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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. | Judy Blume
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Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look.Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. Shes just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friendsNancy, 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 doesnt have religion, and that she isnt going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they dont know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everythingfamily, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush. Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatableyoull feel like shes talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.
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Shievad
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I don‘t think I ever read this book as a child but I definitely wish I had! Judy Blume is exceptionally talented at writing in the way children think and see the world.

Bren912 I read as a young teen and I can still vividly remember certain parts. Might be time for a revisit! 1mo
Shievad @Bren912 ❤️❤️ FYI, it‘s apparently been updated. I read the update version where modern menstrual products with plastic and adhesives are used instead of garters and belts that were used in the ‘70s. 1mo
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Clwojick This is a classic! 💖 6mo
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jdiehr
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Follow the link https://betterme.ca/ to listen to me and my dear friend Heather Ross discuss book banning.

What are some of your favorite banned books??

Mine are anything by Judy Blume and The Outsiders by SE Hinton.

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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one!! 1y
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CaitlinByTheBook
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Mehso-so

Finished this middle grade book tonight and Emmie is not so sure about it 😂 Reading some of Judy Blume‘s books that I never read as a child and this was one of them. 3⭐️

wanderinglynn Your cat does not look impressed. 😆💜🐱 2y
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ravenlee
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I never read this as an adolescent and definitely missed out. I identified so hard with a lot of this. Will be getting a copy for the kiddo for a couple years down the road. I thought Nancy sounded awful and wish there was more explanation of the parents‘ perspective (but that‘s mom-me talking).

Third finish for #AnyWayYouReadathon and first for #AwesomeApril - courtesy of hubby taking kiddo for lunch and errands so I could read.

Eggbeater This is a classic must-read! 2y
kimmypete1 So glad it stands the test of time! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Oryx
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What?! How did I not know this was a thing that was happening.

LeahBergen 😮😮😮 2y
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Emmybird01
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5/5 for this middle grade! I loved this book just as much as I did the first time I read it. Margaret is such a good sweet character. Her journey through being a girl is so relatable.

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Auntynanny
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I'm a bit sad that I didn't read this when I was a pre-teen. I think I really would have enjoyed and identified with it. As it is, it was a fun read and a nice reminder of being an eleven year old girl.

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TheBookHippie
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Arrived from Florida today from Judy Blumes Bookstore in Key West

The 50th anniversary copy

Made my day

Texreader How awesome is that??!?! 2y
mrp27 Awesome! I got to meet Blume a few years ago at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. (edited) 2y
sharread Awesome! Her book I read as a teen Forever inspired me to write. 😁👍 2y
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CBee OH MY GOSHHHHH I AM JEALOUS 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Scochrane26 That‘s awesome! Loved her books as a kid. 2y
wanderinglynn Very cool! 😍 2y
Read-y_Picker 😯😯 2y
JaclynW Super cool! 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#3books #thatmademelaugh (or titter).

“We must, we must, we must increase our bust!” The exercise chant was a laugh out loud when I first read it.

OriginalCyn620 Yes to all of these! 🙌🏻😂 2y
Annie1215 😂 a classic choice. The play on words in the caption is perfection 👏🏻 2y
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Smarkies
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A coming of age story that tugs at all the right strings. Short but tackles the subject well.

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Nute
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#AugustAuthors - Judy Blume: I‘ve spent the early morning hours searching for it. I can‘t find it. It must be near at hand and I‘m just overlooking it‘s location. It‘s raggedy now...has been for many years...falling apart...taped on the spine...crumpled yellow pages. It was in the box of things I took to college. My Mom said that I should leave it at home.👇🏽

