Forever

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Macmillan Children's, 2001 - Teenagers - 178 pages
1338 Reviews

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  - Davida N - Goodreads

Every teenage girl should read this book, a great insight into those "difficult" years. I also understand why this book made the banned list in the 80's, Judy Blume is spot on with the girls perceptions. Read full review

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User Review  - Sage Van - Goodreads

I understand that this book was a big deal when it was first released but I honestly found Kath annoying. It was hard to read because of her over dramatics and I could not stand that they referred to ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

For several decades Judy Blume has been winning legions of fans around the world with her stories. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages. She receives thousands of letters every month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Her much-loved books include Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, Tiger Eyes and Forever, as well as adult novels Wifey, Smart Women and In the Unlikely Event. Judy lives on islands up and down the east coast of America with her husband.

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