Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Forever... - Judy Blume

Genre: YA Fiction
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781416934004
Rating: 4/5 Stars

People also sopke of Judy Blume and constantly told me to read her and I remember my friends reading her but I always felt that it was too "grilish" for me. I used to love R.L Stine and I liked the "gore" but now that I am older, older people are telling me to read it. So someone suggested that I read Forever... first, so I did and here is what I thought:

It brought me back to that age and I remember those feelings and it was kinda nice but also sad knowing that that innocence is lost and I will never know those clumsy, shy feelings but then again I like having these comforting feelings too but it just goes to show you that you grow old and things change you. Even the decisions you make when you are 15 or 18 years old. Granted some of the characters weren't so well rounded but I see that point Blume was trying to make and I think she hit it head on and it just makes me kinda sad and nostalgic. Oh, and it also scares the crap outta me knowing that my daughters will have to face these things when they get older. I mean, Blume wrote this in 1975 and even then s=things were racy but with ever turn of a century sex just gets more and more in your face and we can't run from it and it makes me nervous to know that my girls will have to face such challenges but I will just have to come up with ideas to help them through it. My parents were not like Kath's in the book (Whose parents really are now a days?) but they were pretty good and I think they did a decent job!

I can go on and on about this subject but I am sure we all have heard it before!

1 comment:

rohit said...

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.