Nute I don‘t know if she was looking out for it‘s tender care or if she thought that I should be embarrassed to take a childhood book into my new grownup scene of campus living. But it had been a lifeline book at one time - comforting, familiar, instructional, warm. It was more than a book...it was more than words.👇🏽 2y
Nute It was a friend...yet, somehow it was me. I was asking ‘Are you there God? It‘s me, Kimberley.‘ I still treasure this book by Judy Blume so I‘ll be looking for its whereabouts in my home all day long...not to reread...but just to say ‘Hello again!‘ Photo Credit: Vulture.com (edited) 2y
Lesanne I had this same edition! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly Ooh, that better not be one of the books that she got rid of! 2y
Purrfectpages A classic! 2y
Brooke_H I have that same edition! It‘s falling apart. I took it to be signed by Blume & she asked me why on earth I still had it. I said my grandma gave it to me when I was in third grade. She said, “You has a special grandma!” 💜 2y
OriginalCyn620 I had this edition too as a kid! 2y
KVanRead You‘re a lovely writer, @Nute 2y
BookNAround I still have mine in his same edition. 2y
Nute @OriginalCyn620 @BookNAround @Lesanne When I realized that I wasn‘t going to find the actual book for this post it was okay because I could just grab a photo from the internet. Other editions popped up first and I thought to myself ‘What did it look like?‘ But as soon as a photo of this edition surfaced, I remembered immediately....purple color, the font, and Margaret. (edited) 2y
Nute @KVanRead Thank you, Kristine! I am humbled by that kind statement!💕 2y
Nute @MicheleinPhilly LMBO!🤣It just might have been included in those boxes of books. I can‘t stand the thought!😐 We have bonded forever, Ms. Michele!💕 2y
Nute @Brooke_H Your post was lovely! The story behind a book...the circumstance that makes that book an extra-special book. Your memory is now a memory that I will recall when I think of this book ‘My friend Brooke received a copy from her Grandma when she was in the third grade, and she held it close to her heart for years to come!‘ Thanks for the memory!💕 2y
Brooke_H @Nute 💜 2y
Lesliereads Oh my goodness- me and THIS book in the Wayback Machine....!😍😍 2y
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The incomparable Judy Blume who helped so many American girls growing up.
#augustauthors #judyblume @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this 💛💛 2y
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 2y
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OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Selena85
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Somehow, I never read Judy Blume middle grade books. I jumped from Fudge as a kid to Summer Sisters in my teens.
Sad I missed them when I would have related more, but it captures the memory of being 11: crushes, friend drama, first periods and trying to figure out who you are. ❤ the memories, but don't miss it 🙅‍♀️

Progress toward a #bookspinbingo

sharread Forever is my favorite. 2y
ElizaMarie You are leading up to a nice little bingo there! Also I didn't read this book as a child either. But reading it later I enjoyed it with those nostalgia feelings I got :) (better late than never!) 2y
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Margot0817
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Loved this book! 😍

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aperfectmjk
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Thanks for the tag @Hazel2019

#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

1. Strawberries... always strawberries.

2. Tagged. It's the first thing that comes to mind. I'm more into Mysteries/Thrillers, and for some reason they just don't scream “Summer“

3. I have not. BUT... I have swam with stingrays in Grand Cayman. It was a wonderful experience. Also somewhat terrifying.

Want to play? @That-Bookish-Hiker @rather_be_reading @Chelsea.Poole

Chelsea.Poole Thanks! I will give it a go 😊 2y
Hazel2019 Stingrays! That is a bit scary lol I think I would have chickened out 😁 2y
MoonWitch94 Ohhh swimming with stingrays!! 😱 Very cool! Thanks for playing ⛵️☺️🍉 2y
rather_be_reading even though im late thanks for the tag! 2y
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freeatlast1137
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Margaret's parents have been discouraged by religion as a result of their marriage giving Margaret the right to figure out what religion she is when she is a grown up. However, after her teacher assigns a project of the students choosing, Margaret decides she will figure out what religion she is.

Texreader Nice summary! I had forgotten what it was about! 2y
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I went to a local charity-run bookshop on the weekend (my first bookshop visit in over 4 months) and found this ... the same edition that I signed out over and over again from my elementary school library. I even remember the font. 😆 I wasn‘t planning on a reread but I‘ve suddenly found myself halfway through it.

(I also hit a mother lode of green Viragos 💚).

