History Literature / AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret

10th May '18 4:29:33 PM ghfxcdgfxdhth
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10th May '18 4:19:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: Margaret's family moved from NYC at the start of the book. New York is described as nothing but Manhattan.
9th May '18 1:15:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* OutdatedName: Some elements of the book have been modernized and some covers make it seem contemporary, however the book is undoubtedly set in the 1960s nevertheless. One of the most obvious signs are the names One or two kids named "Margaret", "Gretchen", "Nancy", or "Norman" isn't odd but put together their names come out as dated. Their names are not so common in the 21st century.
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.
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