Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

Tour Schedule
 My Take:

The message in V is for Virgin is a great one. It's ok to wait to have sex. It is one you dont see too often in stories anymore, but the way Kelly handled it in her book, it didnt feel like she was condemning those who chose differently.  I admired Val for sticking to her beliefs and not caving, even with the pressure she was under. The tension that develops between Val and Kyle pulls at you and keeps you reading to see what happens next. All leading to a fantastic ending.  It is a fantastic young adult contemporary  clean read and I would recommend it for ages 13 on up. I loved Val and her strong convictions and that she stayed strong through out the whole story. It was fun, light hearted inspite of some wieighter issues and I really loved reading V is for Virgin.

Author Kelly Oram

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

V is for Virgin

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?

V is for Virgin is scheduled to be released on December 11, 2012.

For those who might wonder about content based on the title -
From Kelly: The book has a great overall message and promotes good strong moral values. For a book all about sex, there's not anything even close to a sex scene in it, but because of the nature of the topic there is a lot of innuendo/sexual humor and some name calling.

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V is for Virgin Tour Schedule

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