MaureenMc Yes, I checked out this copy, too! 2y
MsMelissa How lovely (both your copy of the book and being able to in-person book shop again!) 😊 2y
Leftcoastzen Oh how cool ! I need Virago photos !😂🍎🍏 2y
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Chrissyreadit We must we must we must increase our busts... 2y
LeahBergen @Book_Fiend_Melissa It was delightful (and masked 😆). 2y
LeahBergen @Leftcoastzen Ask and you shall receive. 😆 Well, I already put them on my Virago shelf so it might just be a shelfie. I actually had to do a reorganization because I bought 15 or so. 😆😆 2y
LeahBergen @Chrissyreadit oh no! I‘ll be chanting that now. 😆😆 We always added a second verse of “the bigger the better the tighter the sweater the boys are depending on us”. Yeah, we did. 🙄 2y
Chrissyreadit @LeahBergen 😆🤣😂 2y
Cathythoughts @Chrisseyreadit & Leah those chants are a scream ! What a laugh 😂. What were we like back then 😳😆 2y
Ruthiella Great find! I also prefer to have the covers I grew up with. 2y
rubyslippersreads It‘s always fun to find the same edition you used to check out from the library. 😊 2y
Reviewsbylola Such a classic. I remember this book so vividly. I always felt horrible that she got stuck as Mavis. 😆😆 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I remember how scandalous this book was back in the day! My friend and I would sneak reads of it when we thought her mom wasn't paying attention!! 🙂 2y
LeahBergen @Penny_LiteraryHoarders 😆😆 Our school library had only one copy so we‘d all wait until our friends returned it so we could sign it out in turn. 2y
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola I think I‘m going to call you Mavis from now on. 😆 2y
Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) Judy Blume
2) not that well, I have been very distracted with everything going on in our world
3) I purchased Like a Love Story today (as if I needed another book) because I‘ve heard great things about it and have heard it compared to Tell The Wolves I‘m Home 💚

#WondrousWednesday

Want to play @Klou @Mrs_B @Helen19 📚💛

Klou Thank you for tagging me! I'll do mine now! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Klou have a great day Kyra ❤️ 2y
Eggs #2 yes my dear reader friend—the world distractions. I think those who care the most worry the most...take care of yourself 💖💕🥰 2y
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Klou @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! You too! ❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs you too my bestie ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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JacqMac
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#7books7days Day 4.
Seven books that have left a deep impression and changed me.
Please play along. I would love to see your choices.

Joanne1 I remember reading this in primary school. 3y
LeahBergen I have this very same edition! ❤️❤️ 3y
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Rissreads
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#7books7days Day 2

Books that made a deep impression on me.

@CarolynM @MrsMalaprop

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Right?! Me too! I remember being about 10 years old and very confused by the description of menstrual pads. My imagination invented quite a contraption and I was completely horrified. The counterpart book for boys was an eye-opener too 😟🤣 3y
Rissreads @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it was a case of the right book at the right time for me. Similar feelings and emotions as Margaret in the book. 3y
Jeg I read that as an adult and loved it. Step son was at an international school and he put me on to her books. 3y
Rissreads @Jeg Yes I re read it a few years ago. I‘ve read all her books, loved them all! 3y
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amber_ldsmom
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So, tell me... am I the first person not to love this book? The scenarios that played out were the kind of reason why I hated to hang around other girls when I was a kid. It was a very familiar but uncomfortable read for me. (Side note: I had no idea pads used to be hooked to belts??? Weird!) I did enjoy Margaret‘s private talks with God. #MiddleGradeMarch #ReadingwithMaja #SpringColorontheCover #AtoZLitsy (Letter A) #ReadtheUSA2020 #NewJersey

