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

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is a 1970 book by Judy Blume, typically categorized as a young adult novel, about a preteen girl in sixth grade who grew up with no religion. Margaret’s mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, and the novel explores her quest for a single religion. Margaret also confronts many other pre-teen female issues, such as buying her first bra, having her first period, coping with belted sanitary napkins (changed to adhesive sanitary pads for the 2006 edition of the book), jealousy towards another girl who has developed a womanly figure earlier than other girls, liking boys, and whether to voice her opinion if it differs from what her girlfriends seem to believe.

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Judy Blume: Deenie

When Deenie sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream, “FORGET IT… I’m never going to wear that thing. Everyone will know. EVERYONE!” But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years – or longer. She feels ugly and angry. But only she can figure out how to deal with it. And that’s going to take courage. Her mother wants to blame someone for ruining her plans for Deenie. Her friends want to be supportive but don’t know how. And Buddy Brader – well, he’s never heard of scoliosis.

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