Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Review: Forever... - Judy Blume

Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love.

It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...

"Forever" is written for an older age group than Judy Blume's other novels for children. It caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content.

It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best-seller. America's No. 1 children's author has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement - with insight, sensitivity and honesty.

2/5 stars (it was OK)
I have to admit that I have never read a book by Judy Blume before.  The book follows Katherine and her journey into adulthood.  From meeting Michael, a boy she falls in love with to loosing her virginity.  Even though this book is older it really didn't feel like it.  It felt like it could have taken place right now.  The book was short and I wish it was a book I would have read as a teenager because I think I would have appreciated it more.

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