While researching banned books for my research paper one book continuously popped up on the lists, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Given its odd name, and its banned status, I decided to check it out, and I am glad I did.
This book, written by Judy Blume, is about a twelve year old girl, Margaret, and her life at her new school in New Jersey. For her 6th grade year-long report, Margaret writes about her religion..or lack thereof. Margaret’s mother’s family are devoted Christians and her father’s family is Jewish. Leaving her stuck somewhere in the middle, Margaret talks to God about her life and her struggles in 6th grade.
Blume writes an honest story about a girl on the edge of becoming a teen, and her struggle to figure out who she truly is. Religious or not, this book is an amazing and thoughtful read.