Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

Posted October 23, 2014 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

V is for Virgin

by Kelly Oram
Series: V is for Virgin #1
Published on December 11th 2012
by Bluefields
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: Being Jamie Baker, The Avery Shaw Experiment, Cinder & Ella, A is for Abstinence, Cinder & Ella

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?

4 Stars

I can always count on Kelly Oram to get me out of a slump. If I want a light, fun and sweet romance, I just have to read one of her books and I feel better instantly! V is for Virgin is one of the books of hers I hadn’t read yet and now I have to wonder why that is because it’s just as good as the other ones are!

V is for Virgin is about Valerie. After being dumped by her boyfriend because she wants to wait until marriage with sex, she starts the V is for Virgin campaign. It doesn’t take long to excalade into something bigger than she could’ve imagined. The downside is Kyle. Lead singer of Tralse, the band that helped her campaign more than they realise. He’s made it his personal mission to her change her mind.

Going into this I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the main character because we are so different. But of course I didn’t need to be scared. I loved Valerie and I did understand how she felt. I didn’t find this unrealistic either. In these times, I think it’s very possible for something like this to happen. People have become famous for a lot less in the past few years.

I did hate Zach at first because of how he treated Valerie but he redeemed himself. I did love Kyle but I wanted to know more about him! I didn’t buy the “romance” with Isaac. Didn’t feel it and it felt a bit forced. I loved Cara at first, but I hated how she started treating Valerie after she got Shane as a boyfriend. He’s Kyle’s bandmate and best friend and while I didn’t see enough of him to hate him, I didn’t like how it changed Cara. I loved the rest of the side characters though.

Ugh this review is all over the place. That’s how it feels anyway. I’m not feeling 100% so sorry for babbling away! I love this author and I needs to read more from her.

You can read my review of A is for Abstinence here.


About 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.

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