Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret' is an adaptation of a 1970 young adult book of the same name by Judy Blume. It follows the life story and coming-of-age of a girl named Margaret Simon.

As an 11-year-old turning 12, Margaret has many questions about her life. Since the sixth-grader's move from populous New York City to a small New Jersey suburb, she feels the drive of her curiosity growing ever stronger. Margaret undergoes a lot at once, from some dilly-dallies of boy problems to experiencing her first menstruation. Most of all, though, she is curious about the existence of God.

The title precisely depicts how the story begins, with Margaret questioning God. Having been brought up in an interfaith family whose mother is Christian and father is Jewish, the main character has to figure out her own religious view. She starts her journey to find out all there is to learn about each religion while simultaneously forming a deeper bond with her paternal grandmother.

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