maich I read another book by this author and didn't like it. So I never try her books again. 3y
Roary47 I‘ve never tried the author, but find it interesting that the book discussed periods. The detail to mentioning belts I would figure especially as an older publication seems unique. 3y
sblbooks Believe it or not, I've never read it either. 3y
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AmyK1 I read this several times when I was a tween/early teen and liked it but haven‘t read it since then. I do still have it though. 3y
ravenlee I‘ve never read it, nor felt the desire to. I did know pads were either hooked to belts or pinned to undergarments/skirts, which just sounds horrible. 3y
SaturnDoo Judy Blume has always been a favorite author. Like @AmyK1 I read this several times as a tween/teen and loved it. I reread it last year and still love it. ❤ 3y
amber_ldsmom @Roary47 Apparently it was a banned book for a while. 3y
amber_ldsmom @ravenlee Right? Glad to live in the age of adhesive pads (with wings!), lol. 3y
megnews @amber_ldsmom this was a favorite as a preteen. I recently reread it for #BBRC and still enjoyed it. 3y
JenniferTapler Hmm. Like @megnews I remember loving this book as a tween / early teen! That was awhile ago, so I don‘t really remember much of the content, but I definitely read it multiple times. I can remember my Mom giving it to me and feeling like reading it was some kind of rite of passage. 3y
LibrarianRyan @maich Really? While this one was not my favorite, I love her Fudge books. And The tagged book, One in the Middle is the green kangaroo. Freckle Juice. Oh so many wonderful stories. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Roary47 It was very controversial when it came out. It was banned from some school for that reason. It's not my favorite. I prefer her comedy books. 3y
BookingitwithSandra This book was required reading in my house. We got this book and then we got the “talk”. I don‘t honestly think anyone was supposed to love it, i think it was like a lot of books back then it was supposed to inform, or warn, (like Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks or 1977‘s “made for t.v.” The Death of Ritchie or any 70s & 80s after school special). Parents back then wanted visuals to teach their kids the socially unacceptable public discussions. 😉 (edited) 3y
maich @LibrarianRyan I read only Summer Sisters (slovenian edition) a few years ago for our local challenge with Summer in the title. It was interesting story but I didn't like the writing style. It was a little boring for me. Maybe will try another book by Judy. Will see😊 3y
amber_ldsmom @LibrarianRyan I loved the Fudge books! 3y
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Hannah_H
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CBee
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It‘s the amazing Judy Blume‘s birthday today! Some of the best reading of my childhood and adolescence ♥️♥️
https://bookmarks.reviews/3-classic-reviews-for-judy-blumes-birthday/

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Megabooks
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I hadn‘t read this classic since 4th grade. It‘s hard to believe the book is 50 years old this year!

I totally forgot this is where “we must increase our busts” came from. I also forgot all the questions about religion. The main thing I remember was the period talk because that was A BIG DEAL in my class.

I‘d love to know what 10 year olds think of this book today. Anyone that is #raisingreaders know?

#booked2020 #bannedbook

Rissreads One of my favourite books of all time. 😊 3y
Megabooks @Rissreads it‘s fantastic! 3y
Reviewsbylola Love this book! 3y
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Hoopiefoot This is the 1st book I remember staying up late and reading with a flashlight under the covers ❤️ 3y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola me too! Are your girls going to read it when they‘re old enough? 3y
Megabooks @Hoopiefoot fun memory!! 💜💜 I remember checking it out from the library but not where I read it. And I remember discussing it in the girls‘ room at school with my best friend after we both had read it. 3y
tpixie I was in six grade and had to get signed permission from my mother that I was able to read this book. It was kept behind the librarians desk at the school library! Luckily my mother let me read it!! 3y
Cinfhen I recently reread this book and was also surprised by all the religious components 3y
Megabooks @tpixie wow!! That‘s a restricted kids book! (edited) 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I didn‘t really remember the atheism or the battle of the grandparents. Although you‘ve got to admit, Jewish grandma was a lot better! 3y
Cinfhen Hahaha!!yes, she was quite a rebel rouser 😂😂 3y
Reviewsbylola Yes, I hope so! I recently bought them a copy. 😆 3y
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jlabombard10315
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One of the best Christmas gifts I have ever been given. This is going to be one of the ornaments I just leave hanging on my wall all year long, because why wait for my Christmas tree just to enjoy it. #handmadegifts
❤🤓📚

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jlabombard10315
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I was challenged on FB to post a favorite book for 7 days with zero explanation.... I suck at remembering to do these things, so here are 9 of my favorite books, zero explanation. 🤓📚❤👍

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DebbieGrillo
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1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume. I wasn't allowed to read it but I somehow obtained a copy and read it with a flashlight under my covers.

