V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin #1) by Kelly Oram

18912102BlurbWhen 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?

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5 Stars

So first off, I’m a fan of Kelly Oram. I have read most of her books so I fully expected to like this one.  And I was right.  The thing of Kelly’s books is there is always some very intricate deep issue going on, and she tells the story in such a way to really make you think about it from another perspective.

Take for instance this book, the virgin thing.  This is a huge deal in high school.  I haven’t met anyone who didn’t take this decision incredibly serious.  And I love how she wrote Val. How she was embarrassed about it at first  but she still stuck to her guns, and even went so far as to make it into a movement.  The only issue I had, which was so minor as to barely warrant a mention, was how fast everything blew up.  She got famous sooo quickly and I found that a bit hard to swallow.  But whateves, that wasn’t really the main focus of the story anyway.  I mean, it kinda was, but everything would have happened regardless so I dismissed it.

Kyle was the predictable bad boy.  Snarky, disrespectful and entirely too self centered.  As a rock star I can totally see how everyone giving into his wants would make him expect it. But he went too far in my opinion, and his sweet moments were too far and few between for me to really think he was sincere.

It was Cara that really pissed me off.  I couldn’t believe how the best friend could turn into her enemy so quickly.  I found her selfish and controlling.  And she was determined to have what she wanted regardless of her BEST FRIENDS convictions.  She just didn’t care. And she tried to use emotional blackmail to get her way which was an immediate deal breaker for me.  What kind of friend doesn’t support you, especially at your most vulnerable.  At that point she was irredeemable and I was glad when Val told her off.  What a bitch!

The ending was so refreshing.  I can’t really say much more without it being spoilery so you should just go read it to find out.

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