In 1970, Judy Blume launched a center grade novel that might hook up with college students the world over. This yr that very e book, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, is lastly getting an adaptation on the large display. The trailer simply dropped, giving us a glance into the difficult world of puberty, and it may be seen under.
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret follows the titular Margaret (Abby Ryder Forston) as she and her mom (Rachel McAdams) transfer from New York City, and grandmother (Kathy Bates), and into the New Jersey suburbs. Not solely does Margaret have to regulate to a brand new faculty, however she additionally has to cope with the loopy modifications that each younger particular person goes by.
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret was a private story for writer Judy Blume. While the e book wasn’t precisely an autobiography, she all the time felt a powerful connection to the character of Margaret. This connection helped her pour out the e book pretty rapidly. She recollects this in a weblog submit on the e book’s fiftieth anniversary in 2020.
When the e book was printed, it confronted various backlashes and critiques for the way it casually mentioned not solely faith, however menstruation and intercourse. In the e book, Margaret was raised by a Christian mom and a Jewish father, and nil connection to both faiths. Her connection to God is particular, and he or she all the time opens her prayers with the titular phrase “Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret.” The e book additionally goes into element on numerous matters revolving round puberty, comparable to bras, workout routines that should “increase the bust,” and belted sanitary napkins (later modified to adhesive pads in later editions). The e book ranked amongst The American Library Association’s listing of the 100 most continuously challenged books all through the 1990’s and early 2000’s.