Are You There God It's Me Margaret Author:Judy Blume For Margaret, everything is different this year. She's just moved from New York City to the suburbs and is anxious to fit in with her new friends--Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. ... more »But in Farbrook, everybody joins the Y or the Jewish Community Center. Margaret doesn't have a religion, so what's she supposed to do? Suddenly life is very confusing. Maybe it's all part of growing up, but Margaret could really use some answers.« less
All I could remember from reading this when I was a kid was "We must, we must, we must increase our bust" and Margaret being the last among her friends to get her period. Turns out, this book is about religion: Margaret's parents have raised her without religion but her grandmother encourages her to be a practicing Jew.
One of the best books that I have read for girls 11-12 years old. I just shared it with one of my neighbor's daughter who is 11 going on 12 and she loved it as well. Timeless, seems like the story of being a girl at that age is the same whether you are 42 like me or 11 like her :)