This was the first that I read and, though not my favorite Judy Blume, definitely something I wouldn't mind taking a crack at now. As a result, some parents called for the book to be. As a father of a teenage girl, my answer is a resounding yes. I read this book again very recently as part of a program in which volunteers help teach childen and adults who have difficulty with reading and comprehension to read for understanding and ulimately enjoyment. Also I was the I read this book while living in Greece and listening to Kasey Casem's top forty.
I was with head shaking and consternation reading or at least trying to peruse without either grumbling or laughing derisively some of the more vehemently negative reviews the tirades for Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret? And these what make makes me who I am. How do you tell a silent mother the changes that are occurring within your body, when you've never even met her parents or heard a single story from her childhood and she is as cold and remote to you as the Statue of Liberty?? More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. In contrast, our Hispanic, Italian and Jewish neighbors spoke with their hands, and spoke over each other, often giving kisses and full-bodied hugs as they did so. But her family is very different from mine. Read it under the covers with a flashlight, or whatever kids use for light these days. She wrote this way back in 1970, in the olden days when peoples' dads subscribed to Playboy magazine, and she's still one of the most because she dared to approach topics like periods. Brooks sparked to the Blume book immediately, and flew himself and Fremon Craig to Key West.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sometimes I wish summer would last all year long. This book was written in 1970 -- do you think a lot has changed since then? And these what make makes me who I am. I actually enjoy second and third drafts. A Hollywood movie studios is not yet tied to the project. I was still wearing 6X clothes so guess who was left in the room with all the boy. After we talk I do another rewrite and then a final polish.
Mom and Dad were sheltered, small town people who had been relocated to the subtropics of South Florida and raised their children there. Those periods are probably even better than the satisfaction of that very first one. I enjoyed drama, dancing, singing, painting and performing. I'd say ages 9-16 because you can have ur period from 9-16 and that's one of the things the book's about. What was your family like? First of all I never even heard of Farbrook. At eleven I usually taken for 8.
Picking religious sides is just causing too much family drama for Margaret to want to participate. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Unfortunately, the newer addition featured some technical updates women will know what I mean , and I see why they did this, however I think girls today would be well served to learn how clunky feminine hygiene products were back when Margaret first hit the shelves. Aeroplane, aeroplane Don't leave without me 'Cause I'm out here All by myself tonight And I got no place to sleep. Another thing that I remember as striking was that the girl was Jewish, or part Jewish, but that aspect was dealt with in an off hand way, casual manner.
Be happy if you're the last. For Margaret, the growing up years are starting off with a myriad of changes. Pretty much from the second she sets foot in Farbrook, the fact that Margaret doesn't have a religion becomes a huge issue. Margaret is a sixth grader who moves from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey. Where do you get your ideas? I was probably about 9 or 10 when I snuck wait, this isn't a word? All the houses look the same, all the moms bowl and play bridge on the same nights.
Even I can answer it now! What makes Blume so wonderful - well, there are lots of things, but one of them is that she respects her audience, which is specifically 12-year-old girls and no one else. They are all seven years old. She has co-written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new novel. Mom and Dad were sheltered, small town people who had been relocated to the subtropics of South Florida and raised their children there. And she doesn't do all that because we're poor. Other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
In the 1970s, the book stood out among others published for young girls because of how honestly it dealt with matters like religion and sex. It was one of the first novels of its time to touch upon these subjects, and was widely read both by young adults growing up around its publication and by members of the following generations. If you are a parent: There's nothing objectionable in this book. Five stars, and yes, absolutely and forever on my favourite shelf!! It was more fun than a Pixar movie and taught me a lot. I was always reading something.
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. Blume drops hints that the sixth-grade teacher is harboring inappropriate feelings for early-developing Laura Danker, but she leaves it to the reader to decide how seriously to take them. I was about ten, aleady had boobs and a period both of which I wanted to jettison. And how else can one completely alarm and overwhelm a modern 10-year-old about the mysteries of the pubescent female body without the mention of the belt? I mean, we did have all girls school sessions during physical education classes in grade six about what to expect, but this was incredibly basic at best with questions not at all encouraged and in no way ever as enlightening as preparatory and as personal an account as Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret? I was terrified my trip down memory lane would wind up filled with potholes and other bumps in the road that would lessen my enjoyment. When I first read the book, not only was I terrified of getting my first period, especially at school, but I thought I at least had the basic mechanics down of all the necessary accoutrement. Parents, gift this to your children.