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Double Feature: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; Judy Blume Forever

Growing up, it was a rite of passage to get “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” out of the library and plow through it, along with a stack of other Judy Blume books that captured so perfectly the fears, joys, relationships, and angst of adolescence. Fast forward several decades (for some of us), and the classic novel is finally making it to the big screen. And thank you, god, it’s actually quite good. It’s sweet, poignant and true to the book, which I re-read in advance of the screening. Because, let’s face it, all I really remembered was that it provided some valuable insights on getting your period, playing spin the bottle, and chanting “We must, we must, we must increase our bust!” Ah, the joys of puberty!