Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
Series: Virgin series #1
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: August 5th 2014
Genres: New Adult
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Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.
This is normal, right? I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?
It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.
The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?
Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?
I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.
Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.
Ellie is a 21 year old virgin who is obsessed with getting rid of her virginity. She’s also pretty fascinated and obsessed with her vagina & the surrounding area, i.e. pubes.
When Ellie was just 17 she thought she was about to lose her V-Plates (as she puts it) but the boy turned her down flat. (He had his reasons – which were very good – and if she would have stuck with him I think her story would have been very different.) Since then she wants nothing more than to lose “it.” She doesn’t understand what’s wrong with her and wants to fit in and discuss things like all the other girls do.
While in the process of trying to lose it she gets into an argument with her best friend and they don’t speak for a while. She makes a new friend, Emma, who she starts a Vlog with…a vagina blog. It’s along the lines of anything you need to know about your vagina but were afraid to ask. Ellie is the virgin and Emma is a self-proclaimed slut and proud of it! The pair work great together but Ellie still needs to get that pesky virginity to go away.
During the story Ellie meets a guy who she thinks that she really likes but things don’t go exactly how she wants them to and that makes her look at her life – which is a good thing.
The story is a journey for Ellie and one she really needed to take. She was annoying and at times ridiculous while on this journey but she was also amusing at times as well. She had no self-confidence for most of the book and that showed. She was so desperate to lose her virginity that she would approach or kiss guys she didn’t even find attractive. Why? IDK. The story went a lot of directions but I felt it all came together nicely in the end. Though Ellie wasn’t my favorite character throughout the book, she redeemed herself near the end. I was happy she came to the life conclusions she did and hoped for her sake they stuck. 🙂
I don’t believe this book is for everyone. You have to be comfortable reading about pubes and vaginas up close and personal and not all people are. lol I found the book to be somewhat adolescent at times but a decent read overall.
Rating: 3 out of 5