2015 Reading Challenge: Pair 16

16. “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume & “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing” by Melissa Bank

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The two books in this pair are “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume and “The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing” by Melissa Bank’s.  Here is the note from the BuzzFeed article:

The troubles that Margaret Simon experiences in the Judy Blume classic — romantic anxiety, body confusion, the awkwardness of fitting in with new friends — are especially potent in the preteen years but by no means limited to them. Melissa Bank proves this as she follows protagonist Jane Rosenal from age 14 to her mid-twenties in a series of hilarious and heartbreaking stories of navigating love, work, and life.

Do you agree these were good compliments?  What did you think of the books themselves?

Note: I have linked my reviews to each of the respective books as the titles in the beginning of this post.  Also, if you have not read the books, I will likely have spoilers below so watch out!

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The odd thing about both of these books is that while I found each enjoyable and funny while reading them, they didn’t stick with me.  When I came back to write my consensus of whether they were good complements, I had to remind myself on the plotline of each.  They’re both light-hearted, fun and occasionally touch upon slightly deeper topics in an approachable way.

I would certainly recommend both of the books to the respective age-groups intended for them, or perhaps a little younger.  “The Girl’s Guide to Hunting and Fishing” would make a great graduation gift!