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Book Review – V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

Series: V is for Virgin, #1
Genre: YA Contemporary
Pages: 360
First Published: December 5, 2012 by Bluefields
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Sypnosis:

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?

Review:

The Top Ten Reasons Why Virgin Val Sucks:
10. She called me a one-hit-wonder.
9. She doesn’t appreciate the endearing nickname I gave her.
8. She makes me write stupid blogs about her at four in the morning.
7. She’s encouraging people not to have sex.
6. She blew me off when I asked her out.
5. She has a crush on a douche bag.
4. She won’t answer any of my calls.
3. She’s such a tease with her look-but-don’t-touch policy.
2. I played a whole effing concert just for her and she didn’t come even though she told me she would. (You’re such a liar!)
And the #1 reason why Virgin Val sucks?
I still want her anyway.”
 -Kyle

*AWWWWWW*

The first thing I noticed about this book is its very catchy cover. Oh my! This is probably one of my favorite book covers ever! And it’s not just the book cover that’s great, but also the story itself. As said above, this book revolves around a virgin girl named Val who vows to never have sex until she get married. After she was dump by her boyfriend because of her pledge to herself, wrong rumors we’re spread which lead to the scene she made at their school cafeteria. And after that, everything change including the coming of a bad boy slash hottie rockstar Kyle Hamilton into her life.

This book is just a short read and you can read it in just one sitting. There’s really no denying on how I adore the first series that I’ve read from the author, Kelly Oram, which was the Supernaturals series. Not to mention, that series was also catchy and love the story line and how it was properly written by the author. So at first, I was really doubtful if this one would be the same too, for obviously, these two series are in different genre. But dang! I can’t believe how a great writer Kelly Oram is. This book is so easy to read and I’m so in love with the plot. I’m a believer on Val’s crusade and I was so grateful for the author on bringing that up in this story. It is really an inspiration to everyone especially to teenagers. Though, the idea of a bad boy who feels challenged to get Virgin Val is quite a cliché, but I just love how Kelly wrote this book without any hint of cliché in it.

And just like the Supernaturals series, the characters of this books were teenagers, but mind you, it wasn’t teeny boopy at all. I love all the characters though I despise Olivia at first. And my oh my! I also love the Mormon hottie Isaac. He drives a motorcycle wearing a leather jacket, now, who wouldn’t fall for that? And ofcourse, I love love Kyle. Super hottie bad boy. (I also have a thing for bad boy especially if they know how to sing shhh)

It was also interesting to know that the characters grew as a matured individuals in the last chapter. Which most of them got married. And my oh my! I am so proud of Valerie for all her accomplishments. Wow girl, you deserved it, you even deserve Kyle. (swoooon)

Even though I love the story, I’m not satisfied with its ending. I think Val and Kyle still need a lot of exposure lol. Well, I think I’ll see more of that in the second book, A is for abstinence. And also, Val meeting her birth mom, wow, I almost cried on that scene.

The whole story is great. Love the characters and I love the plot. But I was just a bit dumbfounded in the scene where an average two girls, namely, Cara and Valerie was on the look of the two members of the popular band. I can’t believe how easy it was for Cara to get Shane (Tralse drummer) when in reality, it’s hard. And Kyle (lead singer) head over heels to Valerie. What’s with those two girls?! That was actually my only concern in this story, overall, it was great. So that’s how the 4-stars was born.

This book isn’t just about romance but also has an addition of light comedy in it (which makes this story soooo great). I recommend this book to teens, even adult and to all proud virgins 🙂

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

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