Monday, May 23, 2016

Every Day in May: 23

Margaret Simon

from Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume


“We must, we must, we must increase our bust.” 

“Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I just told my mother I want a bra. Please help me grow God. You know where.”

“I lived in New York for eleven and a half years and I don't think anybody ever asked me about my religion. I never even thought about it. Now, all of a sudden, it was the big thing in my life.”  


I thought I was around 10 when I read this, and I just recently handed it off to my 12 and 13 year old daughters because I didn't think they were ready to read it earlier. Go figure. 

Margaret is a great character because she says what we were all thinking about - growing up, periods, how icky they were, how exciting and strange it all seemed. Being in that middle place between being a little girl and becoming a woman and not really knowing where you fit in. At the time it must have been revolutionary to talk about personal things like this, and I can easily see why this book was banned over and over. But to me, this book is a classic, and reading about how Margaret navigates these waters is a helpful reminder that every kid has to grow up and nobody is alone. 


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