Jewish Values: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

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149 p.
A classic novel about growing up, fitting in, and identity. After moving from Manhattan to the suburbs, eleven year old Margaret Simon needs advice about her changing body, friends, boys, and religion. She turns to God, asking questions that still resonate with adolescent readers. One of the main reasons for this book's enduring popularity is that Margaret speaks in the voice of Everygirl. She is direct, genuine, and not at all coy, a child becoming a teenager who expresses herself honestly - without the self-conscious cuteness of so many of the Margaret wannabes that the publication of this book inspired. The Jewish content - Margaret has a Christian mother and a Jewish father and is being raised with no religion - is integral to Margaret's questions about her identity.
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