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

Published in: 1970 Format read in: ebook Location: New Jersey Rating: 5/5
Why I read it: After hearing over and over about how crucial and life changing this book was for many in their adolescence period, I wanted to give it a try.
One line review: Excellent and fast-paced, this book follows young Margaret as she navigates the challenges of a new school and new friends while also searching for God.  
Who should read it: If you enjoy middle grade books or an honest uncensored account of pre-adolescent experiences, this book may be for you.

About: Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, 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 religion, and that she isn…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 21, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
- Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight
- My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
- Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

I didn't really get through all the four books I had planned to finish by today. But I finished two, and am halfway through the other two.

Books reviewed
- One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I didn't get many reviews written last week, since I had just returned back from a weekend in DC.

I am currently reading


Based upon Availability by Alix Strauss: I have almost completed this book, which I'm reading it for the TLC book tour this week. This was quite a different kind of read, in terms of narrating style. It was refreshing to read a book, the kind of which we usually watch movies of, rather than read books about. More in my review on Wednesday.
Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten: This one is slowly picking up pace, so I may read this one after all. Too early to say, I still have almost 300 pages to go.





Comments

Teddyree said…
So glad you loved Leviathan! I've got Saving Max to read too, hope it picks up :-)
Have a great week & happy reading!
NancyO said…
Have you read Divakaruni's Mistress of Spices? I read it some time ago and really enjoyed it.

Did you have fun in DC? I love it there!
Alayne said…
Based Upon Availability is on my list. Happy reading! And thanks for visiting The Crowded Leaf.
bermudaonion said…
I'll be interested in seeing what you think of Saving Max since it's in my TBR pile.
- Read, Remember, Recommend by Rachelle Rogers Knight (ordered this book)
- My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (on my list this week)

Hope you have a great reading week :)
I'm glad that Saving Max is picking up. It looks like an interesting book. Enjoy!
Saving Max sounds good, plus My Name is Memory has really captivated me since I first heard of it.

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Bookventures said…
I am seeing Saving Max popping up everywhere. I hope you enjoy it. I'll check back for your review on this.
Read, Remember, Recommend, was one I really liked and I hope you did too. What a handy book to have!
Interesting reads, My name is Memory sound really good, will have to check that one out.

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Vicki said…
I've got My name Is memory planned for this week, I'm really looking forward to it!
Anonymous said…
I wonder how you can read multiple boks at a time? I'm reading 2 now as well (nonfiction and a journal) but I feel as if I'm really juggling ;) It's probably because I'm a slow reader!
Dr. Mohamed said…
Gosh, you've got a wide variety of reading tastes! Good to meet another engineer with an avid interest in words and literature.