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V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin #1)

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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
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ebook, 360 pages
Published December 11th 2012 by Bluefields (first published December 5th 2012)
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Rachel E. Carter
5 MILLION STARS. TRUST ME, GUYS, IT'S WORTH IT.

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You are welcome for Adam;P

I never thought I would like this as much as I did... and honestly if it hadn't been written by Kelly Oram I probably would never have given it a shot. Why? Well obviously I was afraid from the title that the book would be super preachy and while I have nothing against someone waiting for marriage, I didn't exactly want a book judging someone who didn't. Luckily for me Kelly Oram seemed to know this and she managed to creat
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Francy Narvaez
El Top diez de Razones Porqué Virgen Val Apesta
10. Me llamó hombre de un solo éxito.
9. No aprecia el encantador sobrenombre que le di.
8. Me hace escribir blogs estúpidos sobre ella a las cuatro de la mañana.
7. Alienta a la gente a que no tenga sexo.
6. Me mandó a volar cuando le pedí salir.
5. Está enamorada de un idiota.
4. No responde ninguna de mis llamadas.
3. Le gusta coquetear con esa política de mira-pero-no-toques.
2. Toqué un maldito concierto sólo para ella y ni siquiera vino cuando dijo q
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Lex (Fastidious Reader)
I love the cover. :)

OMG. I cried! I freakin' cried because of this book! What the heck is wrong with me? LOL. I liked it. A lot. Not because the guy, Kyle is so swoon worthy or that he's oncredibly hot. It's because I like how the story went. From the first page, V is for Virgin, have my attention. I like Valerie's character. Her fight for this cause, for what she believes in, is so... honorable and responsible of her. Well, okay, I don't know the right words to describe Valerie.

I liked how she
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Kelly Oram
Aug 22, 2012 Kelly Oram added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Isn't that a fun cover?
Inge
"The Top Ten Reasons Why Virgin Val Sucks
10. She called me a one-hit-wonder.
9. She doesn't appreciate the endearing nickname I gave her.
8. She makes me write stupid blogs about her at four in the morning.
7. She's encouraging people not to have sex.
6. She blew me off when I asked her out.
5. She has a crush on a douche bag.
4. She won't answer any of my calls.
3. She's such a tease with her look-but-don't-touch policy.
2. I played a whole effing concert just for her and she didn't come even
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Marie
OMG I WAS CRYING READING THIS, IT'S SO FREAKING FUNNY, THAT SONG KYLE SINGS FOR HER IN THE SCHOOL FESTIVAL IN FRONT OF EVERYONE WHILST SHE'S SITTING INSIDE WITH THE MOST POPULAR GUY IN SCHOOL, I AM CREASED.

I have to share it with you guys, here it is its called 'Cryin' Shame'-


“She’s smokin’ hearts with a burnin’ flame
She’s got a wild side without a name
And when she’s riled it’s a cryin’ shame
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’ve got it bad
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’m going’ mad

Cause in your head you’ve got it right
W
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Katy
2.5 stars - This book had a really great concept, but for some reason, I just didn't feel very satisfied at the end.

To start off, yes, this book was cliche, but that wasn't the reason. I don't mind cliche as long as it was entertaining. I felt Oram did a much better job writing with "Being Jamie Baker" because Ryan totally made the book, where Kyle failed to do so here. Ryan was sweet and totally swoon-worthy, and his bickering with Jamie was quite engaging.

I think Oram attempted the same ambien
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Sophie
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
V is for Virgin was my first book by author Kelly Oram and I have to say, I cannot believe I hadn’t heard of this author before she approached me to review her books. I must have been hiding under a rock because V is for Virgin is the perfect example of good contemporary romance books for teens!

Val Jensen is a teenage girl who’s always known she was adopted from a young age. Not wanting to follow in her birth mother’s footsteps – having a baby while being a teenage, Val made the big decision not
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Angela
It started out okay. Boyfriend was a jerk for dumping Valerie when she doesn't have sex with him. But then the whole campaign starts, and everybody popular wants to be her friend, hottest guy in school likes her and is a virgin himself, and I felt like I was being preached at.

If I had a daughter, would I encourage her to read this book? Um, maybe. If the issue wasn't so cut-and-dried. Valerie has somewhat solid reasons for wanting to wait til marriage to have sex, but the whole thing just bugged
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Marga
Mar 09, 2015 Marga marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
FREE - http://www.amazon.com/V-Virgin-1-eboo...

They say that even with that title, this book doesn't even have any sexual content. Interesting, huh?
Inspired Kathy
V is for Virgin Blog Tour: http://iamareadernotawriter.blogspot....

