Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Blog 189: Are you there God? It’s Me Margaret.

Synopsis of the Book from Goodreads:
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’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush.

Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatable—you’ll feel like she’s talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.

My Review:
This is my first time reading this book. I have never read this book until this point in my life. Weird I know.

Things that I liked: I liked that this told the story of a group of girls banding together to form a friendship. I definitely feel this was a coming of age story. I liked that but I also think this would have been a better read when I was more the age of the girls in this story. Being that this story is all about the girls getting their periods at some point in the story or not getting their periods. I also enjoyed the struggle with the main character and her family with the whole religion and which religion would be chosen or not chosen for the daughter. 

Things that I didn't like: I don't really have much to complain about. I mean it is a older story in my eyes. I probably would have or should have read this about 10-15 years ago.

Overall: I'm glad I read this book if for nothing else to culture myself with this classic read. I rated this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Thank you for stopping by, if you have read, please feel free to leave a comment down below. Happy Reading!

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