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Are You There God? It's Me Margaret
Are You There God It's Me Margaret
Author: Judy Blume
ISBN-13: 9780689841583
ISBN-10: 0689841582
Publication Date: 4/1/2001
Pages: 160
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
This book is a rite of passage- every adolescent girl MUST READ this book. By law. My law.
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Great young adult story for girls. I read it more than 30 years ago and I still remember it.
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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.
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When you are very young age, like me, it makes you think that you are not alone, you are not the only un-perfect one and Marget gives an exellent example of that.
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As a girl I loved this book. I always thought if I had a girl that I would be very proud to share this hilarious book about growing up as a girl. Now I have 2 boys, oh well, maybe I'll have a granddaughter to share this book with!
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This is a great book for pre-teens
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I read this as a prepubescent teenage girl. It was great. It talked a lot in detail about the mysteries of our changing female bodies and how to deal with other girls who are maturing faster or slower than you. Great read , even today for 11-14 year old girls.
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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 :)
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Even though I am a teenage guy, I still enjoyed the book. It was realistic, emotional, and sometimes funny. I think that everyone should read it (but guys shouldn't tell others if they do).
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I read this book over and over again when I was younger. Such a classic.
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A classic!! I have read this boook as a child and an adult!! It is a timeless classic by Judy Blume!
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I loved this book when I was a preteen. This book really helped me understand what was going on with my mind and body at that age. Great book!
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This is a great book that I read to my niece quite some time ago. It's geared toward young girls in early adolescence. I read it again and it was still great! Now I've listed it here at PBS.
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A wonderful novel about dealing with puberty, family, religion and all the changes in the lives of mid-school girls. Written some time ago, this book has a timeless quality that transcends the minutiae of the current fad and addresses the classic concerns of the young.
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One of my favorite books from when I was a kid.
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I loved this book when I was growing up (and still would read it today). I could really relate to what was going on in the main character's life. It's a wonderful read.
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I read this book only recently (years and years since being a teenager!), because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I'd never read anything by Judy Blume before. Though the book (which is from the early '70s) is quite dated in the year 2009(kids today probably will not even understand what a sanitary nakpkin belt is...shudder!!), it does tackle some "heavy" topics that probably still confuse and baffle young girls nowadays---like getting their first periods, and deciding what role religion will play in their lives. So it's not all boys and crushes and silly stuff. I'm glad I read it after all these years, and will pass it along to some young ladies I know when the time comes if it isn't requested here at PBS.
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Every teenage girl should read this book. It's a classic.
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There are some books that you pick up and read as a child/preteen/teen because you have to for school and some because your friends are reading it. This book was closer to the latter for me and I am glad I read it. It helped me disappear into another world where there was someone like myself with all of the questions and doubts and fears I had. It gave me a little more strength to make it through puberty.
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wow! im 25 years old and just read this book for the first time. really wished i had picked it up 14 years ago-- judy blume captures age 11/12 perfectly. a great portrait of 6th grade life.
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My daughter enjoyed reading this book. It is one that I read when I was her age.
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Every eleven and twelve year old girl should read this book! It speaks of all the unspoken questions that go through a young girls mind. A timeless classic!
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This is a book I read and re-read as a young person. Still relevant today, it explores many issues important to kids as they transition from childhood to adolescence. Themes of puberty, religion, peer pressure, and so forth.
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A humorous read for girls. Margaret struggles with all the things that young adults struggle with today, and the author deals with them well in humor and fun.
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this book is for preteen girls. It's about the maturing process, and is considered a classic. It's a bit dated, but still worth reading
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This book is a necessary one for girls that are soon to be teenagers (about age 10 or older). Very important personal issues come up for Margaret, and this book would be an asset to a girl who is a bit shy to talk to her mother just yet and wants to explore the feelings of this age a little more.
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This was one of my all time favorites when I was a girl...many many years ago!! Margarets everyday issues that any preteen girl can relate to!
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this book is my favorite
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wen i was reaching my pubert years. my mother gave me this book and had me read it first before she ahd the "talk" with me. this booked reallt helped me. about a girl who doesnot follow any religion but talks to god evey night, she is trying to find her place in the world and really figure out who she is.
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The first time I read this I was 8, a little young, and it lead me to ask my quite shy father a question - which made him mumble - "go ask your mother". I just reread it on a whim, and I still loved it, it was very interesting to read now that I am a mother. I came away with something completely different from it this time. A timeless, great coming of age book.
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I loved this book!
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Terrific book for preteens!
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Great coming of age book! Gives a great connection to a young girl trying to fit in at a very awkward age. I highly recommend this read for any girl ages 10 to 100! :)
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Margaret Simon just moved to New Jersey where she has to start life all over again meaning meeting new friends, a new school, and a different way of life. To get through it all Margaret talks to God about growing into a young woman.
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Good for young girls growing up.
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Classic read for teens
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Everyone needs to read this book, even if you are an adult!
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A classic - I got for my daughter to read.
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I thought this was a great book.
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This was a gift for my niece but I remember reading it at her age. Truly a classic book that every girl should read!
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I read and read and re-read this book when I was a young person. Now, it reminds me of how that time felt.
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This book is a lovely 150 page book for young girls who are experiencing growing up.
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Always wanted to read this when I was younger and finally got the chance. It still holds up today and Judy Blume does have the voice of a young girl and her worries and concerns. Glad I finally had the opportunity to read it.
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THIS BOOK SHOWS THE SOCIAL STRESS A KID HAS IN LIFE
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GREAT BOOK
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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.
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No one ever told Mararet 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, ans a whole new group of friends.
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the cover of my book is older then the one shown,copyright date-1970.But still in good readable shape
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Slight wear on the binding, yellowing pages.. but otherwise perfect condition. It's only been read once and stored in the basement on a book shelf.
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(My cover is different.)
Margaret is a bit confused about religion. When she moved from the city to her new home, she didn't know whether to join the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What made matters worse was that, going on twelve, she had plenty to talk over with God. She had a bra but needed to row a bit to put something in it. Nancy and Gretchen already had their period. What was taking her so long? Sometimes she got so frustrated, she ignored Him- until the next time she really needed someone to listen.
(Taken from the back cover)