I am excited to be a part of this tour, not only is this the first book that I read by Kelly Oram but I was really surprised by how much I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from her in the future and am so glad I was able to be a part of this tour.
Title: V is for Virgin
Author: Kelly Oram
Series: Stand Alone
Published: December 11, 2012
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?
About the Author:
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.
My Thoughts and Review:
Do you ever have those books that you are pretty sure you know you will enjoy, but then you actually start reading it and get so captivated by the story that before you know it you are completely entangled in it?
This was like that for me. I was pretty sure I would like, I had no idea I would love it.
I loved Val. I love how she took charge of her life and was so passionate about it. That she didn't back down from any challenge and didn't give in to what others wanted her to do. She fought the whole way through this book for what she knew she wanted and for what mattered most to her and it wasn't always a fun trip. She had a lot of heartache, a lot of bumps and bruises along the way but she didn't let it get her down. Sure, she had moments of doubt but she stuck with it and she came through beautifully.
I love a strong heroine like that. Someone real and flawed and not afraid to admit when she needs help or when she has taken on too much but still there for others when they need her and still sticking to choose what is right and what she believes in.
Really, there were a lot of great characters in this book. Even the “villain” turned out to be pretty fantastic. And really, I just love a book that is out there. Completely different and completely fabulous.
I love how this one ended. It went right from where Valerie was in finally deciding what to do with her life and all the chaos around her, to four years later. It was a nice ending. I love that we didn't just get to see Valerie but we got to see a lot of the other characters as well and where they were four years later too. And even though it wasn't a definite ending, everything wasn't spelled out for us and it did leave some to the imagination, it was enough.