History Literature / AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret

4th Dec '16 7:37:24 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FakePeriodExcuse: A variant. [[spoiler:Nancy pretends to get her first period to try to impress her friends. This backfires when it actually does happen later and Margaret witnesses Nancy panic.]]
7th Sep '16 2:53:36 PM GarrulousTiger
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* KickTheDog: Margaret making fun of Nancy, leading the other to burst into tears.
7th Sep '16 2:51:18 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BetaBitch: Margaret becomes one herself when she confronts Laura Danker at the library. The twist: she suddenly realizes she's been blindly following Nancy's lead in ostracizing/tormenting Laura and [[WhatHaveIDone immediately feels bad for it]].

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* BetaBitch: Margaret becomes one herself when she confronts Laura Danker at the library. The twist: she suddenly realizes she's been blindly following Nancy's lead in ostracizing/tormenting Laura and [[WhatHaveIDone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone immediately feels bad for it]].
7th Sep '16 2:50:44 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BetaBitch: Margaret becomes one herself when she confronts Laura Danker at the library. The twist: she suddenly realizes she's been blindly following Nancy's lead in ostracizing/tormenting Laura and immediately feels bad for it.

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* BetaBitch: Margaret becomes one herself when she confronts Laura Danker at the library. The twist: she suddenly realizes she's been blindly following Nancy's lead in ostracizing/tormenting Laura and [[WhatHaveIDone immediately feels bad for it.it]].
7th Sep '16 2:49:16 PM GarrulousTiger
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* BetaBitch: Margaret becomes one herself when she confronts Laura Danker at the library. The twist: she suddenly realizes she's been blindly following Nancy's lead in ostracizing/tormenting Laura and immediately feels bad for it.
31st Jul '16 7:13:43 PM Fireblood
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* IHaveNoSon: Or I have no daughter, or I have no son in law. Part of the plot involves Margaret's grandparents on her mother's side disowning her mother because they are religious bigots and did not want her to marry Margaret's Jewish father. This is why Margaret is raised with no religion. They later express a desire to reconcile, though only with her, and not the father, whom they don't even mention in their letter and act as if doesn't exist when they come to visit. When they leave it's implied they still haven't fully reconciled with her yet.

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* IHaveNoSon: Or I have no daughter, or I have no son in law. Part of the plot involves Margaret's grandparents on her mother's side disowning her mother because they are religious bigots and did not want her to marry Margaret's Jewish father. This is why Margaret is raised with no religion. They later express a desire to reconcile, though only with her, and not the her father, whom they don't even mention in their letter and act as if doesn't exist when they come to visit. When they leave it's implied they still haven't fully reconciled with her yet.



* TheJoyOfX: '''Are You There, God? It's Me, X''' The originator of this variant.

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* TheJoyOfX: '''Are You There, God? It's Me, X''' X.''' The originator of this variant.



* 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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* SlutShaming: Happens to the busty Laura Danker, the 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.friend. Sadly this can be {{truth in television}} for girls with large breasts.
28th Jul '16 8:21:14 PM PaulA
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* [[HormoneAddledTeenager Hormone Addled Preteens]]: The book was written in 1970 when it was taboo to talk about puberty outside of health class, so at the time Margaret and her friends may have come off as one of these.

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* [[HormoneAddledTeenager Hormone Addled Preteens]]: HormoneAddledTeenager: The book was written in 1970 when it was taboo to talk about puberty outside of health class, so at the time Margaret and her friends may have come off as one of these.



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

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* [[JewishMother Jewish Grandmother]]: Margaret maternal JewishMother: Margaret's paternal grandmother, true to form, nags her son but dotes on Margaret.
28th Jul '16 8:19:24 PM PaulA
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* BrandX: Feminine supplies are given the brand names Private Lady and Teenage Softies, although Tampax is mentioned once.


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* MalignedMixedMarriage: Margaret's parents eloped because Margaret's Christian maternal grandparents wouldn't accept their daughter's relationship with a Jewish man.
28th Jul '16 7:30:34 PM PaulA
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''Are You There God? It's Me Margaret.'' is generally considered to be a YoungAdult novel and was written by Creator/JudyBlume in 1970.



''Are You There God? It's Me Margaret.'' is generally considered to be a YoungAdult novel and was written by JudyBlume in 1970. Because it has puberty and the questioning of religious faith as a large part of its subject matter, it was also subsequently banned from many school libraries and reading lists.

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''Are You There God? It's Me Margaret.'' is generally considered to be a YoungAdult novel and was written by JudyBlume in 1970. Because it has puberty and the questioning of religious faith as a large part of its subject matter, it was also subsequently banned from many school libraries and reading lists. lists.
28th Jul '16 2:25:21 AM PaulA
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* ParentsAsPeople: The religious issues affecting Margaret affect her parents too. They're good parents for most of the book, until Margaret's maternal grandparents show up... whereupon they cancel Margaret's holiday in order to meet them, only to spend the entire visit using her to placate or annoy her grandparents.
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