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The V Club

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  1,747 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
Eva, Debbie and Kai are best friends. They are also looking for an escape route from high school - which is where Mrs Treemont's scholarship fund comes in. But its not just high grades that will result in winning the scholarship - they have to prove their virginity, too. Is the award worth more than their friendships?
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Published June 7th 2004 by Simon & Schuster (first published April 6th 2004)
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Robin
Sep 27, 2013 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Robin by: 14 and up
This book was embarassing to carry around, especially for reading in the waiting room while getting a punctured tire replaced! But what a cool premise: 4 high school girls who really want to go to college. I liked this book a lot. It's YA literature that doesn't leave a film of ick on you as you read it. The girls are individuals, they have real thoughts and genuine friendship. There's a little bit of fairy tale romance in there for those who need it, and a "suspend-your-disbelief" ugly duckling ...more
Theresa
Mar 09, 2009 Theresa rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
This book was crap-tastic. It was so poorly written that I can't even believe it. The only thing about it I can believe less (is that a sentence?) is that one of the characters is CLEARLY GAY and I don't think THE AUTHOR EVEN KNOWS IT. Moral of this book: Sex is bad; if you have sex than you won't go to college, or you won't end up engaged to the hottest guy in the school. This book was ridiculous.
Janelle
Apr 05, 2008 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I tried reading this book about a year ago, and I stopped by the end of the first chapter because I just could not get into it! So I decided to try it again, and I had to say that I thought it was great! I've never read any other book with this plot, and I loved it. I really enjoyed reading about four different girls with four very different personalities. And the ending was such a surprise; I never expected them to get married! Kate Brian is one of my favorite authors, and I have yet to be ...more
Cristina Boncea
Mar 30, 2015 Cristina Boncea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: never-owned, just-no
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Emily
Mar 12, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing
This book made me believe that you dont have to sleep your way through high school. There is so much more out there than sex. Girls, start respecting yourselves. JEEZE!
Elizabeth
Feb 19, 2016 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
As much as I don't want to admit this, the book was actually really good. I only read it because i wanted to read a light hearted book before getting into something a bit more emotional, but there was actually a great moral to the story. It was about these girls who were all friends who were applying for a scholarship that said you had to be 'pure' to win, meaning that you needed to be a virgin. Secrets come out about the girls, and it puts a lot of pressure on them.

It sounds like the story prob
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Cary
Mar 07, 2012 Cary rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned, 2011
It does not actually help to read this book back-to-back with Elizabeth Elliot's Passion and Purity.
I just don't agree with the author's take on virginity and sexual relationship although I understand that the setting is American so what else should I expect?
I like some of the characters though, especially Riley.
Danielle
May 05, 2013 Danielle rated it liked it
Shelves: ls-583
Name: Danielle Autumn Shur
Brian, K. (2005). The Virginity Club. New York, NY: Simon Pulse.
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Format: Print
Selection Process: NoveList
Review:
Eva is quiet and shy. Mandy is rich and has everything going for her. Debbie is a genius when it comes to math and science. Kai is an athlete who has lived all over the world. These four friends thought that nothing could come between them but it all changed when a local wealthy woman passed away. Mrs. Treemont has provided
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Steph Su
Jun 04, 2009 Steph Su rated it liked it
Shelves: own, comfort-read
A scholarship with the dubious criteria of “purity” pits four high school senior friends against one another. Shy Eva believes she has no chance at winning the scholarship she so desperately wants and no chance to be with the man of her dreams, fellow classmate Riley Marx, whose straight-edged beliefs are at odds with the macho-man behaviors of his friends.

Debbie can think of nothing better than being accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology, but her father insists that she go into the sc
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Michele Minor
Sep 15, 2011 Michele Minor rated it liked it
This book is about a group of friends who are competition for a scholarship to any school of their choice, however the catch with this scholarship is the requirement that the receiptant be pure which is interrupted to mean being a virgin. The group of girls and a guy decide to start a virginity club in order to support their efforts to stay pure. Riley, the lone guy in the group gets a lot of teasing from the guys about his decision to stay a virgin until marriage. However, if you expect a lot ...more
Samantha
Nov 08, 2016 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is terrible. it's always been terrible. But, I loved it in high school and I love it now. it was exactly the comfort read I needed right now.
Jessica
May 25, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it
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Jenn (Booksessed)
Jan 29, 2012 Jenn (Booksessed) rated it did not like it
I picked up this book because of the title and the bright pink color. Matt always says that I have such serious reading material that I thought I should branch out and read something less serious. Maybe even a touch chick-lit like. I read the synopsis on the back cover and I decided that this would be a fun book to take home. The back of the book read “Previously published as “The V Club,” Brian’s novel introduces four best friends who, while vying for a college scholarship, form a philanthropic ...more
Emily
Jul 30, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
Recommends it for: High school students
Shelves: reviewed, 2015
I second the reviewer that said this was embarrassing to carry around. I kept hiding the title.
This book is about 4 girls who are best friends who also are competing against each other for a scholarship where you have to be the most "pure" to win. Everyone thinks that means being a virgin. Fortunately there are no invasive gyno exams here and you don't have to be gearing for a nunnery, just a purity essay, but still. How old fashioned.
The girls (who are not all virgins) create a "virginity club"
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Jessica Lawlor
The Virginity Club by Kate Brian tells the story of four best friends competing for the same college scholarship.

Mandy, Kai, Debbie and Eva all learn about the Victoria A. Treemont Scholarship and all decide to apply. The scholarship is huge and getting accepted into their college of choice is their main goal for the year. However, the scholarship has one important requirement: “he or she must exemplify purity of soul and body.”

