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Publisher's Summary

Margaret Simon, almost 12, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She's just moved from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends - Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong.

But none of them can believe Margaret doesn't have a religion, and that she isn't joining the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don't know is that Margaret has her own special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything - family, friends, even Philip Leroy, the best-looking boy in sixth grade.

Margaret is funny and real. As you read her story, you'll know why this book has been the favorite of millions of readers. It's as if Margaret is talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.

©1970 Judy Blume (P)2009 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"If anyone tried to determine the most common rite of passage for preteen girls in North America, a girl's first reading of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret would rank near the top of the list." (Amazon.com review)

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Hilarious and charming

Would you listen to Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret again? Why?

Definitely! This was one of my favorite books when I was an adolescent. I am now 40 and listened to it for a class I'm taking - it was so much funnier than I remember. I thoroughly enjoyed re-experiencing this story from my current perspective.

What about Laura Hamilton’s performance did you like?

I thought the performance was great. I almost felt like I was listening to Margaret, not an audiobook.

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Shared a childhood favorite with my daughter

I loved sharing one of my favorite childhood books with my daughter. At first, I was a little nervous about the content since she's only in 4th grade, but it was actually really good for her to hear the kinds of questions and interests that she's starting to have herself.

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I love it!!!😂😂😂😃😄😃😅😅😃😅😅😅😳😝😋😜😛

😂😂😂😂 I love IT!!!!!!!! I love Judy blum I Love all her books So MUTCH!!!!!!!

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You can really relate!

I feel like this is a book that I could really relate to. It's about normal people just like me facing real difficulties,and I like that!

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love it! the narrator was awesome,and it was great

the storry was awewome , I think you guys should read it,and I bet you guys will really love it. The overall was good with good details.

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  • China
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 03-04-13

First heard it when I was 10 and still love it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. It's a great book and Laura Hamilton does an amazing job narrating. She's great at changing her voice to fit each character and even the tone of her voice changes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret?

I love the entire book but my favorite part is when Margaret realizes Nancy is a fake and lied about her period. It shows Margaret has matured and had come to realize that Nancy isn't all she's cracked up to be.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I first heard this book on tape when I was about 10 years old. I loved it then (even though I wasn't entirely sure what was going on the whole story) and I still love it now. I've heard it over 100 times and still could listen to the story every night. It doesn't make me cry but I do laugh when I realize I was the same way at that age.

Any additional comments?

Great job Audible.com!

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A great read for 12 yr old girls!!

I remember reading this story as a child and oh how I related to it!! My daughter has dyslexia so I bought this audible version for her, She loved it and has listened to it countless times.

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  • Lili
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  • 09-02-18

Charming but feels a bit dated

It’s difficult to not compare this book to Anne of Green Gables. Which is an unfair comparison as they were written about sixty years apart, but both are coming of age stories centered around two girls of about the same age.

Anne of Green Gables is classic literature, beautifully written, and feels timeless. Judy Blume’s book feels a bit awkward, and a bit dated.

I understand the appeal of the book, the frankness, and the warmth, but the dialogue feels a bit stilted and the characters feel several years younger than they are said to be. I think the book is much more suited to the time period in which it was written, than today’s world. But I’ve heard Judy Blume and her books mentioned for years, so I’m glad I got to read one for the first time. And there were moments in the book that took me back to being in the sixth grade and what the years right before being a teenager felt like. But most of the time it felt like I was watching an old fuzzy rerun of a sit-com from years ago that didn’t hold up well.

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Werid

The overall story was okay. The book was about boobs and friends i just wouldnt want my kids to be around or talk about to their friends. I don't recommend if you in a young age.

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Not Bad But Starting To Show Its Age

I'm still amused by this book, all these years later.

Margaret was nothing like me, as a middle grade girl, but I still enjoyed her story (again).

It's a quick read and a bit dated now, but still relevant overall.