Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com
FOREVER... is the most romantic teen love story ever written!
Katherine and Michael are normal teens who meet in a normal way - at a party! What they have together is so bonding it seems like it will last forever. It's also the most difficult kind of relationship, because they are truly in love.
After meeting and going out a few times, Katherine feels like she is in love. When she and Michael begin getting closer in a sexual way, they both feel as if this could be it.
If I say any more about the plot then I will give away the whole book!
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down! It isn't often that you come across such an amazing love story because it is told as if Ms. Blume has really been in this intense of a relationship. FOREVER... is a must read for any older, mature teens due to sexual content.
When I was 11 & in sleepaway camp, we all took turns reading this book. Judy Blume's story of a 17 year old girl being seriously in love and learning about relationships and sex and heartache. Judy Blume touched a lot of us with her realistic, unique, engaging writing that was very outside-the-box when she was originally published.
BTW--To anyone who think this book is a bad influence for teens and that it will promote casual unsafe, sex and turns girls into 'sluts', I am sorry, but you're terribly mistaken--to be polite. Yes one has to be mature to read this but it's not one to ban. If anything, it's educational and eye-opening to any and all young girls these days that receive no sex education at school or at home. It was written in the mid 70s so much of it will seem dated, especially the discussion of VD and no discussion of " Safe Sex". But it still a gem.
Takes me back to my youth . . . good for reminiscing about your lost loves . . . and appreciating the one you have now!
Judy Blume is awesome, even if you a grown-up girl.
I loved Judy Blume\'s writing style even as a kid. These books that she wrote for adults had me just as drawn in. This one is about a love story that is filled with all the wonder of \"the first time\" until they separate that summer. It\'s a very real look at first love and will make you think back to your first love. Couldn\'t put the book down and read it in one sitting.