Top positive review
Every teen should read this book!!
on 9 October 2017
Judy Blume skillfully and honestly portrays the challenges, experienced by all teens and young adults, of transitioning from holding hands to a relationship with both emotional and sexual responsibility. She informs her readers that a relationship can have real consequences without being condescending towards them.
Even at the age of 28, I was able to relate to this book as I also experienced my first love at 17 going on 18 and am lucky enough to still be with him today.
I think the message of this book is that it's perfectly normal to get swept up in the excitement of your first love and your first time, but be sensible and keep yourself safe. Be responsible.
I will definitely be giving this book to my younger sister, who is 15 years old.
To any parents who are unsure about the appropriateness of this book, my advice would be to read it first yourselves then decide.
This book is intelligent, informative and relatable.