Book Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram


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favoriteTitle: V is for Virgin
Author: Kelly Oram
Published: December 5, 2012
Publisher: Bluefields
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

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?


Valerie Jensen is adopted. But her mother left her a letter and a necklace and this inspired Val to make a promise. She vowed to never give away her virginity before marriage because she wanted to avoid being like her mother who got pregnant at sixteen. She also wants to honor her mother’s sacrifice by living her life well. When her boyfriend broke up with her because she wouldn’t put out, she was forced to declare her virginity to the whole student population of Huntington High. And that is only the beginning of her long journey to fame and inspiring other youth to be brave enough to resist sex when they aren’t prepared for it yet.

It’s not all topsy-turvy for Val though. When her best friend Cara makes her invite the band Tralse for their school’s Fall Festival, she comes across the lead singer Kyle Hamilton. The attraction between the two is evident, but it’s not really that simple. Kyle would do anything to get into her pants, even writing songs about her and dedicating them to her in public. Val, on the other hand, will never relent and will protect her virginity at all costs.

I think my favorite part about the book is the passion showed by both Val and Kyle. Val was so dedicated to her own promise and in forming hr own jewelry line to help out others. She wanted other people to have a choice. She even donated a lot of her proceeds to charity. Kyle, on the other hand, was always so determined to prove others wrong. He always rises up to a challenge and he is able to accomplish things. He went against his parents and rose to fame.


OVERALLV is for Virgin is an inspirational read about a young teenager who uses her passion and skills in jewelry designing to promote virginity and abstinence before marriage. I like how she’s not really pushing it, but giving others a choice or a way to not be ashamed. The story follows Val’s rise to fame and conflicts in relationships, and how she tries to stay strong throughout it all. It’s funny, amusing, heart-breaking and heart-warming. I definitely recommend this.




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  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.

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