.

Review

— This section contains spoilers! —

Good

  • The story is interesting and the book is well-written.
  • I like how Blume doesn't pull any punches, both with what young ladies talk about when it comes to puberty and sex.
  • I like how Margaret has doubts about religion and tries to understand it by learning more about it.

Bad

  • I don't like how Margaret sees her menstruation, which would have happened no matter what, as a sign that a god exists.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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