A Book a Week – Forever

Forever was one of my kids’ book club books. As a young teen, I loved and adored Judy Blume and read many of her books. But I had never read this one.

And I didn’t like it.

I can’t even really put my finger on why. I felt the characters weren’t as developed as I would have liked. I never really liked the main character as much as I wanted to. The writing felt too simplistic. The big change in the story wasn’t really expected in that it didn’t fit in with the character of the girl, in my opinion and kind of came and went all too quickly. I guess maybe that was the point.

I know it’s a young adult book but I still figured I’d enjoy Blume more than I did. I have one more of hers scheduled in book club so let’s see if that one fares better for me.

1 comment to A Book a Week – Forever

  • I loved this book as a teen. Loved it. I must have read it 20 times or more. I wonder if I’d enjoy it now. One that I liked even better than this, that had better character development, in my opinion, was Seventeenth Summer. Same basic premise.

    What I find most perplexing is the remake of the cover. On the original it’s just a picture of a girls face. Fast forward 20 or more years and it’s a girl and boy on a bed. What the?

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