16-year-old Julia falls for a wealthy and controlling boy who leads her to betray her best friend and sacrifice her integrity. Because love and infatuation can turn dark. Fast. Ultimately, she alone must decide what lines cannot be crossed. Forever Julia is full of romance, heart-break, and dangerous secrets. Hear Jodi interviewed by the CJOB’s Dahlia Kurtz on April 16, 2015.
WINNER – McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, 2015
SELECTION – Best Books For Kids & Teens, Fall 2015
SELECTION – The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, 2015
“Julia’s story is one that needs to be told … [a]uthor Jodi Carmichael writes about life as a teenager with humour and insight, showing how easy it is for peer pressure and the need to be loved to lead to risky behaviour.” – Quill & Quire
“Carmichael’s writing is vivid and her depiction of Julia’s feelings and actions feels authentic and contemporary. This is a young writer to watch.” – Winnipeg Free Press
“a story filled with realistic characters who reveal truths about ourselves.” – CM Magazine