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.
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”Would you change your religious beliefs to marry the person you love? Why or why not?”Supsup answered:
”If I had to change my religious beliefs, I will not marry the person that I love. Because the first person that I love is GOD who created me. And I have my faith and my principles. And these what make makes me who I am. And if that person loves me, he should love my God too. Th...more
4 stars for my love of the book as a child.
2 stars for how it reads now as an adult.
= 3 star average.
I was cleaning out my stuff and found this book and had a sudden urge to revisit my childhood.
As a child, this was one of those books that I read over and over (probably because my mom didn't want me reading it). I was probably about 9 or 10 when I snuck (wait, this isn't a word? why am I getting spell-checked?) Are You There God? into my house.
It put the f...more
I was about ten, aleady had boobs and a period (both of which I wanted to jettison). I found the book amusing because I could relate to the religious power struggle that plagued our protag. Also I was the...more
When I first read the book, not only wa...more
The girl I was reading with was very moved by the book. I guess, I had taken it for granted. Blume clearly knows her audience and speaks to them. As a young, fat boy, I read Blubber and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (along with 1001 Arabian Nights) over and over under the covers by the y...more
Margaret's family is Jewish, she hasn't yet decided, and she's just, you know. She's just trying to grow up, in a new town, with new friends. Blah blah blah periods.
THE SUNDAY FAMILY READ
Judy Blume is nine years older than I am. I did not read her books growing up because they weren't published yet. They would have helped me a great deal but by the time this one was published in 1970, I was married and having my first baby.
I decided to read this now because I have come to the part of my memoir where I need to write about my early awareness of sex and all that goes along with changing from a child to a teen to a young woman. I found myself very blocked and f...more
Cerita dalam buku ini telah mengajarkanku bagaimana memaknai agama yang ada di dunia, dan bagaimana aku menghargai para penganutnya. Kurang lebih, aku punya pengalaman yang...more
I loooove the story back then, and I guess I still do –but I couldn’t find the book at Gramedia these days, since I lost mine to a friend-
The story is about nine (or ten? Or twelve?) years old Margareth, who had three best friends and a big brother who has a cute friend.
The story is about Margareth’s days and all her wishes as an ackward young girl, w...more
I definitely need to get this from the library & read it again.
Lalu Kak Lita menyebutkan judul Tuhan, Ini Aku, Margaret karya Judy Blume.
Yang tebersit di kepalaku adalah Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Dengan cover . Agak ragu juga sih, sama ga yah maksudnya. Karena cover yang kulihat itu kayaknya baru...
Pas kemarin siaran sama Kak Lita, beliau membawakan buku edisi Gramedia ini... :D
Dan baru pas masukkin entry ini aku ngeh ternyata buku ya...more
The two most important conclusions:
- if I ever have a daughter, I'll make sure she reads this. Though I should probably explain what periods are, before I do so, lest she ends up thinking of them as something mystical.
- I really wish I had read this myself, when I was Margaret's age.
Margaret Simon is almost 12 years old when her family moves from New York City to a house in Farbrook, New Jersey. Margaret's father works in an insurance office and commutes back and forth. Her mother likes to paint pictures of food and her Grandmother is always knitting sweaters for Margaret. Margaret's father is Jewish and her mother is Christian, th...more
I think my mom bought this book because God is in the title. If I were only getting this now, I'd buy it for the same reasons, which goes to show how I am such my mother's daughter. :)
I read this just as I was about to turn thirteen, I think. From the very start of the book, I liked Margaret. It's so easy to relate to her. She's a very normal kid with a normal family who has typical questions about growing up. She's feeling changes in her body, and she's learning ab...more