Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
It’s the first “big book” I remember reading and it captured me. —Angie Barnes
Every 12-year-old girl should read it. —Shira Fine Buzelan
Judy Blume wrote books about girls that I could totally relate to. —Laura Isaacs
Gave the original book to my daughter to read and she will take it to college next year! —Tracy Huckaby Cherba
Judy Blume really understood preteen and teenage girls, identity issues, and her characters were very relatable. Her books were great at a time when I needed to hear that perspective! —Sweety P. Agrawal
To buy: $9, amazon.com.