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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, 1982. First US Edition/11th Printing. Hardcover. Fair/Good. A scarce later printing of the classic just released as a film. An ex-library copy in light blue cloth with dark blue type. Wear/some staining to edges and dings to front corners. Paper scars/glue residue to pastedowns. Some scarring/ink and cover up with liquid paper to front endpapers. Stamp to ffep and numbers to same and title page. Pocket and sticker to rfep. Some staining to front page ends and smudges to others. Jacket is unclipped ($9.95) with small corner of rear flap missing. Some small stains, punctures and scars with edgewear overall and a few tiny chips to top of spine.


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
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