Comments (42)Add a Comment
Even 45 years after its initial publication, Forever still feels like a very authentic portrayal of life and romance as a teenager. Blume excellently conveys the emotions, the feelings and the uncertainties of first time love.
The concept of 'forever' is tested when Katherine spends a summer away from her steady boyfriend, Michael. The 'I love you's' come out naturally, but the concept of 'forever' at 17 seems too daunting for Katherine and Michael.
Such a great book. This novel was very realistic, which I enjoyed. Judy Blume did a great job, and I will defiantly re-read! An awesome quick, stay up late reading kind of book!
This book was great and really nice. A lot of learned lessons but am I the only person that actually cried at the end of the book. It was sad after everything they did together, it just ended. Like its just sad
A decent read, but this book is definitely better for teens (I am in my late 20s). The story goes at a good pace and has an overall message about relationships and intimacy in your teen years.
It has way more sex in it than I guessed. Lesson learned, chances are your first love won’t be forever.
The obsession of first love was very accurate, but the ease with which she climax during sex is completely unrealistic, especially at that age. It would be very unfortunate if girls think that's what is supposed to happen.
An honest, realistic, sometimes awkward, and heartbreaking tale of first love. A classic that I can't believe I had never read before.
I can't believe I had never read this before. A true Judy Blume classic. Even though it was written decades ago, the story will still resonate with young teens (particular teen girls) today. I thought it was an honest and realistic portrayal, albeit with a sad ending.
I like the down to earth romance of the primary characters and the mutual respect they give each other. The ending was terrible, but the book is good if one omits the final chapter.
This book is very interesting and for me, relatable. It is quite informative on the topic of first love and first intimate moments with someone else. Judy Blume has done it again.
I first read this book in the eight grade, and reread it now, in my first year of university, to see how I interpreted it differently now that I've experienced many of the milestones discussed in the book. The beauty of the novel is the way the romance is very realistic and down to earth, very much unlike what you'd see in a romantic comedy. It will definitely help girls set realistic expectations and think about what they want. Overall, an easy, lazy read but one that will make you think and definitely remember your first love.
The writing felt so...awkward and immature for the subject matter. Maybe I just don't get Judy Blume?
This is a really good book for teens. I read it when i was 10, which was probably a mistake as a lot of the sex scences are described in detail. However it make you relise that a lot of realtionships will have problems and not to have sex before you are sure. Good read
ILikePandas334 you just kinda ruined the ending for me cos I haven't read the book yet!!
this book is about romance love and finding your true self in a relationship and to ask yourself if what your dong is right or wrong
This novel was very touching a by far the best teen-romance novel i have ever read! The sex stuff was a bit intense and too maybe too detailed for some readers but other then that, i melted and related this scenerio to my life.
Amazing book. I love reading books with teen relationships. Make me think of my own. But i recommend people to read this, their relationship actually touched me.
I wasn't expecting the ending to end like that.. but i guess :P An okay book to read :)
TERRIBLY AWKWARD TO READ! the main characters are way to much, and it makes you feel like you are interrupting something. some parts are gross, and moves along REALLY fast... not good, I'll stick to my Ramona
It was an awesome book. I enjoyed reading it. It was funny, heart-warming and informing about teens and sex. I recommend this book to all my friends!!!!!!!
It was a great book, about teens life. It showed me that there is a big difference between true love, and first love. At first, I was a little embaressed by that book because it included many private and nasty parts. But at the end it really teached me an very important lesson for the future.