Monday, October 3, 2011

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. By Judy Blume

I'd like to take a moment to give you the background on why I am reviewing this Oldie but Goodie book. I bought all the Judy Blume books I read for my daughter and she absolutely loved them all just as much as I did.

But my favorite - my first one was "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."

It was one of the first books I've read that approached all the issues that I as a young girl of 11yrs was facing at that time in relation to my body and my peer image. Now some girls probably didn't have friends or feelings like Margaret - but some did and do.

For you new YA readers, check this one out.

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.

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cleemckenzie said...

Oldie, but goodies are wonderful and I love that you're writing about them. Books with legs are books that speak to the heart. This is one, for sure.

April said...

Oh my goodness, do I remember that book! Sometimes, when I'm trying to convince myself to workout, I say to myself, "I must...I must."

And then I inevitably say, "I must increase my bust."


Judy Blume approached all the scary adolescent topics in such a clean, pure way, didn't she? We don't get much of that anymore. I remember my mom having to explain the whole feminine belt thing to me though. :/

salarsenッ said...

Yeah, this was my first really 'choice' book back in 6th grade. This girl totally understood me. I LOVED it!