Study Guide

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Chapter 14

By Judy Blume

Chapter 14

  • It's party time and everyone is at the Fishbein's very nice house, but girls are on one side of the room and boys are on the other. Classic, right?
  • Boys will be boys, and that is even true (extra true?) at a fancy party, so before you know it, mustard is on the ceiling. What really gets Mrs. Fishbein upset though, is the scuffle between troublemaker Freddy Barnett and Nancy that results in Nancy's dress being short a pocket.
  • After a very stern warning involving the words "abominable" and "hanky-panky," the kids settle down…
  • … to kissing games, that is. Spin the bottle is up first, resulting in a number of awkward cheek kisses.
  • Then it's time for Two Minutes in the Closet (or bathroom, as the case may be). The big news here is that Margaret ends up in the bathroom Philip Leroy and kisses him. Twice.