Thursday, December 30, 2010

Forever by Judy Blume

Summary: Katherine is a high school senior when she meets -- and quickly falls in love with -- Michael. Her parents grow concerned about how much time they're spending together -- and it's true that they're together whenever possible. Soon they even begin a sexual relationship. But with high school ending -- and grown-up problems just beginning -- will their young love be able to last?
My Thoughts: It is a realistic look on teenage love and views on sex. The book, talking a lot about sex, is often challenged.
 In the first chapter, Katherine meets a young boy, Michael, at a  New Year's Eve party. They go on a date the next day, become completely involved with each other, and as they continue to go out on dates he pressures Katherine more and more about sex. Everything seems to be just great, but when they are separated over the summer, Katherine learns that forever might not just be forever. She meets an older and more mature guy while working at the camp. Blume truly does tell a story of first love in Forever. It is a great book for teenage girls.This book is  a reminder that love is not always forever, and it doesn't have to be. Forever gives anyone who reads it an outlook on sex and love. I didn't think that this book was too explicit for anyone that is mature enough to read it. This book doesn't end with a perfect ending; just like life doesn't always. If you are looking for a story about love and truth, then this is a great book for you to read. 
 Overall: I thought this book was very informational to me about sex and first love. It was an eye-opener and it was actually funny during some parts. It was a quick read and I enjoyed it. :)
Cover: The book cover is cute, but maybe not really related to the plot of this whole book

1 comment:

  1. An enjoyable read Forever . . . by Judy Blume . loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and original, this book is going in by "to read" list.