Forever

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Macmillan Children's, 2001 - Teenagers - 178 pages
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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. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.

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Easy to read love story gone bad. - Goodreads
Overly simplistic writing and bad resolution - Goodreads
Both entertaining and educational. - Goodreads
BLECH. Badly written, shallow, no characterization. - Goodreads
The story and plot was good. - Goodreads
AMAZING. But the ending was quite dessapointing.. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Black Elephants - Goodreads

I never read Judy Blume as a teenager, but I can empathize with how my YA self probably would've really loved the frank depictions in this book. It's a very down to earth teaching story about dating ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly Karasiewicz - Goodreads

In its time, this book was controversial. It is actually on banned book lists due to its direct approach to teen sex. I was interested to read why it was banned, and ended up hating the main character ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

America's No.1 children's author was born in the New Jersey suburbs - often the setting of her books. When her two children started going to school, she took a course in creative writing at her old university. She has now delighted two generations of readers with her stories (19 books in all) for ages 4 to 17 years. For teenagers, Judy writes about real life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of sexual awakening, bereavement - with knowledge, sensitivity and humour.

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