Parents' Guide to

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

By Katherine Olney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

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

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 23 parent reviews

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
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age 15+

Why would you want a 10 year old to know about dating & Playboy ???

Why ?

This title has:

Too much sex
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23):
Kids say (93):

Although this was first published in 1970, tweens will find that it still pretty much rings true today. (It helps that this updated version of Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. has the girls using pads instead of sanitary belts to deal with their first periods.) Margaret is such a relatable character: She worries about being "normal," sometimes says the wrong thing, and even hides her true feelings to be accepted by her friends. Readers will appreciate her honest narration -- which will make them feel a whole lot better about their own anxieties about growing up.

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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