What Do I Read Next?
- Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, published in 1970, was Blume's first controversial novel. One of the major concerns of the protagonist of this story, a concern commonly shared by teenage girls, pertains to when she is going to fill out her first bra. Before Blume, teenage girls had talked among themselves about this subject, but no one had ever written about it.
- Published a little more than ten years after Blume's Forever …, Maureen Daly's Acts of Love (1987) similarly portrays a young girl in love and the challenges that she must face. The author describes a daughter's first love as similar to experiences the teen's mother had.
- Judith Caseley's novel Kisses (1990) tells the story of a young violinist who finds love where she never suspected she would. This is another romance about a teenager who is looking for love but cannot seem to find it.
- With a little more dramatic tension, Mary Downing Hahn turns a would-be romance into something of a thriller as the protagonist's boyfriend rides his motorcycle carelessly at the climax of this young love story in an attempt to kill himself. The novel is called The Wind Blows Backwards (1993).