Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
|Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.|
|LC Class||MLCS 2006/13809 (P)|
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. is a 1970 book by Judy Blume, typically categorized as a young adult novel, about a girl in sixth grade who grew up without a religious affiliation. Margaret's mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, and the novel explores her quest for a single religion. Margaret also confronts many other pre-teen female issues, such as buying her first bra, having her first period, coping with belted sanitary napkins (changed to adhesive sanitary pads for recent editions of the book), jealousy towards another girl who has developed a womanly figure earlier than other girls, liking boys, and whether to voice her opinion if it differs from those of her friends.
Blume's success with Are You There God? It's Me Margaret inspired her to write another book, Then Again, Maybe I Won't, which is slightly like this book, but from a boy's perspective. This novel deals with Tony Miglione, a boy of the same age as Margaret who is dealing with puberty as well, although his transition from childhood to adulthood is quite different from Margaret's.
- Judy Blume's website
- Works by or about Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Grossman, Lev (16 October 2005). "All Time 100 Novels". Time Magazine. Retrieved 10-01-2011.