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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret Are You There God It S Me, Margaret No One Ever Told Margaret Simon That Eleven Going On Twelve Would Be Such A Hard Age When Her Family Moves To New Jersey, She Has To Adjust To Life In The Suburbs, A Different School, And A Whole New Group Of Friends Margaret Knows She Needs Someone To Talk To About Growing Up And It S Not Long Before She S Found A Solution.Are You There God It S Me, Margaret I Can T Wait Until Two O Clock God That S When Our Dance Starts Do You Think I Ll Get Philip Leroy For A Partner It S Not So Much That I Like Him As A Person God, But As A Boy He S Very Handsome And I D Love To Dance With Him Just Once Or Twice Thank You God.

10 thoughts on “Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

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    I first read this book in kindergarten After getting into an argument with the PTA lady running the school book fair about whether or not I could buy the book I thought she was trying to imply that I couldn t read it, which I found insulting an argument that was ultimately settled by a call home to my mom I brought the book home and read it all on a Friday night Up past my bedtime, I snuck downstairs, where my parents were entertaining friends, and announced that I had a question about what a period was Without missing a beat, my mother said The dot at the end of the sentence Patronized again, I cried, I know what that kind is I m talking about the kind Margaret does...

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    Isn t it pathetic that as a girl, once you learn about periods, you just can t wait to get one, and then for the rest of your life, you just wish the effers would go away Except of course, the periods that show up JUST when you need them to like when one is perhaps a few d...

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    During the final round in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, Miss Philippines Shamcey Supsup was asked this question Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person you love Why or why not Supsup answered If I had to change my religious beliefs, I will not marry the person that I love Because the first person that I love is GOD who created me And I have my faith and my principles And these what make makes me who I am And if that person loves me, he should love my God too Thank you Of course, Supsup at 25, was expected to have a mature answer than the 11 y o Margaret Simon in this Judy Blume s born 1938 most popular novel Are You There God It s Me, Margaret. Supsup was a architecture board exam topnotcher and a magna cum laude and Margaret was just a 6th grader.But that beauty pageant question and the main conflict in this book are basically the same They both put on the table the value of religion in a person s life Supsup does not want to forgo her faith for love s sake Margaret is facing the dilemma on which religion to choose her paternal grandmother s or her maternal grandmother s Supsup is not willing to change her religio...

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    I was a little scrap of a white girl, growing up, and the daughter of Midwestern parents as well Mom and Dad were sheltered, small town people who had been relocated to the subtropics of South Florida and raised their children there Our family was an island of conservatism and traditionalism among an extremely multicultural sea.Our quiet, casserole eating crew had very good manners, and spoke quietly, but we spoke not of feelings, and we deferred always to Dad s opinions In contrast, our Hispanic, Italian and Jewish neighbors spoke with their hands, and spoke over each other, often giving kisses and full bodied hugs as they did so.I was attracted to the wildness of these neighbor s homes, and I always felt I d have developed of a voice there, among those boisterous dinner tables I knew I had an innate sassiness, but I didn t know how to make it emerge, or how to be authentic to my self.When I was faced with early puberty, things became even challenging How do you tell a silent mother the changes that are occurring within your body, when you ve never even met her parents or heard a single story from her childhood and she is as cold and remote to you as the Statue of Liberty Well, here is where the school librarian once again saved the day by placing Are You There God It s Me, Margaret in my hands That woman always seemed to sense my love of books, my silence, and my needs.And there she...

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    This novel discusses subjects of importance to preteen girls, like kissing, bras, boys and menstruation Presence of religion, but no exasperating preaching Parents, gift this to your children.As a side note, Margaret is t...

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    I m feeling very nostalgic today I can still remember sitting on the floor in the library and reading this book One of my favorite authors when I was young If I didn t have so much to read I would read it again now Actually if I...

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    Oh, how I do miss the 1970 edition of this book Somehow the cute little cover girl of the new edition, what with the sparkling eyes and her head in the clouds, doesn t express the loneliness and contemplative nature of Miss M in the same way the little girl with lank brown hair and brown knee socks did And how else can one completely alarm and overwhelm a modern 10 year old about the mysteries of the pubescent female body without the mention of the belt When I first read the book, not only was I terrified of getting my first period, especially at school, but I thought I at least had the basic mechanics down of all the necessary accoutrement After reading Are You There , a frantic me had to spend 20 minutes in a Walgreens, reassuring myself that this mythical belt contraption no longer existed, and was completely unnecessary And even then, it wasn t until age 12 that I was completely satisfied.In 2006, they updated the book to include the mention of sanitary napkins instead of menstruation belts, and I somehow find that incredibly wrong Are You There is a phenomenal book, for Margaret s quest ...

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    Find all of my reviews at Eeks am I getting behind in posting reviews Are You There God, It s Me Margaret was my final selection for Banned Books Week I was extremely hesitant to re read this since it was one of my childhood favorites I was terrified my trip down memory lane would wind up filled with potholes and other bumps in the road that would lessen my enjoyment Boy was I wrong I loved Margaret just as much now as I did back then Judy Blume was my go to gal back in the dark ages and her stuff amazingly stands the test of time Highly recommended to young girls at that awkward in between age when they aren t quite a kid, but not yet a woman Oh, and ...

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    The first thing Margaret asks God is Don t let New Jersey be too horrible, so you know she s in for a rough time with God The second thing she asks for is boobs What makes Blume so wonderful well, there are lots of things, but one of them is that she respects her audience, which is specifically 12 year old girls and no one else She s tackling big subjects here puberty and God, so that s half of the entire list of Big Subjects and she respects their difficulty Margaret is the product of a mixed marriage her mom is Christian and her dad is Jewish and the big debate here is which God, if any, she will choose Her parents have left the decision to her, which she feels is bullshit If I should ever have children, she declares, I will tell them what religion they are so they can start learning about it at an early age Twelve is very late to learn And what I love is that by...

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    For Margaret, the growing up years are starting off with a myriad of changes She moves to a new city, attends a new school, makes new friends, maintains a close relationship with her Grandma, and grapples with her lack of a defined religion all while navigating the complexities of the pre teen years Margaret is on the cusp of ad...

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