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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret Award-winning author/illustrator

by Judy Blume (author)

Suitable for 11 - 18 years

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“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?”

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. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. Not only does she seem to be a late developer, but there are things about growing up that she finds hard to talk about, even with her friends. Luckily for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in… someone who always listens.

“With sensitivity and humor Judy Blume has captured the joys, fears, and uncertainty that surround a young girl approaching adolescence.” Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9780330398084

Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Judy Blume

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When I was growing up, I dreamed about becoming a cowgirl, a detective, a spy, a great actress, or a ballerina. Not a dentist, like my father, or a homemaker, like my mother — and certainly not a writer, although I always loved to read. I didn’t know anything about writers. It never occurred to me they were regular people and that I could grow up to become one, even though I loved to make up stories inside my head.

I made up stories while I bounced a ball against the side of our house. I made up stories playing with paper dolls. And I made them up while I practiced the piano by pretending to give piano lessons. I even kept a notebook with the names of my pretend students and how they were doing. I always had an active imagination. But I never wrote down any of my stories. And I never told anyone about them.

When I grew up, my need for storytelling didn’t go away. So when my own two children started preschool I began to write and I’ve been writing ever since! My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start a book about them. Then, they become so real to me I talk about them at the dinner table as if they are real. Some people consider this weird. But my family understands.

Many of my books are set in New Jersey because that’s where I was born and raised. I lived there until my kids finished elementary school. Then we moved to New Mexico, the setting for Tiger Eyes. I also spent two years in Connecticut, where Just as Long as We’re Together and Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson are set. And Fudge-A-Mania grew out of a summer spent in Maine. I don’t think I could set a book in a place without knowing it really well.

Now I live in New York City and Key West, Florida, with my husband, George Cooper, who writes nonfiction. He thinks I’m lucky because I get to make things up. I think it would be fun to do research and discover stories, like George. Between us, we have three grown children and one incredible grandchild, whose first word was “book”! That makes sense since we all love to read to him.

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    lebbyland27
    on 4 March 2014

    i love these types of books and especially the ones that JUDY BLUME writes. Margaret is quite funny but also quite curious

    5out of 5
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    Oceantiger
    on 6 September 2013

    This is a really good book I really enjoyed reading it.

    5out of 5
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    diggymya
    on 28 January 2013

    This book was not just good, but amazing!!!A book only an idiot would stop reading !!!! great book for people ages 12+

    5out of 5
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    cherribob
    on 23 January 2013

    This book was so good! It was not only good but it was funny, intriguing and interesting! It had me hooked all the way through, I just couldn’t put it down! I would definitly recomend the book for every girl aged 10+!

    5out of 5
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    lemonade123
    on 12 May 2012

    Excellent book for children in their early teens! Very funny and its great as Judy Blume captures the true life of 12 year olds :D

    5out of 5
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    kola5689
    on 3 March 2012

    This book is fantastic