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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Paperback – Apr 13 2010

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 13 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385739869
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385739863
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 0.9 x 20.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 91 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 248 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #693,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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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.
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I remember in the 1970's getting my first kiss, period, etc., all while being totally hormonal and confused about life in general. Reading this book and others of Judy Blume's amazing books for pre-teens and young teens got me through some tough mental times. My parents were like "learn about this in school" and I took to reading books and asking questions to figure it all out. I'm reading this as a reminder of what I went through at the tender age of 11 - puberty and my first period. The other books include Blubber and Deenie. Good times looking back but I didn't like what I went through at the time.
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This is an updated version of the original I read back in the early 80's. It is a very good book that I read repeatedly over and over again. BUT......
I saw it at the library, this exact same edition and had a hunch they updated it. The book has changed. Things have been added or left out. It seems it was tweeked to appease a new generation of pre-teen and teenage girls by removing references of instructions of use for feminine products from 40 years back. I don't remember Margaret the protagonist writing that long letter to her teacher at the end. It was actually short and curt. No mention in the original of the Buddhist or Moslem religion so why make it up now?

I give this a 1 star rating since the updated version totally sucks. That's all.
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Very few classics are left that I still care about reading some day. Hemingway I have always found a colossal overblown bore, so he never qualified for further perusal. That Russian guy I am too lazy to google who writes about the Brothers Whatitsname have held zero enticement for me.

But one book existed which I still really wanted to read. It was published in1970 and represented a sea change in children’s literature.

And now that I have finally read Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret by Judy Blume, I can understand why.

This story is fast competing with Kavalier and Clay as my absolute favourite for the year. To say I was blown away by the greatness Judy Blume has created here is an understatement. Wow.

The story, for all those who have not been converted already like me, is all about Margaret. She is an eleven year old girl, an only child, whose parents abruptly decide to uproot their lives and move out of New York City. Ending up in a new town, meeting a new friend, developing a new crush on an older boy, and sporting a new fashion sense in order to fit in, Margaret slams through many new concepts over the course of a very short amount of time.

To top this all off, she reveals early on that because one parent is Jewish and the other Christian, Margaret has been raised with no religion. To say this causes some eyebrows to arch is an understatement. This, along with other factors, gives her a quest to find a faith, a year long journey filled with questions and adventures. To complicate matters, in Margaret’s young mind, is that she already has a relationship with God, who she talks to every night.

Margaret changes and grows, spiritually, socially and physically all through the book.
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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. While it may have been revolutionary at the time, it sends a message that girls are inherently not ok with maturing, that they compete for their bodies to grow breasts and get their periods, that fitting in with the right crowd is essential - and other negative stereotypes we'd be well to dispel. The only way this book is useful, imho, is to read it with your daughter and point out the nonsense in it.
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A classic that every little girl should read! Gave this to my niece for her 11th birthday and she devoured it in one day! Fourth generation to read this book - a must read when navigating the complexities of puberty that never goes out of date.
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This was a really funny book. I wouldnt call it a great novel of western civilization, but it was fun to read and it didnt bore me. The book's about Margaret, a preteen (theres a LOT of emphasis on the whole "preteen" thing) who moves from New York to a small New Jersey suburb. She makes friends with one of her neighbors, Nancy, who in turn welcomes Margaret into her circle of friends (the two of them and two other girls, Gretchen and Janie, who call themselves the Preteen Sensations). Margaret is the narrarator for the book, and most the things she says are funny (for example, she decides she likes someone for the sole reason that he has clean fingernails), and I can relate to the way she or her friends do or say something asinine out of the blue. If you want to read a book that isnt dumb and doesnt take a lot of time to read, you'll like it too.
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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 !!! Great to read together and giggle !!!!
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This book was awsome! This book was helpful to me beacause this girl, Margaret is going to grade 6 and so am I. It gave me tips on how grade 6 would be like. I would recomond this book to ages 11-16.(pre-teens mostly)

A 11 year old girl named Margaret just moved to Farbrook, New Jersy from New York. She becomes friends with 4 girls and form a group named the P.T.S.(Pre-teen sensations) Margaret goes through puberty and askes god for help. She has crushes on boys and is growing quickly. At the end of the story, 2 of her friends gets there period and then finaly she gets it and she was SO happy.

Hope you read this WONDERFUL book. If you want to know more, JUST READ IT!!!
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