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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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I didn't like the ending that much, it was okay. I feel like she will promise "forever" to other guys, thinking that it will be forever but it won't. Read full review

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I read somewhere that Judy Blume wrote this book for her daughter, who expressed a desire to read a book where teenagers had sex and nothing bad happened. I find that hilarious. As for the book itself ... Read full review

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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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