Why author Judy Blume's classic novel still inspires fans
It's been nearly 50 years since US author Judy Blume published her groundbreaking and controversial debut novel Are You There God? It's Me Margaret (AYTGIMM). After years of rejecting offers to turn it into a film, she has finally agreed.
It is not yet known who will be its stars but according to Deadline, the author has granted the rights to the book to producer James L Brooks along with writer and director Kelly Fremon Craig - the duo behind the coming of age film The Edge of Seventeen, starring Hailee Steinfeld.
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret was published in 1970 and is centred around 11 year-old Margaret, as she navigates puberty and questions her faith.
She then forms a secret club with her girlfriends - where they discuss and dissect all the important issues: boys, bras and periods. With the passage of time, this doesn't sound far off some current WhatsApp group chats.
Oh I Loved Judy Blume when I was young!!!! Me and my friends used to read her books.
I remember me and my friends giggling over the book 'Forever' cos it was wude lol. Well it wasn't too graphic but it was rude for us at that age. Brings back all the memories of myself as a teen.
In case you know anyone who is interested in a bit of Judy Blume.
Me and my mates felt naughty even reading her books, back then it was all so taboo. lol