Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
Judy BlumeAges 12+
Read the hilarious coming-of-age classic! Now a major film starring Rachel McAdams (Mean Girls, The Notebook) and Abby Ryder Fortson (Ant-Man).
Meet Margaret. She's going through all the same things most teenage girls have to face; fitting in, friendship and first bras.
Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends – and she's convinced she's not normal.
For a start she hasn't got a clue whether she wants to be Jewish like her father or Christian like her mother. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are.
And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. She just knows that all her friends are going to need a bra before she does. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things.
So she talks to God instead – and waits for an answer . . .
Do you know what I liked most about it though? Its boldness. To tackle the situations in this book at the time it was written surely must have raised a lot of eyebrows and a lot of debates. Pushing boundaries in fiction is something I search for, and I found it in this book of our childhood secrets. It's a book for us girls whatever age we may be to read and connect with everything that's going on in it.
Funny and thought provoking.
A great book and trip down memory lane.