History Literature / AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret

19th Apr '16 7:34:50 AM Scabbard
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: The puberty exception. This is a major plot point of the book. Margaret and her friends are greatly looking forward to starting their periods and are frustrated that they haven't, to the point where [[spoiler: Nancy lies about getting hers]]. Margaret gets extremely upset as her two friends get theirs before she does. [[spoiler: She ends up being the next to last one to get hers]]. Also, [[spoiler: Nancy gets extremely upset when she does get hers for real]]. Educating girls about menstruation seems to have been an important part of the book: the newer editions have even been updated so that, instead of describing belts and such, Margaret now uses modern sanitary napkins(as even today, most doctors or mothers refrain from advising the use of tampons for very young girls).

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: The puberty exception. This is a major plot point of the book. Margaret and her friends are greatly looking forward to starting their periods and are frustrated that they haven't, to the point where [[spoiler: Nancy lies about getting hers]]. Margaret gets extremely upset as her two friends get theirs before she does. [[spoiler: She ends up being the next to last one to get hers]]. Also, [[spoiler: Nancy gets extremely upset when she does get hers for real]]. Educating girls about menstruation seems to have been an important part of the book: the newer editions have even been updated so that, instead of describing belts and such, Margaret now uses modern sanitary napkins(as napkins (as even today, most doctors or mothers refrain from advising the use of tampons for very young girls).
4th Nov '15 3:56:14 PM AdelePotter
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* [[JewishMother Jewish Grandmother]]

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* [[JewishMother Jewish Grandmother]]Grandmother]]: Margaret maternal grandmother, true to form, nags her son but dotes on Margaret.


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* TearsOfRemorse: After [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Laura calls out Margaret for participating in the bullying against her]], Margaret follows her to church, and enters the confessional booth after Laura leaves. When the priest asks Margaret what she wants to confess, all Margaret can say is, "I'm sorry" before rushing away and breaking down crying.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Laura does this to Margaret for believing the rumors about her and assuming she's a slut because she's more developed than other girls their age. It takes -- Margaret instantly realizes Laura's right, and is genuinely sorry.
4th Nov '15 3:07:05 PM Jayalaw
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Calling out the grandparents in this case. Margaret gets furious when her mother's parents insist that Margaret must be a Christian and to overlook the "sins" of her father being Jewish. She was already angry at them for coming to visit and making her cancel her "vacation," but this was the RageBreakingPoint.


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* {{Fainting}}: Nancy does this [[spoiler: when she gets her period for real]]. Margaret isn't amused.


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* KickTheDog: Margaret making fun of Nancy, leading the other to burst into tears.
22nd Jun '15 7:02:52 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* NoPeriodsPeriod: The puberty exception. This is a major plot point of the book. Margaret and her friends are greatly looking forward to starting their periods and are frustrated that they haven't, to the point where [[spoiler: Nancy lies about getting hers]]. Margaret gets extremely upset as her two friends get theirs before she does. [[spoiler: She ends up being the next to last one to get hers]]. Also, [[spoiler: Nancy gets extremely upset when she does get hers for real]].
** Educating girls about menstruation seems to have been an important part of the book: the newer editions have even been updated so that, instead of describing belts and such, Margaret now uses modern sanitary napkins.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: The puberty exception. This is a major plot point of the book. Margaret and her friends are greatly looking forward to starting their periods and are frustrated that they haven't, to the point where [[spoiler: Nancy lies about getting hers]]. Margaret gets extremely upset as her two friends get theirs before she does. [[spoiler: She ends up being the next to last one to get hers]]. Also, [[spoiler: Nancy gets extremely upset when she does get hers for real]].
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real]]. Educating girls about menstruation seems to have been an important part of the book: the newer editions have even been updated so that, instead of describing belts and such, Margaret now uses modern sanitary napkins.napkins(as even today, most doctors or mothers refrain from advising the use of tampons for very young girls).
1st May '15 12:21:25 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* ComingOfAgeStory

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* ComingOfAgeStoryComingOfAgeStory: Margaret starts thinking about larger, more abstract, adult things, and this culminates with her first period.
1st May '15 7:15:11 AM WillBGood
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** She's actually listed as an alternate name on the trope's page!
30th Sep '14 12:09:41 AM toongrrl1990
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* HugeSchoolgirl: Laura Danker is not only the bustiest girl, she's also tall enough to be almost mistaken for a teacher, during a dance lesson she had to dance with the teacher.
30th Sep '14 12:08:20 AM toongrrl1990
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* PrecociousCrush: Margaret has one on Moose, a teenager.
29th Sep '14 4:00:07 PM toongrrl1990
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: In-Universe, Laura Danker. With her busty frame and long legs, she is almost mistaken for being the teacher by Margaret on the first day of school.
29th Sep '14 3:58:19 PM toongrrl1990
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* AlphaBitch: Nancy Wheeler, Margaret's friend, she manipulates her friends into following her lead along with rubbing salt into their insecurities (Gretchen's weight and Margaret's flat chest) and spreading rumors about Laura Danker.


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* DidYouThinkICantFeel: Laura Danker tells off Margaret for accusing her of sneaking around with 14 year old boys and tells her about how hard it is to develop breasts before your peers do.


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* SlutShaming: Happens to the busty Laura Danker, the boys ogle her while the girls treat her as a pariah, especially Nancy who makes up rumors about the girl making out with Nancy's brother and his friend.


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Nancy Wheeler, isn't what one would call a sweet and reliable friend.
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