Are You There, God? It's Me Margaret Analysis

Judy Blume


The action of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret occurs in two locales, New York City and a suburb of New York called Farbrook, and it...

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Literary Qualities

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret has been critically attacked for both its subject matter and its literary quality, but admirers...

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Social Sensitivity

Judy Blume has frequently been the target of censors. Forever, her novel dealing with an adolescent love affair, is the most frequent...

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(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Blume, Judy. “Places I Never Meant to Be: A Personal View.” American Libraries 30 (1999): 62-67.

Garber, Stephen. “Judy Blume: New Classicism for Kids.” English Journal 73 (April 1984): 56-59.

Gleasner, Diana. Breakthrough: Women in Writing. New York: Walker, 1980.

Lee, Betsy. Judy Blume’s Story. Minneapolis: Dillon Press, 1981.

Naylor, Alice Phoebe, and Carol Wintercorn. “Judy Blume.” In American Writers for Children Since 1960: Fiction, edited by Glenn Estes. Vol. 52 in Dictionary of Literary Biography....

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Topics for Discussion

1. Margaret, trying to figure out what is going on in the churches and the synagogue she visits, is reduced to counting different colored hats...

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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Write a character analysis of Nancy Wheeler and make an effort to account for her lying.

2. Miles J. Benedict, Jr., is a first-year...

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Related Titles / Adaptations

Most of Blume's novels for young adults follow the double-plot form of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, with one plot dealing with sexual...

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For Further Reference

Blume, Judy. Letters to Judy. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. The bulk of this book contains letters that children have written to...

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