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ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET

ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET

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ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET

by Blume, Judy

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1978. First U.K. Edition. Uncommon UK edition of Blume's heartfelt coming-of-age young adult novel, first published in 1970 by Bradbury Press. Blume's frank treatment of adolescent anxieties, puberty, sexuality, and interfaith marriage has made the book a target for censorship since publication, regularly landing on the ALA's list of the 100 most frequently challenged books. Basis for the recent film adaptation by Kelly Fremon Craig, starring Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams, and Kathy Bates. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); green paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [viii],149,[1]pp. Faint spot of discoloration to base of spine, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced £3.40), with a faint, shallow dampstain to base of spine (extending a bit along the lower edge of the rear panel), and along the upper edge of the rear panel; Near Fine.

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is about a sixth-grade girl growing up and wondering about God and puberty and boys. It was challenged a lot after the 1980s because of its frank discussion of topics like religion and sex. Blume was one of the first Young Adult novelists to write about subjects long considered taboo for teenagers, and is credited for helping to get generations of pre-teens into reading although she has also been named one of the most frequently challenged authors according to the American Library Association. The novel was Blume's third published book. It has become a touchstone coming-of-age novel for girls. Through the five decades of popularity it has received updates from the publisher, including a controversial 2014 cover art depiction of Margaret texting God, following by an ellipsis in a message bubble. In 1998, Blume updated the novel herself, changing Margaret and her friends from using 'sanitary' napkins with belts, to disposable pads. Judy Blume ’s books have won hundreds of awards. She is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com .   

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Bookseller
Captain Ahab's Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET
Author
Blume, Judy
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
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Edition
First U.K. Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Victor Gollancz Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1978

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