Banned Books: Forever by Judy Blume
27th Apr 2010
Forever was banned in school libraries in the USA for a number of years. Although hardly the height of depravity, at the time of its publication, the book’s lack of moral stance on the issues of premarital sex and contraception caused outrage in religious circles, with one local reporter in America labelling the book “filth” and an unfortunate head librarian who supported the novel as “obscene and immoral.” But despite the criticism and outcry, Forever soon became a bestseller, and has remained one ever since, with Judy Blume lauded for her landmark romantic but realistic portrayal of young adults’ first forays into relationships. Soak up the nostalgia of teenage reading by getting it again for a mere £3.57, from Amazon.
Post by Jane Bradley