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VaughanPLDaniela Jan 07, 2020

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.

JCLHeatherM Feb 26, 2019

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.

Aug 08, 2018

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!

Jun 23, 2018

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

Jun 05, 2018

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.

Apr 01, 2018

It has way more sex in it than I guessed. Lesson learned, chances are your first love won’t be forever.

Nov 11, 2017

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.

ArapahoeKati Jan 05, 2017

An honest, realistic, sometimes awkward, and heartbreaking tale of first love. A classic that I can't believe I had never read before.

loonylovesgood Jan 11, 2016

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.

Jun 06, 2015

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.

Nov 17, 2014

first book I've read of blume's - can't say i appreciate her style.

Jun 24, 2014

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.

AmandaVollmershausen Dec 25, 2013

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.

Nov 18, 2013

The writing felt so...awkward and immature for the subject matter. Maybe I just don't get Judy Blume?

Nov 16, 2013

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

Ending was horrible and sad!

Jan 14, 2013

ILikePandas334 you just kinda ruined the ending for me cos I haven't read the book yet!!

lovelybelle101 Dec 05, 2012

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.

BookWormChelly Aug 21, 2012

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.

Aug 13, 2012

I wasn't expecting the ending to end like that.. but i guess :P An okay book to read :)

Jul 22, 2012

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

nifeawopetu Jul 17, 2012

This book is about teenage stuff and sex.

rainbowbunny417 Jul 01, 2012

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!!!!!!!

agaklo6 Jun 20, 2012

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.

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