Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

“Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I can’t wait until two o’clock God. That’s when our dance starts. Do you think I’ll get Philip Leroy for a partner?”

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she’s anxious to fit in with her new friends. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. Not only does she seem to be a late developer, but there are things about growing up that she finds hard to talk about, even with her friends. Luckily for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in… someone who always listens.

“With sensitivity and humor Judy Blume has captured the joys, fears, and uncertainty that surround a young girl approaching adolescence.” Publishers Weekly

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    i love these types of books and especially the ones that JUDY BLUME writes. Margaret is quite funny but also quite curious

    4 March 2014

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    This is a really good book I really enjoyed reading it.

    6 September 2013

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    This book was not just good, but amazing!!!A book only an idiot would stop reading !!!! great book for people ages 12+

    28 January 2013

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    This book was so good! It was not only good but it was funny, intriguing and interesting! It had me hooked all the way through, I just couldn’t put it down! I would definitly recomend the book for every girl aged 10+!

    23 January 2013

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    Excellent book for children in their early teens! Very funny and its great as Judy Blume captures the true life of 12 year olds :D

    12 May 2012

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    Judy Blume

    Judy Blume is the much-loved author of many books for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.


    Judy Blume has won many prestigious awards, including the Margaret A. Edwards award for Lifetime Achievement.

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