No one is exactly sure what “purity and soul” actually means, but mo
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Jessica
Apr 21, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full review: http://bookgirl.co.vu/post/8346154584...

Revised review, first reviewed in 2008. Originally I gave the novel five stars but I’ve kicked down one star during my reread. Kate Brian is known mostly for her best selling series Private, as well as the spin-offs and prequels to the series, and when I was in middle and high school I owned almost every book she’d ever written. Aside from the Private series, my most read book by her was The Virginity Club.

I can’t tell you what I loved so much
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Tholia
Oct 30, 2014 Tholia rated it really liked it
The V Club is an amazing book. It centers 4 best friends in high school and they are popular. They have the perfect life, on the outside. They either have a rich daddy, a girl who loves impressing guys, a girl with a huge crush on a guy, and a girl with an exchange student who she hasn’t had the best past with. There friends will change and they will discover who their actual friends are, and this really starts to show when they all apply for the same scholarship. Senior is going to be a rough ...more
Jen
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Rebecca
Nov 29, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it
I picked this book out because it seemed interesting. When I began it it seemed soppy. Towards the end, a tear was sliding down my face, lol. I think it holds a good message and have to say that i disagree with the comment/ review two below. The moral of this book is not that sex is bad etc. But rather that different people feel ready for it at different times.And if that is until after marriage, then that it is, if it is or was when you you feel you have really fallen in love with someone and ...more
Linda
Apr 24, 2011 Linda rated it it was ok
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Marian
Dec 23, 2008 Marian rated it really liked it
Shelves: readit, 2008
I made it about a third of the way through the book before caving and flipping ahead to the end. I know, I know, I suck. Thing is, unlike most other books where I cheat, I finished the book within a day anyway. Usually knowing the end slows me down considerably, not so much for The V Club.

The best part of the V Club is that none of the girls is exactly what you'd expect them to be. You can't truly manage to shove each one under a neat little label and have it be a perfect representation of them,
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Shelley
Jan 16, 2015 Shelley rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, fiction, 2014
Ok, I didn't have very high expectations for this book. It's about four girls competing for a college scholarship that has a requirement that the winner be "pure," but the rules don't explicitly say that the winner has to be a virgin. But everyone takes it as that, and it's kind of a weird premise. And the four girls are pretty distinctly described, but kind of stereotypical, like the rich girl who's suddenly poor because her dad's being investigated for tax fraud and the girl who is stifling ...more
Becky
Jun 11, 2013 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute fast read. I am not sad it read it. It's not a literary block buster but it's a nice light hearted read that you don't have to get emotionally involved in if you don't want to.

4 Girl Friends + a virginity club = much stress and drama, lol.

This book probably got a raw deal with me because I read it directly after 2 other amazing books that each received 5 stars. This book is not 5 star material, but I don't think it was going for that anyway. It had some good lessons about abstine
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Kristina Marie
Kate Brian's The Virginity Club follows four main characters, Eva, Kai, Mandy, and Debbie as their friendship changes during their senior year. Each girl faces personal problems at home while their stress is amplified by a scholarship opportunity for someone intelligent and pure of body. There are no major surprises or plot twists in this novel and the characters can be hard to distinguish, at first. The writing is suited for the younger young adults, however, there are a few sexual scenes/discu ...more
June Junebug
Jul 29, 2012 June Junebug rated it did not like it
Shelves: no-no-why-no
I couldn't finish the first half of the first chapter. I got a box of books for free and this was one of them. Like someone else said, the "moral of this book: sex is bad; if you have sex than you won't go to college, or you won't end up engaged to the hottest guy in the school." This book sounds absolutely ludicrous. I knew it as soon as I saw the title. It's extremely heteronormative and extremely misogynistic. This just plays into the obsession with controlling what women do with their ...more
Mimi Meow
Jan 02, 2013 Mimi Meow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Insomnia and a large amount of sleep-deprivation played into completing this book. I started and finish it within half a day and I was amazed at how much of an easy read it was. If you enjoy juicy gossip and have raging hormones, this book is definitely for you. I considered this book a 5 star rating, but reconsidered and decided 4 STARS would best fit this book. It enjoyed it while reading and it quickened my pace because of all the interesting and nerve-wrecking events that make you want to ...more
Shauna
Jun 17, 2008 Shauna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
About a group of girlfriends with different perspectives and life experiences and situations in their senior year making plans to go off to different colleges and all vying for a college scholarship that has to do with writing an essay about "purity". It was a very quick read. It's hard in the beginning to figure out who's who because the author switches back and forth from different perspectives. But once you figure out their different personalities, it's easier to follow.
Tosca Wijns-Van Eeden
Jan 29, 2016 Tosca Wijns-Van Eeden rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
3,5 star actually

Such a lovely chick flick without too much focus on the romance!
4 girls are friends since forever until the oldest lady in the community dies and leaves her money as a scholarship for whoever is the purest, whatever that may mean.
So these 4 friends all deal with their own problems on the homefront and compete to receive the scholarship.
Cause for hillarious, but also quite sad moments.
Julia
Jun 17, 2015 Julia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2004-releases
I had been wanting to read this forever, and I finally got around to it. Unfortunately, I think I hyped it up in my head too much because it definitely wasn't near as good as I had expected. It's an interesting read because it's definitely a different plot than a lot of other high school based YA books, but as someone who's been through the scholarship application process, the plot was a little too far fetched to be believable or relatable.
 Jenny
Really more of a 2.8/5. I liked it and it had me going enough to read it in one day, but the characters where able to solve all their problems, all get scholarships, and the author wrapped up the book with a cute little bow.

(I'm not sure why people on here are so critical about this book. It's meant for someone who could possibly be a virgin and not middle age maidens looking to get their romantic fix on...me included.)
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