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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…

Yet another Monday! (May 21, 2012)

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?

Sheila @ Book Journey wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!

Make It Stay
A month and a half since the last time I did this, I hate to admit that I have done very little reading in the meantime. A lot of things happened, and a lot of reading just didn't happen. One of those seasonal ruts, I could say. At the moment, I'm going through a few good books so that's always good.

One of the books I'm reading right now is Joan Frank's Make it Stay. The author is new to me and the book is really short. (Short books are really deceptive - they usually take twice as long to read as a bigger book.) The events in the book are supposed to be set within the span of an evening - and a lot of surprising revelations involving 5 people are expected to be made. I find myself drawn a lot to books like these - by the time you are done, you feel like you've read a saga, but in fact, you've only sat through a day or night in the lives of the characters. (On a side note, I didn't notice until now that it's broken glass on the cover!)

Which pages were turned...
-  I'm also reading Neal Shusterman's Unwind, and can I just say how glad I am that I finally got to this book?

These are the abysmal number of books I finished in the last month:
-  Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
-  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
-  The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

...And other news
-  Review: Dance Lessons by Aine Greaney
-  Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
-  Review: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
-  Review: Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
-  Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
-  The New Kid on the Block

Happy reading!


Tea Time with Marce said…
Aths, I think that is still good lovely. I feel like I haven't been here in far to long but at work your blog comments don't download, sigh.
You do seem to have a neck for the short books that leave a great impact, wow. I need to catch up on some reviews.
mike draper said…
Aths; Reading "The Last Refuge" by Ben Coes. Haven't seen you at my blog for a while, please stop by and say hi. Mike
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
This time of year is hard because there are so many distractions. Your reading will pick back up.
zibilee said…
My reading has slowed to a crawl too. I hope it gets better soon, for the both of us. I will be interested in hearing what you think of this one. If I remember correctly, it was kind of polarizing. I am reading I am Forbidden right now. Hope to finish tonight!
Leeswammes said…
Make it Stay sounds like a great book! I'll be looking out for your review of it.

Your reading list so far for this months is all dystopia - good fun! I've read 15 books so far this month...
Veens said…
"Short books are really deceptive - they usually take twice as long to read as a bigger book". - so true!

Ahhh! at least you are reading something... I am not doing any reading at all :)
Helen Murdoch said…
Unwind is definitely on my list of books to read this summer, I just hope I remember to bring it home from school
Athira / Aths said…
Sigh, I wonder why Disqus cannot load fine on slower connections. It is such a pain. I am so sorry about that. :(
Athira / Aths said…
The Last Refuge sounds good! I hope you have a great reading week!
Athira / Aths said…
I'm hoping so too. I guess I just seem to be going in phases (and spending too much time on TV). Thankfully (not), all shows are on hiatus now.
Athira / Aths said…
I actually enjoyed Make it Stay more than I expected to. I found its focus on friendship very interesting.
Athira / Aths said…
I was in mood for some dystopia this quarter, so I've been looking for plenty of books of that flavor. But I don't think I've read as much as I wished I did.
Athira / Aths said…
Aww... it only "looks" like I am reading. :) I hope you will be able to get back to more reading!
Athira / Aths said…
Unwind is really fascinating. I think you will love it!
JoV said…
I think the number of your book read is not abysmal. They are interesting and I would love to read Farenheit 451. So much raves on this book!
Athira / Aths said…
You should read it. I found it to be a hit or miss with me, but I enjoyed the theme of the book.