V is for Virgin Review



V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin #1) by Kelly Oram
Publish Date: December 5, 2012
Publisher: Bluefields
Recommended by Rachel E. Carter
     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?

     I enjoyed this book immensely. It was a fun experience. The main character had so much sass and bite. It was inspiring seeing a high school girl with so much passion for her beliefs. She felt that she wasn't ready and her first time should be special.
     At first, I thought she was a hopeless romantic blindsided by the thought that Mr. Perfect is real and right at her doorstep. But, that was not the case. Her heritage is the reason why she wants to keep her virginity intact. I really want to explain why, but I would be spoiling. I however will say that her reasons are really unrealistic and slightly moronic.
     The writing was very exciting and cute. When I read the Val and Kyle encounters I was bouncing off the walls. I felt like I was one of those fan girls in the book. Their encounters were kinda like wash-down sex. Everyone felt their attraction and being near them was hot, according to the characters. Their conversations were sexual, cute and surprisingly witty. They would playfully fight with each other, but no one would win because they're so equally matched and perfect for each other. I wish both of them would realize and accept it sooner. It was really annoying to read about being in denial. Wow, aren't I a hypocrite.
     As much as I love the characters, I found lots of flaws.
     Val thinks almost everyone is beneath her and that they should believe in what she's doing because she's right. (That my interpretation.) She thinks all rock stars are scum. That not entirely true nor incorrect. I really did not like that stereotype. She just judged people from first impressions. She didn't give people the light of day to prove who they actually are. She was very narrow minded.
     Cara is a fuax supportive friend, but very pushy. She did not care about the people she knocked down to get what she wanted. She's an obnoxious fraud and a terrible friend.
     Kyle...No matter how terrible a guy is, I always forgive him because he's hot. This is another one of those instances. He didn't give up when he was told no. He was so hell bent on proving people wrong. He had so much passion. But, he didn't exactly know how to make a girl swoon for him. He's arrogant and his innuendos didn't help his cause. He is so used to his rock star ways, that he doesn't know how to properly ask a girl out. His confidence and ego has grown exponentially because everyone does whatever he wants. It was not appealing. A slight arrogance is, bot excessive arrogance.
     But this book was still great. The writing was enjoyable, but a little over-dramatic for my tastes.

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