Author: Judy Blume
Age Group: Older Teens
# of Pages: 220
My Rating: 2/5
Katherine meets Michael at a party and they immediately hit it off right away. Their love for each other grows everyday and even becomes very physical. They believe they are going to be together forever. Until one event changes everything.
Who here read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing? Now that is a kids' classic. I loved it when I was in elementary. So when I got Forever..., I had no idea what to expect because this was my first YA novel by Judy Blume. How should I put my thoughts of it? She wrote it exactly in the style she did for her younger audiences.
The writing was extremely brief and if you skipped a line while reading, you would jump to the next scene without expecting it! Therefore, no depth in characters. Everything just went by with a lot of dialogue. I think this took me a month to finish because I was absolutely bored with it. The plot did not build up and the climax wasn't even a climax. If you read it, you can tell the difference of the stories written recently and ones from a couple of decades ago. Forever... explores a lot on sex and the responsibility you have to take in account if you wish to decide on intercourse. Comparing the sex in teen books now to back then, they took it much more seriously. If you are offended by explicit content, you shouldn't look into it. Either way, I wouldn't recommend it in the first place.
I just have to add that what made the story extremely awkward was the fact that Michael's penis had a name. So whenever Katherine mentioned it by name, I thought it was absolutely strange. Naming body parts is extremely weird in my case.