2. Jonestown Massacre in 1978

3. Triaminic

4. Happy Friday @Nikki_E and @Windrunner

#friYAYintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

Bklover 2. I was 18, but I remember the horror of it well. 3y
JoyfulChaos I took a copy of The Handmaid's Tale out of the library, when I had been told I was too young for it. This was when the book was new. It's still, quite honestly, a favourite. 3y
DHill Triaminic! The yellow kind. It‘s a huge joke in my family now. 3y
tjwill I had forgotten about Triaminic. That was it in my house too. We always got the purple kind. 3y
DebbieGrillo @tjwill @DHill It was orange Triminic in our house. 3y
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Judy Blume... One of my favorite authors as a child and this is the first book I was introduced to and I became hooked by her writing. “Are you there God? It's me, Margaret.“ A book about a girl going through stages in her female life with all the confusion of teenage issues, boy crushes, friendships, parent problems, among other things that every girl goes through while learning about herself on so many levels. #UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks This short novel falls best under RF with a UDL 3.2 regarding highlighting patterns, critical features, big ideas, & relationships along with EL 3,6 for encouraging self-talk (positive thinking) & continually monitor students' comprehension. Although this novel is on the ban list, I feel it is a great resource for knowledge & understanding to incorporate into classroom lessons, group projects, and open classroom discussions. Must have. 3y
cassandram I really like the summary of this book. Think this would be such a great book to introduce in grades 5-6. This would definitely help students know they aren‘t alone. 3y
JRone I did Judy Blume for my author study! I love this book and how realistic it is about the life of a growing teenage girl. 3y
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JennaMichelleCohn I‘ve heard about this one before, I think the title itself is enough to hook someone. 3y
kradebaugh I have this book and it is a really good one. I love your review on it and I the UDLs that you chose 3y
fabozzia Ah, I loved Judy Bloom when I was younger as well. I don‘t remember this book, so definitely adding it to my list! 3y
DrSpalding We discussed this book in class. Her books are somewhat controversial however many certainly have a place in your classroom due to the text to self connections students can make. 3y
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kh972417

“How can I stop worrying when I don‘t know if I‘m going to turn out normal?” “I promise, you‘ll turn out normal.”

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kh972417
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This book can give girls a sense of belonging and relief that they are not alone while going through puberty. This can be a scary time in their lives, and I think this book would be something great for them to read. Although Margaret does belong to a specific religion, she prays to God each day to help her with her new life. This book would be great for any pre-teen.

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kh972417
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I loved re-reading this book and I remember enjoying it as a kid, too! This story is great for any pre-teen girl, looking for some inspiration. Margaret is a strong young girl, considering she started sixth grade in a new state. She also is going through changes with her body, and so are her new friends. I think any pre-teen would love this, especially if they are experiencing the changes in their lives.

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ElizaMarie
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I thought I posted a review. Don‘t remember all of what I said but a big part of it was this reminded me of being a preteen trying to navigate my boobs, my first period and my first kissing game.

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ElizaMarie
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I‘m gonna squeeze this one in for #bannedbookeeek. I have never read this one actually.

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megnews
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This book was everything I remembered it being when I read it in fifth grade. Timeless classic touching on so many subjects kids today still face.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Book 264/265 9/21/19

#BBRC #MiddleGrade

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 3y
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megnews
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I rarely reread a book as an adult. Too many books, too little time. But I used to reread a lot more as a kid and I read this one many times. It meant so much to me. I decided to reread it for #BBRC #MiddleGrade Real Classic. I can‘t wait!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 3y
Michellekidwell Loved that book as a kid! 3y
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Charmaine1972Ellis
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Seeing that cover of Superfudge takes me back! Love it 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got your card!!! It took almost a month!! I‘m excited to read it! ❤️❤️ 3y
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baes
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

Hard to rate a kids books, but I‘m rating it 3 stars as an adult reading it. If I were 12 years old I‘d rate it higher. I‘m not a prude, but I had to question if I‘d want my young child reading a book that mentions Playboy on more than one occasion. This is definitely a book for mature kids going through puberty.

