Monday, December 17, 2012

V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram: Blog Tour + Giveaway

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 know, for a book with that kind of title you wonder what you are going to be getting, right?  I was a bit hesitant when I first saw it but let me tell you why I really enjoyed this book.

First, 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.

Yes, this book talks about sex a lot.  There is some sexual innuendo.  BUT, it is all about a girl and her choice to save sex until marriage.  She is standing up for something that is important to her personally for reasons that are also very important to her and very close to her heart.  It is an uphill battle but she does amazing things with her commitment.  

This book has all the romance, sizzle and snark that you have come to expect from a Kelly Oram book.  Val is a great lead character in this book.  You will love/hate Kyle just like Val does.  Well, at least I did.  The emotions were easy to get caught up in.  I read through this book like I eat Oreo's.  Fast.  Because they are yummy.  

This isn't a book I would hand off to my early teen, but it is a book that I think teenagers would benefit from reading.  It has some great messages about friendships, relationships and being true to yourself and the promises you make.

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.


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  1. I am really interested in reading this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Very provocative title, reminds me of Easy A.

    Happy holidays!

  3. I've been very hesitant of this book just based on the title, but after reading your review I'm more inclined to read it!

  4. I liked this read for the message it sends too. And it was done in a really sensitive and tasteful way which was all the better.


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