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By Judy Blume
Pan Children's, 1975
Audience: Older Teens

From Goodreads:
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... 

I don't like censorship. I do believe in reading appropriate material for your age - but I think everyone should have access to books. I'm not going to judge what's appropriate for a person. I think that's up to each person. If they read something they're uncomfortable with, they should read the book later or ask questions or both.

I understand how people were upset about this book. It was racier than I expected. I wouldn't have made a fuss about it though. It seemed like it was trying to be more educational than encouraging teens to do things parents wouldn't approve of. Overall, I liked it and I should have read it a long time ago. The way it was written reminds me of how a lot of my favorite authors write today.

Thank goodness for Judy Blume paving the way, because I don't know what I would do without teen fiction!

Did anyone read this when they were a teen? What do you think of it? I think I need to look up more background about how everything happened when it was released.