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Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret
Judy Blume

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This is probably one of the best books that I have ever read in fact my favourite. The only thing I would comment on is that this is a really girly book and that boys should not read it.

Emily Fuller, 6ND (2017)

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7 comments on “Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret

  1. ograham says:

    Margaret wants to grow up. But growing up leads her to having to choose a religion; she has pressure from both sides of her family and she gets frustrated and stressed and you will have to read the book to find out what she chooses! Her new friends and her are all growing up together. I would recommend this book to Yr 5&6.

  2. rboamah says:

    This book is so good so I finished it within two days. Its about a girl called Margaret who really wants to grow up and start puberty! She moves to Farbrook where here new friend Nancy invites her to join her secret club- later called the Four PTSs (The Four Pre-Teen Sensations). Margaret has two other friends (also in Nancy’s secret club) called Janie and Gretchen. Join Margaret in her journey of finding out who she is by getting a copy of this brilliant book. I recommend this to girls from ages nine and over.

    1. Ms Fee says:

      Glad you enjoyed it Rachel – I remember reading this when I was about your age!

  3. Ms Fee says:

    Definitely one I remember getting so much enjoyment from as a child (along with ‘Deenie’ -also by Judy Blume.)

  4. efuller says:

    This is probably one of the best books that I have ever read in fact my favourite. The only thing I would comment on is that this is a really girly book and that boys should not read it.

  5. Mr Milne says:

    Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. This is how 12-year-old Margaret begins when she is talking things through with God. Margaret is growing up without a religion (because she’s in an interfaith marriage, with pressure to join different religions from either side of the family) and is trying to make sense of things. At the same time, she’s talking and worrying with her friends about puberty (crushes on boys, first bras and periods). Towards the end of the book Margaret says, “I don’t think a person can decide to be a certain religion just like that. It’s like having to choose your own name. You think about it a long time and then you keep changing your mind. If I should ever have children I will tell them what religion they are so they can start learning about it at an early age. Twelve is very late to learn.” Are you there God? is sometimes categorised as “young adult” because of the way it discusses puberty, sex and religion and there have been attempts to have it removed from school libraries. Of this, Judy Blume, the author, has said that parents worry too much about what their children are reading and that children will simply “self-censor” by getting bored with anything they do not understand. Not only that, when we held the survey to pick the 100 books, a large number of Rosendale mums picked out this book as one of those that they remembered best from their childhood and were very keen that it should be included among the 100.

  6. agrindle says:

    This is a good book and a funny book.I think my favourite bit is when she goes to her new school.