Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram and (sort of) A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

Type: Duology
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Publisher: Bluefields
Source: E-Book
Where To Get It: Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble

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Summary: 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?


Let me start by saying that I usually don't read a lot of contemporaries, but after reading some of Kelly Oram's works, I might try to read more this summer. I truly adore Kelly Oram's writing style. It was captivating and has a nice flow to it so the pacing was consistent and I never grew tired of it. 

V is for Virgin was a cute and quick read. I was able to finish it in a day and after that, I quickly got the second book. V is for Virgin is told from the perspective of Val and A is for Abstinence is told from the POV of Kyle. Both books were equally amazing  and I might reread it during the summer even though I don't typically reread all my books, but this book definitely made me smile and it didn't take long for me to read.

This book was kind of inspiring to everyone out there. It gives a clear message that you don't have to have sex even though everyone is doing it and you shouldn't feel pressured by fellow peers. 

Val is a kick-ass heroine. She stood up for herself in front of everyone and she even used her so-called fame to help with her cause which is very admirable. Plus, she is a very funny and sarcastic person.

Then there is Kyle, Val's nemesis who tries very hard to get into her pants. He is like any bad boy out there and very likeable as well. He and Val have this bantering relationship that is really fun to watch. In the next book, which is told from Kyle's POV, he does mature a little, but he still have his fun personality.

Overall, definitely a must read for anyone looking for a cute and light read. There isn't really any sex scenes at all and a very small love triangle which didn't really last. 

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