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Mar 23, 2021CMLibrary_Veronica rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I read this novel for the first time almost 2 years ago and I haven’t touched it since. Reading it again has been a joy. I always find it interesting to revisit books after some time and see what connects and what feels different. This…
Jan 25, 2021
This book is a realist book abut teen sexuality, first Love and heartbreak. It's a fast pace read. A book you don't want to put down. It's the first Judy Blume book I read that was a teen book and not a Juvenile book. I loved it even…
May 28, 2020librarianjessicaboorsma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Blume’s classic realistic novel on teen sexuality follows Katherine as she explores her sexuality with her boyfriend, Michael. With its short page count and straightforward first-person narration, the story unfolds much like a real teen…
Jan 07, 2020VaughanPLDaniela rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
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.
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, 2018missq12 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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, 2017sandyc99 rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
Jan 11, 2016loonylovesgood rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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…
Jun 06, 2015SoftFire rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
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, 2014primojalapeno rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
first book I've read of blume's - can't say i appreciate her style.
Jun 24, 2014ErinMWilson rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
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.
Dec 25, 2013AmandaVollmershausen rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
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…
Nov 18, 2013EPalmer2295 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
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…
Jun 25, 2013
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!!
Dec 05, 2012lovelybelle101 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
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
Aug 21, 2012TEYANI S ROSEBOROUGH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
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.
Aug 21, 2012BookWormChelly rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
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, 2012reader1995 rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
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