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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 ... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Judy Blume's body of work returns to her original editor, Richard Jackson, with the rerelease of four classics in hardcover. An African-American family moves to all-white Grove Street in Iggie's House, to be released in April. The author's breakthrough title, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, about 11-year old Margaret Simon's struggles with puberty and religion, is now available in hardcover as well as in a Spanish-language edition, Estas ahi Dios? Soy yo, Margaret. Two additional titles came out last season: Blubber takes on preteen teasing; and It's Not the End of the World explores the effects of divorce.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I remember in the 1970's getting my first kiss, period, etc., all while being totally hormonal and confused about life in general. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jade Sperry
My cousin loaned this book to me at 10 or 11, and honestly, I had hugely mixed feelings about it then, and as an adult I still do. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Poetkitty
Cute little book that's an easy read and something light to make you realize how easy life as a child is.Published 15 months ago by Slow but good
My daughter is 9 and some one mention this book , is great we where able to reade it together and talk about all the changes she will be facing with out been akward !!! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Craig Robinson
Timeless classic bought for a family member.
Not exactly for adults unless it's for a trip down memory lane.
Still a good book though.
I bought this book for my 11 year old niece to read on my kindle (to try and compete, at least briefly, with her ipod). Read morePublished 24 months ago by A. Witteveen
I love the fact it came to me in perfect condition and it's good book from cover to cover...Thank you.Published on March 16 2013 by Amanda Giles
I enjoyed this book when I was 10, my daughter also loves it. She enjoyed all of the Fudge series by Judy Blume and will continue to enjoy her books; we'll have to get her whole... Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2010 by Stacy White
i luv this BooK CausEIt's Teaches lots of stuff it'f funny and it's just about a girl who wants to have her period and also lady you know what i mean you've gone through (some of... Read morePublished on Dec 6 2007 by >>>haTAZ FAll bAC<<<