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All-Time Favorite Teen Summer Reads

Family Circle editors share the books they couldn't put down during their school vacations.

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

By Judy Blume

"Margaret was so relatable. I was going through much of the same things that she was. Growing up, changing, and fitting in is never easy, but reading this made me feel less alone."

—Cheryl S. Grant, research editor

"I remember reading Are You There God? It's Me Margaret when I was a tween at sleepaway camp. My mom wasn't giving me too much in the way of "The Talk" and I appreciated Blume's straightforward, humorous voice about being a girl grappling with those painfully awkward adolescent years of crushing on boys and fretting over your period. I think I'll get a copy for my soon-to-be-11-year-old daughter. With middle school looming, the timing is perfect."

—Tracy Fiske, copy editor

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