Module 15: Forever by Judy Blume

ForeverNewTitle: Forever

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment

Published Date: 1975

Summary:

Girl wonders about love. Starts taking birth control. Meets boy. Falls in love. Has sex as teenager in high school. Summer they are apart. Will their love remain true?

APA Reference:

Blume, J. (1975). Forever. New York, NY: Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

Impression:

I wish I would have read this when I was in high school. I really enjoyed reading this and having a different perspective on sex and being a female teenager.

Professional Review:

Her daughter complained that teen romance novels always ended with a girl dying from an abortion, so Judy Blume wrote Forever … The story: Boy meets girl. Thanks to the Pill, they do it–and life goes on. Blume would write it differently today. “Now,” she says, “sexual responsibility also means preventing diseases–like AIDS.”

(1994). Judy Blume turned to teen lust. People, 41(9), 38.

Library Use:

This book will be good to start a conversation about sex, teenagers and where they meet. The talk needs to start somewhere.