I read V is for Virgin a month ago and it's a book I still think about. Kelly created some unforgettable characters and very memorable scenes.

I think this book has a much needed message - it's ok to wait to have sex. Despite the fact that it seems that everyone around Val believes and acts differently she sticks to her values. Amazingly Kelly manages to tell the story without coming across preachy or putting down those who do ch
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Faye, la Patata
Can also be read on The Social Potato.

OK, I'll be honest here.

I did not expect to like V is for Virgin at all. Aside from the unbelievable premise (I mean, does modern society today really make fun of you if you haven't had sex at seventeen or eighteen? It's not a big deal where I live... although a sex-minded American society may not be surprising x_x), I thought to myself that in the end, the heroine will probably give it away, anyway, so what's the point?I mean, isn't that how they all end, t
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♥ Sarah
"The Top Ten Reasons Why Virgin Val Sucks:

10. She called me a one-hit-wonder.
9. She doesn’t appreciate the endearing nickname I gave her.
8. She makes me write stupid blogs about her at four in the morning.
7. She’s encouraging people not to have sex.
6. She blew me off when I asked her out.
5. She has a crush on a douche bag.
4. She won’t answer any of my calls.
3. She’s such a tease with her look-but-don’t-touch policy.
2. I played a whole effing concert just for her and she didn’t come even t
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Paige  Bookdragon
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Let's talk about the notoriously horny high school students and one virgin Joan of Arc student who wants to make a statement.

Valerie is a virgin.


I'm a Filipino and virginity is still expected here in our country,despite the left and right sex scandals of celebrities and high school /college students that you can easily Bluetooth on your phone. Excuse the hypocrisy. But despite the mind set ingrained in our minds that you should be a virgin on your wedding night, I still read a lot of books
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Inna
Review also appears on my blog
As soon as I saw the blurb for this book I wanted it. I mean come on you have a girl who swore to herself to keep her virginity, a hot lead singer who made it his goal to make sure she does just the opposite oh and the fact that the whole country is watching where this is going to go landed this book on my to read list. That's exactly why I was ecstatic when the amazing Kelly Oram provided me with an ARC for review. Thanks so much.
Now on to the actual review. This
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Meri
So, this is how this book went: good - good - good - better - really good - good - good - bad! bad!bad! bad!

First I was rooting for her and Kyle. Then I was rooting for her and Isaac, even though I had a feeling she was going to end up with Kyle. In real life I probably would have gone for Isaac, but since this is fiction and I like my books a Little over the top and on the wild side, I wanted her to get together with Kyle again. The whole first half of the book I was torn wether I should rate
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Alisa
2.5 stars. Group read. Started out with Deniz and I after we read Lex's review. Everyone else decided to come along for the ride :0)

It was a cute YA book with a really great message (especially about it being YOUR choice!) There was definitely some great moments in the book.

It's not really my thing though. And honestly, high school was a while ago, but I don't think whether being a virgin or not was THAT big of a deal. I don't think it's very realistic...
Shay J
“It wasn't his touch that was making my insides feel strange. It was the look in his eyes. Passion. Passion for me. Passion for this moment. Passion for his music. Passion for life. Just passion. It was as if Kyle Hamilton's entire being was made of passion, and he was sending that passion straight into me.”


I want to thank Rachel & Paige for finally swaying me into picking up this book, the title and cover had me so doubtful I probably never would have started it without encouragement!
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Sheila
I loved this book! When I first heard the title, it threw me off for a bit. Once I read the book I am going to champion this book! I want every teen to read this book, male and female! The message is clear and straight forward about abstinence, and waiting for marriage to have sex, but it is delivered in a very entertaining story. Main character Valerie is a girl that young women everywhere will be able to relate to. Valerie is not always confident, but she chooses the right moment to stand up f ...more
Tandie
This was surprisingly (to me) good. Friend recs got me to read it. The cover and title make it seem stupid, then after reading seems appropriate. I loved Val and loved that she stayed true to herself. She was so brave! Her decision to stay a virgin until after marriage was wildly unpopular. She was ridiculed & pressured, but had so much conviction about this decision that she never swayed. She was adopted & her birth mother left her a necklace & a letter asking Valerie to learn from ...more
Kacennnka
Před zkouškovym naprosto ideální četba. Jednoduché, milé čtení, u kterého jsem se zasmála a i nějaká ta slzička by se našla. Konec byl sice opravdu kýč, ale co na tom? Tahle kniha si ho zasloužila...
Burn
Mostly all of the events are close to impossible to happen in real life. But, I found myself quite enjoying this one; however not good enough.

