DNF Video Review: Forever… by Judy Blume

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Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: 1975
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 209
Format: Paperback
Source: Borrowed from the library
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There's a first for everything.

When you build up something in your mind -- really imagine it, wish for it -- sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn't live up to your expectations.

True love is nothing like that.

Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can't get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven't been together all that long, they know it's serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom.

But it's senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big "first": a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of Forever… by Judy Blume from my local library. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Hi everyone! Today I have a first for you: my very first DNF video review! I read Forever… by Judy Blume recently for my book club. We have a different theme every month and our theme for December was Classic YA books. We read Forever…, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I enjoyed Tuck Everlasting and Speak (and will have reviews of those up soon), but I did NOT enjoy Forever.

I ended up DNFing Forever… at 1/4 of the book, which is just 52 pages, but I had so many thoughts about those pages that I felt like I needed to rant about them a bit. So voila! My first DNF video review. I hope you guys enjoy it!




  1. Dena @ Batch of Books

    December 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I didn’t watch your video because my six-year-old was sitting right next to me. Ha!
    Anyway, I have those books, too. I recently DNFed a book after just 64 pages because it was SO horrible and depressing that I couldn’t make myself continue. Even though I DNF it, I still have a ton of opinions about the pages I did read. So, I totally get where you’re coming from.
    I’ve never read anything from Judy Blume (gasp!), but everyone seems to love her books so I’ll probably give her a try one of these days.

  2. Whitney @First Impressions Reviews

    December 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Great DNF video! I can understand why this book made you angry, I was getting worked up just listening to you talking about it. So Forever… was the story of a rapist in the making? That is very messed up and really what message is Judy Blume sending.
    Anyway… I have a 100 page rule before I DNF. I’ve found it sometimes takes a while to get to the meat of a book. For instance , in Gone with the Wind you have to wade through over 100 pages of backstory before you even get to the barbecue and it is one of my favorite books. However, I feel that is an exception and everyone and every book is different. While it is pretty rare, when I do DNF a book I usually review it. If I ate a bad hamburger I’d warn others against it, so why should books be any different?

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