I don‘t normally read this genre, but it‘s a title I‘ve heard many times over the years, so I thought Id check it out.

baes I do want to add (I ran out of room), that the real message behind this book is very much needed to be read by kids. Especially those who can‘t seem to fit in, but there‘s something in this book for everyone. I would have benefited greatly from a book like this at 12. 3y
Zelma Judy Blume was a godsend when I was a kid. I read her starting around age 8 and loved everything. I think younger ages can handle things like this, as I remember seeing my first Playboy at that age. Yes, I was too young, but it still happened (friend and I found it at their house). Books like Blume‘s allow kids to explore things that may be a mystery or taboo or coming down the pike. 3y
baes @Zelma Thanks for your insight. I think times have changed tremendously over the years. Look at PG (& many G rated too) movies in the 80‘s for example. Those would be rated PG-13 now. Kids just aren‘t as aware of this stuff as they once were. It is a different time. There‘s parental controls on everything. As an 80‘s kid I often came across stuff I wasn‘t suppose to (of course parenting/supervision comes into play now). Kids can see stuff now too. 3y
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baes @Zelma I see your point. But as a mother I just couldn‘t hand that to my kids (7 and 10). In a couple years, sure. 3y
Scochrane26 Kids are very aware of many things at a young age today. Some might not be aware due to parents, my friend‘s kids for example. But, I have to have conversations about consent, sexual conversations & gestures at least once a yr with 5th graders. I had a kid last yr that started a sexual game in class-a 3rd grader. His mother was horrified. I think it just depends on the kid‘s maturity & should be left to parents to decide (most parents). 3y
baes @Scochrane26 Oh, I agree. I guess my point is that I‘m not going to knowingly hand my kid a book that talks about Playboy. That‘s all. They can know about it...that‘s different. But an 8 year old doesn‘t need to be reading books with it. Periods? Okay. Talking about bodies? Okay. I‘m talking about people saying it being okay for an 8 year old. 12 years old, fine. There‘s a big difference. 3y
baes @Scochrane26 Also, I‘m very big on being honest with my kids. They know right from wrong (I‘m big on this), we use proper anatomy terms, they know what sex is. But I also take precautions with what content my kids are around. Can I shield them from everything? No way. But I know my 7 year old (1st grade) doesn‘t know what Playboy is. My 5th grader is just starting to get curious about this stuff. He comes to me with questions. 3y
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LiterRohde
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“It's not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he's very handsome.”

#LilithJuly | 31: #ThisOnesForTheGirls

📷: Made with Typorama

KarenUK Thanks for all the great quotes this month... I‘ve looked forward to them every day! 😊💕 3y
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Eggbeater
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Pickpick

I'd read this book to children's of any gender way before puberty. The main messages being that a kid can find their own spiritual path and that all their confusing feelings surrounding life and growing up make them normal. Who would want to keep their kid from accessing ideas from that perspective? #24B4Monday #readathon #MayMadness #bannedbooks @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

tpixie When this book first came out, the school library kept it behind the counter and I had to have written permission from Mom to read it!! Luckily she gave me permission!!!! 4y
Stacy_31 This was one of my favorites as a kid! 4y
juliegumdrop This was my first Judy Blume back when I was a kid. I bought a copy for my 10yo daughter but she‘s not interested yet. 4y
Andrew65 A true classic of children‘s fiction. 4y
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Karen3
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Pickpick

Oh what a blast from the past. When I saw this come up as a kindle deal I had to get it. Life at the age of a 6th grader felt so hard back then. I really enjoyed my trip back to the past. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

mom2bugnbee I wore this one out as a kid! 4y
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Christinak
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I followed Laura to her church. It was only two blocks from school. I still had half an hour before my mother was due. I crossed the street and hid behind a bush watching Laura climb the steps and #disappear into the church. #QuotsyApr19

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Oryx
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That's a well read book! My completely battered, read many many times, childhood copy 😍

rockpools ❤️ 4y
LeahBergen ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 4y
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