Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: Review
Judy Blume novels have been a staple for pre-teens everywhere, and even when schools decided to pull the books from schools, that didn’t stop young girls from picking up Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. For a book to be so beloved by adults who grew up reading Blume, it’s essential reading. And now, Kelly Fremon Craig’s adaptation is essential viewing. A 12-year-old girl named Margaret (Abby Ryder Forston) moves to New Jersey and has to start at a new school. This heartfelt coming-of-age film explores the pressure of making new friends, waiting to become a woman, and choosing a religion. Fremon Craig does a wonderful job of incorporating every aspect of the book and making a well-rounded film about what it is to be a woman.