Forever . . . by Judy Blume

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You’ll never forget your first time...reading Forever as an eBook.

When you build up something in your mind—really imagine it, wish for it—sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations.
True love is nothing like that.
Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom.
But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?
 

About Judy Blume

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Judy Blume lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 225 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Children's Books. Fiction

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(There's also a word for word transcript of her Planned Parenthood interview and a letter from Grandma, who's heard she is "going steady," advising birth control.) For Cath though forever lasts only until her parents send her off to a summer camp job and she finds herself unwillingly attracted to...

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If the cold and snow has you feeling, well, frigid, here's the solution. Five titillating titles that'll put you in a steamy frame of mind.

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I was 11, which makes me among one of the first generations for whom a surreptitious read of Judy Blume’s barrier-busting (pun kind of intended) novel of teen sex marked our crossing from innocence to experience (at least hypothetically).

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Examiner

While the novel does ignore it's more interesting characters, the main characters, Michael and Katherine, are great at representing an almost drama free teenage, sexual relationship.

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Gather Books

I know that MY 12 yr old would have no interest in reading it at this point in her life.

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Common Sense Media

i had to research a banned/challenged book and i chose this book and anyone can understand why its challenged but the people that do challenge it focus on the negative and dont look at the benefits some people can get out of this intriguing book.

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Common Sense Media

Now , I'm informed on sex already , so if you don't want your kids to be exposed to sex AT ALL yet , then i suggest they dont read this book .

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Common Sense Media

Katherine has sex with her boyfriend, talks frankly about his penis, visits Planned Parenthood to get birth control pills, and discusses sex with her mother, grandmother, and best friend.

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The Overflowing Library

For the time the way in which it deals with teenage sex must have been very controversial and I certainly cannot think of anything published at the same time that I've read that compares to it.

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