"No preaching (Blume never does) but the message is clear; no hedging (Blume never does) but a candid account by Kathy gives intimate details of a first sexual relationship. The characters and dialogue are equally natural and vigorous, the language uncensored, the depiction of family relationships outstanding".--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. ALA Best of the Best Books for Young Adults.
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"Going all the way" is still a taboo subject in young adult literature. Judy Blume was the first author to write candidly about a sexually active teen, and she's been defending teenagers' rights to read about such subjects ever since. Here, Blume tells a convincing tale of first love--a love that seems strong and true enough to last forever. Katherine loves Michael so much, in fact, that she's willing to lose her virginity to him, and, as the months go by, it gets harder and harder for her to imagine living without him. However, something happens when they are separated for the summer: Katherine begins to have feelings for another guy. What does this mean about her love for Michael? What does this mean about love in general? What does "forever" mean, anyway? As always, Blume writes as if she's never forgotten a moment of what it's like to be a teenager.About the Author:
Judy Blume, one of America’s most popular authors, is the recipient of the 2004 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of beloved books for young people, including Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, and novels for adult readers, including Wifey, Smart Women, and Summer Sisters. Her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she receives thousands of letters a month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.
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Book Description Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027110303
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Book Description Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0027110303
Book Description Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-198-30-5557005