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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.