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July’s Mucky Book Club – Forever by Judy Blume

Well, we Mucky Bookers are ridiculously excited about this month’s read. Judy Blume’s Forever is an icon of our teenage years – either by whispered reputation, or via the dog-eared copy passed around the classroom, which mysteriously fell open at the dirty bits.

Forever is the story of Katherine and Michael, a teenage couple whose romance leads to the loss of Katherine’s virginity. Written for young adults in 1975, it caused a minor scandal, and is the mother (grandmother?) of today’s sex-positive teen reads.

For many of us, Forever was our first introduction into the world of mucky books, devoured with a mixture of delight and incredulity that such issues could be marketed to us. What will we think of it now, returning as adults?


This month’s Mucky Book Club will take place on Thursday 28th July 2011:

– live at The Ship, Wandsworth at 7pm
– on Twitter from 7.30pm under the hashtag #muckybooks


If you can’t make it on 28th, don’t despair – read along anyway, and add your comments to the bottom of this post!

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