2 stars for my own personal enjoyment of the story. It was outdated, but Judy Blume is a great storyteller. I can't really blame her too much for writing a book 30 years ago and it not feeling up to date now.5 stars for the author telling a realistic story about a girl's first time with both falling in love and having sex. I loved that the teen boy could not make it more than a few seconds without finishing. I was nodding when the girl was disappointed with her first time. These are real things that happen. Not every experience is hearts and flowers, and the realism in this book was spot on.I would recommend this book to any young girl who really wants to know what might happen their first time. So many books are a fun fantasy, which are fine for an escape, but this one is closer to the truth - at least for the first time. The fantasy comes later *grin*.