2.5
Kat H.
The Top Six Reasons Why V is for Virgin Doesn't Suck

6.Kelly Oram ,duh!She's like the chick-lit/ya contemporary magician that pulls great books out of a hat and sets the standards for Mr.Perfect way too high without regrets!

5.The theme ;I know the title sounds cheesy but I was warned by Rachel E.Carter( my Gandalf to cute books) to look past it because it was actually a fresh,funny and entertaining read!In fact Kelly Oram managed to deal with a very controversial and kinda private theme in a wa
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angie✖
Ohhh, este libro me puso muy confidencial.

Es una lectura ligera y refrescante para cualquier tipo de lector. Al principio sentí como que odiaba a Kyle, que era prácticamente lo que se suponía que tenía que ser, pero después de la mitad del libro empece a amarlo y a dejar atrás mi serio asunto de Team Isaac, porque no, no, y absolutamente no. Ellos dos no estaban destinados a ser, punto.

He was every inch a rock star. He was charming, playful and confident. He was practically irresistible. His o
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H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
I really love Kelly Oram, the only book i read by her was "serial hottie" and that was probably one of my favorite YA books. Since then i'v been crying for a sequel. Still waiting.

V is for Virgin is for sure not what i thought it was. I'v been debating reading this for tow years now. And yesterday i said what the hell and OMG i cannot believe i'v waited this long!! LOVED IT
loved the concept. The originality, and really this brings us back to Kelly's ability to create simple yet brilliant YA s
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Andreea Pop
This looks really good. Can't wait to read it!

UPDATE: Loved it! Epic cuteness and holy sexiness! This book is a must-read! Since it's 3am and I've been reading for the past few hours, I'm out. But full review will be posted soon <3

REVIEW

You know that feeling when you discover a book that hasn't been released yet but your bookworm brains just crave it? I think you've got the picture. Well, that was me, 4 weeks ago, when I stumbled upon V is for Virgin on Goodreads -- God bless this site! The c
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Tracey (YA Book Addict)
V is for Virgin is the first book that I've read by Kelly Oram and it definitely won't be the last!! This was one of those books that for the most part managed to keep the grin on my face all the way throughout!!

Valerie Jensen gets dumped by her boyfriend for her decision to abstain from sex before she is married. Valerie is heartbroken. Even more so when her ex makes a very public display of the fact that he has moved on. Valerie decides to set the record straight on their breakup by declaring
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Ambur
V is for Virgin was not only hilarious, but was also a wonderful story about being true to yourself and your own beliefs. I loved that while some aspects of this book were taken rather lightly, Val still managed to voice her beliefs in a way that came off as being mature, yet not preachy...which is always a good thing!

Along with the awesome message that came with V is for Virgin, it was also full of amazing characters!!! Val was fantastic! She was feisty, and always ready to stand up for herself
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V is for Virgin (2 books)
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“She’s smokin’ hearts with a burnin’ flame
She’s got a wild side without a name
And when she’s riled it’s a cryin’ shame
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’ve got it bad
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’m going’ mad

Cause in your head you’ve got it right
Won’t go to bed without a fight
You think you’re wise, you think it shows
So show me wise without those clothes

Isaac raised an eyebrow at me, but I couldn’t even shrug. I was frozen. My heart had stopped. Everything had stopped.

She’s playin’ hardball and it’s nothin’ new
Short skirts so enjoy the view
She’s a coldblooded tease baby through and through
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’ve got it bad
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I’m goin’ mad

Cause in your head you’ve got it right
Won’t go to bed without a fight
You think you’re wise you think it shows
So show me wise without those clothes

Come on Legs don’t go to waste
I could be your only savin’ grace”

“Put those morals on the back burner
Something tells me you’re a fast fast learner

As I listened to the chorus taunt me over and over again until the song came to a climatic end, I somehow remembered to breathe.”
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“The Top Ten Reasons Why Virgin Val Sucks
10. She called me a one-hit-wonder.
9. She doesn’t appreciate the endearing nickname I gave her.
8. She makes me write stupid blogs about her at four in the morning.
7. She’s encouraging people not to have sex.
6. She blew me off when I asked her out.
5. She has a crush on a douche bag.
4. She won’t answer any of my calls.
3. She’s such a tease with her look-but-don’t-touch policy.
2. I played a whole effing concert just for her and she didn’t come even though she told me she would. (You’re such a liar!)
And the #1 reason why Virgin Val sucks?
I still want her anyway.”
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