78. Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret.

In this episode, Kaylia and Cynthia talk about the joys and dramas of puberty and growing up… going through it and then watching your own tween go through it.  We discuss this classic book and film adaptation that hits all the right notes.

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is a middle-grade novel by American writer Judy Blume, published in 1970. Its protagonist, Margaret Simon, is a sixth-grader who grows up without a religious affiliation because of her parents’ interfaith marriage. This contemporary realistic novel was popular with middle-grade readers in the 1970s for its relatable portrayal of a young girl confronting early-adolescent anxieties, such as menstruation, brassieres and boys. The recipient of national honors and book awards, the novel has been challenged for its frank discussion of sexual and religious topics

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is a 2023 American coming-of-age period comedy-drama film produced, written for the screen, and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig. The film stars Abby Ryder Fortson as the title character, along with Rachel McAdams, Elle Graham, Benny Safdie, and Kathy Bates.

Cohost: Cynthia

Cynthia is a younger gen-x mom of 3. She is queer, vibrant, and witchy as fuck. She loves modern fantasy as a genre and can’t stand Quentin Tarantino films.

She also just had a birthday and is Kaylia’s Ride Or Die bestie.

Visit her Instagram @mommabrandrocks and wish her a happy belated birthday!

This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” performed by M.D. Arms, Kaylia Metcalfe, and The Kiddo-Cat

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Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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