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?
Children\'s Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
More than thirty years ago, Judy Blume\'s sensational teen romance debuted to much controversy. A candid account of young love that provides details about everything from a young couple\'s first meeting through sexual curiosity, exploration, and activity, this book is as relevant for teens today as it was to teens in the seventies. From the moment Katherine and Michael meet at a friend\'s party, the sparks fly. Although they attend different schools, the pair get together every chance they can, and their relationship deepens. Before long, things are getting serious: they are thinking about sex, talking about sex, and planning for sex. It feels like they will be together forever. Then, summer comes, and family plans pull them apart. They write each other often and plan to reunite as soon as they can, but life—and love—can be unexpected. While employed as a camp counselor, Katherine meets Theo. She is surprised by the attraction she feels for him. What do such feelings say about love? Commitment? Forever? Michael? Modern readers may giggle at the lack of cell phones and other modern accoutrements, but they are sure to be drawn into this time-tested tale of first love.