Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
It is the story of twelve-year-old Margaret Simon who is worried she'll never have anything to put in her bra, won't know how to kiss a boy when the time comes, and worst of all, will be the last in the PTS club to get her period. As if all that weren't enough, she's getting used to a new home... show more
It is the story of twelve-year-old Margaret Simon who is worried she'll never have anything to put in her bra, won't know how to kiss a boy when the time comes, and worst of all, will be the last in the PTS club to get her period. As if all that weren't enough, she's getting used to a new home and a new school. Her private talks with God are special to her, but is she supposed to be Jewish or Christian?
Publish date: March 21st 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
The genius of this book is not in the quality of the writing or the cleverness of the story, but in that magical way that Judy Blume has of capturing the experience of being a kid. I remember reading this when I was twelve, the same age as Margaret, and feeling she was a kindred spirit in some way, ...
Judy Blume was my favorite author when I was younger. So I thought that on her birthday (February 12) I would read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. This is a cute story of an eleven year old Margaret rushing to grow up. Reading this story I was once again swept away by Judy Blume's talent for c...
Reading this book for the first time as an adult was a little difficult, because it was kind of boring and Margaret's character was so naive and annoying. But I see its value for young readers. Margaret is relatable for the most part (except her excitement about getting her period. "I can't wait to ...
I went into this adult-re-read expecting the story to feel, I don't know, overly simplistic? Because it was written for 12-year-olds back in the 70's, I just knew this childhood favourite would now suffer my age - it would feel dated at the very least! Boy was I wrong. I closed the book amazed a...
At the time this book was written in 1970 it was important because it dealt with such issues as boys, bra buying and periods for girls facing the onset of puberty in a frank manner. It continues to maintain its popularity, but it lacks literary merit.The book is told from Margaret's point of view, ...