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Now a major motion picture starring Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates A Time Best YA Book of All Time Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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6 ratings

so funny!

Not only was this a quick read but it was funny and talked about themes I went through growing up. I recommend.

Best book growing up in the mid 70's

Love this coming of age book. I went through this book chapter by chapter as if it was my life!!!! This book came out in 1970. Great reading. My girls read it in elementary school.

La Vida Secreta de la Casi Adolescente

Este libro empieza con una oración: > Termina con otra. Y a través de sus paginas, Margaret (la protagonista) habla con Dios con frecuencia. Tiene mucha razón por que buscar consuelo: su vida esta cambiando (por primera vez en su vida Margaret se muda, de Nueva York a Nueva Jersey), su cuerpo no esta cambiando (Margaret tiene 12 años y esta impaciente para empezar a ser mujer), y su corazón esta confuso (Margaret quiere encontrar la religión organizada que le dejara sentirse mas cerca al Dios con quien habla). <br /> <br />La autora Judy Blume tiene un gran talento por escribir sobre las dificultades de una pre-adolescente con humor y simpatía. Como un año en la vida real, mucho se piensa, mucho pasa, y no todo se resuelve al final, pero la vida continua. <br /> <br />Para mi, lo mas frustrante del libro es que tiene muchos personajes que no son lo que parecen al principio-- el muchacho guapísimo con la personalidad troncada, la mejor amiga con la boca grande, la muchacha desdichada que tal vez no es tan mal como todos dicen, etc. -- pero la cuestión sobre la diferencia entre la percepción y la realidad no es examinada suficiente. Sin embargo, este libro ofrece una mirada honesta y entretenida sobre la vida y desarollo de una pre-adolescente. Aunque fue escrito originalmente en los 1970s, este cuento sigue resonando con las chicas de 10 - 12 años hoy en día.

One of my favorite books from my pre-teen years!!

I was reading back in one of my old diaries today--and i came across a sentence that read: you are most like the character--and there was a blank. I had written Margaret. I knew exactly where it came from. I think I read it in 4th or 5th grade and I just remember it made me feel like the author understood what we were going through--and how could she have remembered all that? i swallowed up the details and I laughed and felt bad for the character. I thought it was funny about what a big deal the periods for the girls were---and how she was struggling with religion and what she should believe. I have recommended this to some parents for their daughters but I worry that the "religion choosing" thing might bother them. I loved this book and i think every young girl should read this book. It was written 20 or 30 years ago and she still understood what i was going through!!

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

The Book I just read tittled Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, is an excellent choice for pre-teens to read. I definately recommend this novel to young audiences. I found this novel whose author is Judy Blume to have very simple vocabulary which makes it easy for young readers to understand. Since this novel deals with pre adolesence and the questions about menstruation, one is able to identify with Margaret, the protagonist of this novel. Judy uses questions and answers which are right to the point that she wants to get accross the reader. Although there might be a certain controversial about this novel which deals about menstruating, some parents might not agree with me. I have found adolesence to be a human concern in this novel, and I will quote a part to show an example of it. "Are you there God? It's me,Margaret. I just told my mother I wanted a bra. Please help me grow God. You know where. I want to be like everyone else." Another controversy might be because of religion purposes that will conflict with some audiences reading about it, but I truly believe Judie's work is an excellent source to search a lot of unanswered questions which pre-teens are unable to find at home or are afraid to ask. Judy answers all these questions. I, myself identify with the protagonist, and I wish I would have come accross or had the knowledge about Ms. Blume's novels when I had questions about menstruataion during my pre-teens. Once again I definately recommend Judy Blume's novels to any pre-teen.

An honest story about growing up, but outstandingly humorous

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume may just be one of my all-time favorite novels. It's a hilarious story about Margaret Simon, a twelve-year-old girl, growing up in the New York area. She has to move to a new town in Farbrook, New Jersey with her parents, away from her grandmother and is trying very hard to adjust with the problems of becoming a teenager. She is faced with many typical pre-teen issues such as school, cute boys, religion, puberty and other growing up factors. She learns how to deal with boys and other "girl" problems through the process of experiment from the help of her mother, grandmother and friends. Most writers would not dare talk about puberty or issues relating to a girl's physical growth, but Judy Blume talks about these issues with a little humorous spice to it. Even though I'm not a girl and can not relate to Margaret's life, I enjoy reading this book because it talks about realistic issues and problems that made me laugh out loud. Moments like setting up a girl group to talk about cute boys, measuring their breast size, talking about their bra size and if they had their periods yet were just several mirthful moments in the book that made me laughing with tears. Not to reveal too much of the book's detail, but her mother choosing a bra for her at a nearby department store shows an aspect of her growing up, but is also comical to even read about it. This is a great book that talks about learning lessons in life and teaches anyone, especially young teens in how to handle hard choices with a funny style to it. I definitely recommend this book, especially for those young teens out there seeking a companion to relate to.

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