The best thing about Christmas, other than seeing my lovely family, is all that extra reading time.
I am travelling from Wales to my boyfriends house in Suffolk today, which is an incredibly long journey so I packed as many books as I could fit in my already stuffed suitcase! This means lots more Boxing Day reviews! (Thank goodness for personal wifi hotspots!)
So, 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 recognised 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?
Ok, when I read this description, I honestly thought it was going to be a preachy book about staying a virgin until marriage and how if you don’t you are doomed. However, having read other books by Kelly Oram that I really enjoyed, I thought I should give this book a go. I was so wrong about everything!
This book is ah-mazing. Val has a very personal reason for wanting to stay a virgin and she doesn’t preach that we shouldn’t all be having pre-marital sex at all. It is more about pro-choice and not being forced into something we don’t feel ready for. So for starters, this book was already doing better than I hoped for!
Val is a brilliant main character, she is really strong, knows what she wants but isn’t prone to the occasional melt down! I laughed out loud so many times when reading this book, which, as you can imagine, is not making me very popular on the national express…
Her best friend acted in a very believable way and Kyle is brilliant. He is not too perfect and it took me a little while to warm to him, which I loved, as whilst I am a fan of insta-love, it seems to be a theme in every book at the moment! Not from Kelly Oram! She makes her characters earn each other’s love and respect, which I think is brilliant.
The cute scenes in this book between Kyle and Val made me squirm with happiness, the best feeling ever!
I can’t wait to read the next book, A is for Abstinence!