Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret By Judy Blume Will Be Made Into a Movie
- Judy Blume published Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret in 1970.
- For generations, the book has remained popular
- This is the first time Blume has signed over the book's rights for a film
Producers James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and Kelly Fremon Craig of the 2016 coming-of-age drama The Edge of Seventeen bought the rights to turn the book into a movie. A Hollywood movie
Fremon Craig told Deadline, below, why she thinks the book has been so popular among young women for many generations.
"It’s rare for me to run into a woman or girl who hasn’t read it and every time I’ve mentioned it to a woman, they clutch their heart and let out this joyful gasp. There’s something so timely and full of truth and I remember for me that at that age, it felt like a life raft at a time when you’re lost and searching and unsure. This book comes along and tells
Brooks said he got the idea to turn the book into a movie because his granddaughter had just read it, and the storyline still resonated with her.
“It definitely won’t feel like a period piece," he said. "People have read at various stages and it felt present and immediate."
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret explores the life of an 11-year-old girl named Margaret Simon who is in the sixth grade. She forms a secret club with three
*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
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