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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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Scarsdale: Bradbury Press, 1973. First US Edition/7th Printing. Hardcover. Poor/Fair. A scarce early printing of the classic just released as a film. An ex-library copy in light blue cloth with dark blue type. Corners and spine ends dinged/bumped and rubbing through paper at same and board ends. Tape shadows to board ends and 1 inch split to front spine gutter. Paper scarring to pastedowns where jacket protector was previously attached. Pen scribbles to ffep, stamps to title page and pocket with letter 'D' in ink to rfep. Several pen, pencils marks and scribbles as well as some smudges through text block. Stamp to top page ends, stain to front page ends and some letters in pencil to bottom page ends. Jacket is unclipped with large chip at heel, smaller chips at head and bottom front corner. Tanning to spine with sticker shadow at bottom. One 1/2 inch tear to bottom of rear panel and general edgewear.


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 .   

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Blume, Judy
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