Alyssa’s Reviews – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. By Judy Blume

Hi Book Lovers!

I haven’t done a book review since JULY! I wanted to make a new one and I thought this would be a perfect book to write a review on! I bought this book yesterday and devoured it! I read it in one day and thought it was amazing! I gave it a 5/5 stars on goodreads! Let’s hop in to this review!

Never heard of this book? NO Problem! (summary by GoodReads.com):

Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she’s anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she’s asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she’s normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she’s got someone else to confide in… someone who always listens.

Plot Line:
I thought that the plot was amazing and in my opinion this is a must read for teens! Although, you may think that this book is about puberty and religion, the bigger picture is helping Margaret find who she really is.

Characters:
There are many main characters in this book.
Margaret is our protagonist and is a loving twelve year old girl.
Her grandmother, Sylvia, is a great role model for Margaret and is so caring for her. I thought she made a great touch to this story.
Nancy is Margaret’s best friend, but is quite annoying and is quite the little snoop!

Setting:
This book takes place in a small town in the New Jersey sub-urbs. Margaret has lived in “the big apple”, New York, for the majority of her life. So, it takes time for Margaret to get used to it.

Overall:
I overall loved this book and (like I previously mentioned) gave it a 5/5 stars! It was amazing and is a must read for teens!

Good Night Book Lions!

NaNoWriMo 2014: PROLOGUE

What if you knew the exact date of when you were going to die?

PROLOGUE

When I was born my parents got my DDK (Dying Date Knowledge). Most peoples would happen in 80 years, or if they were lucky, 90 years. But mine was in 95 years. The scientists believed that I was meant to live for 95 years, although that meant a long and tough life. My parents were ok with that. Glinda Wise, my mother was scheduled for 90 years and my father Tom was scheduled for 90 years, as well. Therefore 90 was sort-of in my blood. I didn’t really understand it though. Why was I the chosen one? Nobody knows the scientists. They have no familys, no life and no understandings. It seems as if they can look into your eyes and tell you when you are supposed to die. I will never know my death date, only my parents will, and when my parents die, I will know. After my parents took in my DDK, we walked into the room. The room is used for people who have very interesting death days. I was one of them.

Sick of NaNoWriMo, CALLING IT QUITS?!, EXPOSING MY STORY.

Hey guys, this will be a serious NaNoWriMo update.

For those of you who have been updating with me for the NaNoWriMo month, I have not been doing so well. I have a ton of school work and projects due, and I don’t think NaNoWriMo will be for me, as far as this year goes.

I have decided to keep my story, and share it with you guys.

Once a week, I will share a new chapter of my story. I will continue working on it, but I will work on it through out the year. I picked a really, really complex topic, so it was very unrealistic that I would stick to it anyways.

Every Friday, for at least 10 weeks (I have 10 finished SHORT chapters) I will be posting a new chapter of my story. I will try to finish one chapter every so often beyond that period of time, so I won’t leave you guys hanging for more!

Check back tomorrow for the prologue!

Good Night Book Lions (and thanks for understanding)!