Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #176

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post, and a note saying that Pen to Paper is the host of the meme.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

by Judy Blume

Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year's Eve party. They're attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they've decided their love is forever, they make love.

It's the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine's parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart...

"Forever" is written for an older age group than Judy Blume's other novels for children. It caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content.

It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best-seller. America's No. 1 children's author has written some of the best books of our time about real-life issues - family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement - with insight, sensitivity and honesty.

The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best-loved writers ever published.
This one popped up online earlier in the week, but I can't remember where for the life of me. I think it may have been in a blog post somewhere about books that you read way too young to appreciate them, and someone had finished their post with 'thank god I found Judy Blume's Forever afterwards'. Or something along those lines. And it made me realise that, although Judy Blume is one those authors, the ones that everyone seems to have read, I am yet to pick up one of her books myself. This is the moment I hang my head in shame (call myself a reader? Pah!).
So I'm going to rectify this! Forever is now on my wishlist, and I will be getting it onto my shelves as soon as I hit a bookshop with it in stock!

What's on your wishlist this week? Let us know in the comments below, or link to your own Wishlist Wednesday post in the Linky :) 


chucklesthescot said...

I'm a bit puzzled by the synopsis you have for Judy Blume 'Forever'. I don't recall any murders in the version I read!

Amy said...

Sounds good :) I've not heard of the book or author yet so maybe I'll have to give them a try! Enjoy the book when you find it :D Sounds like you're really looking forward to it x

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