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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

Blume, Judy

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ISBN 10: 0440404193 / ISBN 13: 9780440404194
Published by Dell Publishing Company, New York, NY, 1986
Used Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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clean and tight and square, corners and edges are very lightly bumped and rubbed, no spine crease, no tears or other creases, tiny ink mark along the bottom front cover edge, tiny nick along the spine. Bookseller Inventory # 304187

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

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: Reprint

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Synopsis:

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
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.
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?  It's not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he's very handsome.  And I'd love to dance with him... just once or twice.  Thank you God.

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If anyone tried to determine the most common rite of passage for preteen girls in North America, a girl's first reading of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret would rank near the top of the list. Judy Blume and her character Margaret Simon were the first to say out loud (and in a book even) that it is normal for girls to wonder when they are ever going to fill out their training bras. Puberty is a curious and annoying time. Girls' bodies begin to do freakish things--or, as in Margaret's case, they don't do freakish things nearly as fast as girls wish they would. Adolescents are often so relieved to discover that someone understands their body-angst that they miss one of the book's deeper explorations: a young person's relationship with God. Margaret has a very private relationship with God, and it's only after she moves to New Jersey and hangs out with a new friend that she discovers that it might be weird to talk to God without a priest or a rabbi to mediate. Margaret just wants to fit in! Who is God, and where is He when she needs Him? She begins to look into the cups of her training bra for answers ...

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