Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Book review by Katherine Olney, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Classic coming-of-age story rings true decades later.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 103 reviews

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age 11+

appropriate for 6th grade girls and up

this book deals with exactly the topics that surround middle school classroom conversations- from the first talk of boys, first kisses, to questioning the existence of a higher power and what a period would be like to have. I feel like all girls at age 11-12 should read this book- it's a preteen essential that deals with the actual experiences a 6th grader would have or hear about from friends.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

piece of trash

i read this book as a tween when my local library was having a book sale. i only picked the book because i knew the author, but i was very disappointed after reading it. the plot is probably 90% about puberty/sexual talk between kids & there isn't a real plot behind that. the main characters in the book are definitely not good role models, because they're only interested in boys and growing boobs lmao

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Book Details

  • Author: Judy Blume
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Topics: Middle School
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Yearling Books
  • Publication date: January 1, 1970
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Available on: Paperback, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, Kindle
  • Last updated: February 4, 2022

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