This book is a rite of passage- every adolescent girl MUST READ this book. By law. My law.
Great young adult story for girls. I read it more than 30 years ago and I still remember it.
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.
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 :)