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Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

Posted December 11, 2012 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

 

Rowena’s review of V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram.

 

Main Character: Val
Love Interest: Kyle
Series: ??
Author: Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads

When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation.

After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy.

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

This book sounded a good way to spend a few hours but since I’ve never heard of this author before, I was a bit scared to get started.  I really shouldn’t have been because this was a really quick read for me.  And I liked it.

This book follows Val Jensen, a young girl who was just dumped because she wouldn’t put out.  Without waiting the appropriate amount of time between breakups, her douche of an ex moves on and the girl he moves on with, tries to throw it in Val’s face but Val isn’t the kind of girl that just sits back and let’s things slide off her back.  She fights back with her words and after that confrontation, the video is uploaded to Youtube and with each hit it gets, Val gets more and more recognizable.

Val’s mouth got her into a lot of trouble in this book but I thought it was refreshing and totally charming.  Val is no Bella Swan.  She doesn’t just sit back and let things happen to her, she stands up for herself and she doesn’t need anyone else to do it for her.  I thoroughly enjoyed this about Val.  She had a voice and she used it.

So Val is saving herself for marriage which is why her nickname Virgin Val hit the streets.  When she comes across Kyle Hamilton, the lead singer of Tralse, her mouth lands her on his challenge list.  He finds her abstinence interesting and is up for the challenge of ridding her of that.

Kyle Hamilton= *swoon*

I really liked the way that this story was told.  I really liked the characters.  This was such a fun book and I literally (channeling my inner Chris from Parks and Rec) ate this book up and in the midst of a slight reading slump, that’s saying something.  This book has it all, a cute story wrapped around fabulous characters and really, I definitely recommend this book to lovers of contemporary YA books.  It was a great read!

…and that’s your scoop!

This book is available from Bluefields. This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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Book cover and blurb credit: http://barnesandnoble.com

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