Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Published: originally in 1970
Publisher: Delacorte Books BYR
Format: Kindle buy
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. When she's asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she's normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she's got someone else to confide in... someone who always listens.
This year I wanted to revisit a book from my childhood and, of course, Judy Blume was my only real choice. Her books were my childhood I remember reading her books and feeling so grown up. Reading a Judy Blume book was like she was reading my mind and she knew what was in my soul, she was everything to me.
So I decided to revisit the ultimate…Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. I haven’t read this in honestly decades and it was a good visit. I found myself laughing and reliving the moments and realizing it was still THAT good. Margaret was like any twelve-year-old who was coming into her own and questioning everything from her body, friendship, crushes and religion. I love how no matter how old this book is every generation can learn from it. While the times have changed the core aspects of growing up will never change and that’s what makes her books so timeless and amazing!