Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret – Judy Blume

Are-You-There-God-Its-Me-MargaretThis middle grade book was a rite of passage for all tween girls when I was a kid.  I believe it holds up mainly because of the timelessness of Judy Blume’s writing.  Margaret, a girl in the 6th grade, is growing up without a religious affiliation because her mother is Christian and her father Jewish.  The novel explores Margaret’s quest for a religious identity even as it confronts typical tween issues such as discovering boys, being jealous of girls who are developing figures, whether or not to voice an opinion that might differ from the norm, having a first period and buying a first bra.  I love Judy Blume, an amazing author, who has written for every age group. Her adult books Wifey and Summer Sisters are equally wonderful!

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