An interesting quote from this interview with Judy Blume:
“With Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, I thought I was writing about organized religion, yet the book has become famous for dealing with puberty. Hardly anyone ever mentions religion or Margaret’s very personal relationship with God.”
I know that if you ask almost anyone what Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is about, they’d say a girl getting her period, but I actually really enjoy Margaret’s struggle with organized religion throughout. It feels very natural, and I like that Margaret is always reaching out for something greater in the universe, even if she can’t call herself Jewish or Christian exactly.
Make sure to check out the whole interview!
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Loved that book – and enjoyed your short reviews! Thanks for the link to the Judy Blume interview, and thanks as well for participating in the 2012 Comment Challenge!
Thanks so much Lee! The comment challenge has been a blast.
Now that I’m a school librarian, I need to go back and re-read stuff I liked as a kid to see what still holds up. Judy Blume is at the top of that list. I re-read Tales of a 4th grade nothing with my daughter. I remembered loving it but now, not so much. Now I’m curious about the others.