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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...more
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Published December 11th 2012 by Bluefields (first published December 5th 2012)
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Francy Narváez
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
...more
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...more
Kelly Oram
Aug 22, 2012 Kelly Oram added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Isn't that a fun cover?
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...more
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
...more
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...more
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...more
Sophie
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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...more
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...more
♥ 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
...more
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...more
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
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...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
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...
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...more
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...more
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...more
Maria
Antes que todo, soy una gran, GRAN fan de los libros de Kelly. Amo su manera tan fresca y divertida de escribir. Y la amo a ella.

Me fascinó absolutamente TODA la trama. Querer ser virgen hasta el matrimonio y esperar por la persona indicada, me encantó. La cosa con Kelly es que ella puede tratar un tema tan grande o tan extenso en una lectura fresca, rápida y muy entretenida; eso es lo que amo de sus libros. Y este no fue la excepción, es un ritmo rápido, divertido, y tratan el tema de la presi...more
Raby
3 stars

It started well, quite exciting. I've read the blurb months ago so I though she's gonna end up with Zach, and I kind of lost interest after that. Kyle appeared like 3 times on the first half of the novel which is so not good. I don't love the characters, they're okay but they're not special. I wanted to drop it around 50% of the story and read book 2.

I do like the ending. I thought it would end up with a cliff although I didn't like that he fell in love with someone and was read to marry...more
Ninoshka

Cute!! ^^

Annaiss
I ♥ the cover!
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...more
Elii Vela
Itzel: 2.5/5
Yel: 3.5/5


Val decidió conservarse virgen hasta llegar al matrimonio y cómo es de esperar, su novio, no toma nada bien la situación y la deja. Cuando los descarados rumores sobre su rompimiento se extienden por la escuela, Val esta tan shockeada, que declara abiertamente que es virgen. Y un videoaficionado lo filtra a la red. Los comentarios, buenos y malos, no se hacen esperar y de la noche a la mañana, nuestra protagonista tiene los reflectores puestos sobre ella. Y los ojos del voc...more
Jenni Arndt
You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

I had a lot of fun reading V is for Virgin. I had gone into it expecting a light, fluffy read and that’s exactly what I got. We meet Valerie as she is on a date with her boyfriend, as the night goes on things get pretty hot and heavy and of course he wants to head upstairs to his bedroom. At that point Val breaks the news to him that she has no intention of having sex with him and that she is saving herself for marriage. And then he dumps her. Thi...more
Sabrina
Me gusto bastante mucho este libro. Creo que trata un tema muy importante en la sociedad y que últimamente es muy menospreciado por esta, y mas en Estados Unidos que es casi como un pecado ser Virgen a los 17 años. Me gusto la narración y todos los problemas por los cuales Valerie paso y a pesar de eso siguió con su idea de esperar hasta el matrimonio, no creo que se le pueda pedir a las personas a no tener sexo antes de casarse, pero me parece genial la idea de que no por el que dirán, o mi nov...more
Lufi
El año pasado tuve la suerte de leer el libro, y debo de decir que quede algo así...

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Acabo de ver mi borrador de la reseña, y solo les puedo decir que no se como tengo tantas citas del libro son como una 9, y por esa misma razón seria imposible ponerlas todas en la reseña, por muchas razones, pero la principal es porque les daría spoilers.

La historia comienza cuando Val, tiene que tener la temible 'charla' con su novio, y pues la charla que le va a dar no es nada agradable y no sale NADA bien. Bu...more
Tammy
Valerie is so in love with her boyfriend, Zach. Zach has a romantic evening planned for them that takes a turn for the worse when Val refuses to sleep with him. Being a child of adoption, she wants to wait until marriage to have sex. After a nasty breakup filmed and put on YouTube, Val becomes a spokesperson for all virgins.

Wanting to be a positive role model, Val starts her own jewelry line and website, V is for Virgin. Then things start to get interesting. Val meets the handsome, Kyle, lead si...more
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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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“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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