Judy Blume - Are You There God It's Me Margaret / Джуди Блум - Ты здесь Бог это я Маргарет


 Judy Blume - Are You There God It's Me Margaret / Джуди Блум - Ты здесь Бог это я Маргарет

Judy Blume - Are You There God It's Me Margaret

Год выпуска: 1970

Автор: Judy Blume

Жанр: Классика, YA

Язык: английский

Издательство: N/A


Формат: PDF

Качество: eBook (изначально компьютерное)

Описание: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. is a 1970 book by Judy Blume, typically categorized as a novel for young adults, about a preteen girl in sixth grade who grew up with no religion. Margaret's mother is Christian and her father is Jewish, and the novel explores her quest for a single religion. Margaret also confronts many other pre-teen issues, such as buying her first bra, having her first period, coping with belted sanitary napkins (changed to adhesive sanitary pads for the 2006 edition of the book), jealousy towards another girl who has developed a womanly figure earlier than other girls, liking boys, and whether to voice her opinion if it differs from what her girlfriends seem to believe.

The main conflict in the novel comes from Margaret's need to settle her mixed religious heritage. She also deals with her issues of belief in God, as the story is frequently interlaced with her praying by beginning with the title's words. In school, she is assigned a year long independent study project, to which she chooses a study on people's beliefs, which proves to be more than she can handle as she is finding a lot about herself as well. She also is dealing with conflict between her grandparents on both sides of her family, as her maternal grandparents are trying to guarantee that she is indeed Christian as she was born with a Christian mother. Margaret seems to enjoy instead spending time with her paternal grandmother, who seems to accept her for who she is and is more accepting of her son's interfaith marriage, although she has referred to Margaret as "my Jewish girl" and introduced her to synagogue services, but more for the purpose of showing her granddaughter what the Jewish faith entails. The ambiguities of her interfaith identity are particularly highlighted in a scene – following a heated argument with another girl – in which Margaret visits a church, finding her way to the confessional booth; therein, the unseen priest inquires as to her problems, but – believing at first that the priest is God himself speaking to her, and moreover not comprehending the concept of Christian confession or its confidential nature – she simply responds "I am sorry", before running out of the church in tears.

Blume's success with Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. inspired her to write another book, Then Again, Maybe I Won't, which this time deals with Tony Miglione, a boy of the same age as Margaret who is dealing with puberty as well, although his transition from childhood to adulthood is obviously quite different from Margaret's.


Ты здесь, Бог? Это я, Маргарет (англ. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret) – роман американской писательницы Джуди Блум, написанный в 1970 году и рассчитанный на девочек подросткового возраста. Она повествуют об одиннадцатилетней девочке Маргарет, которая не может определиться со своей религией. Также в книги задействованы другие проблемы, с которыми сталкивается Маргарет в свои годы, к ним относятся покупка первого лифчика, первые менструальные дни и симпатии к мальчикам.

Согласно Американской библиотечной ассоциации, из-за описания интимных подробностей жизни девочек эта книга вошла в сотню нежелательных книг (то есть книг, предусмотренных на изъятие из библиотек).