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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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Fallon She does NOT cave.

To me, as someone who doesn't believe in waiting until marriage, this book promotes sex as a choice, and how choices should be…more
She does NOT cave.

To me, as someone who doesn't believe in waiting until marriage, this book promotes sex as a choice, and how choices should be respected.(less)

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Rachel E. Carter
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy-paperback
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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Katerina
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
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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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Kelly Oram
Aug 22, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Isn't that a fun cover?
Lex
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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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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Donish Henry-Cole (BookItWithDon)
5 'I couldn't put it down' stars!!!

I don't even know how I stumbled across this incredible book, but I'm glad I did! I went into reading this book expecting it to be an 'eh' read, but I should have punched 'before me' in the face for even remotely considering this book ever to be an 'eh' read. V is for Virgin is incredibly amazing, and I love this book with my entire being! Do you understand???



You ever promised yourself something and even though you knew everyone would be against it or mak
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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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Marie
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cute, cute-couples
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
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Mar 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
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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
Dec 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: meh, girl-power, ya
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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Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
*1.5/5 stars*

After having time to think about this book, I find that I had way too much problems with it to give it two stars. I did like some messages and how Valerie stood out for herself and what she believed in, but I felt like even the message this book was trying to send could've been done in a better way, and I didn't 100% agree with everything Valerie said, especially toward the end. But my biggest problem with this book is the love interest, Kyle Hamilton. I simply hated him and everyth
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Marga
Mar 09, 2015 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?
Henz
You know what, I like this book for a YA read because it was light and fun and I love how the story talks about Virginity, Abstinence and preserving ones virtue. I would have liked Valerie “Virgin Val” Jensen for standing up for what she believe in, for embracing the whole virginity status and waiting for Marriage to the point that it got out of hand and made National news, I know that this generation is liberated and everybody’s kind of doing it well not everybody but let’s just say a majority ...more
Kathy
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
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
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Faye, la Patata by: Kurenai
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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Laura
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Val is a senior in high school who has admirably pledged to be a virgin until she gets married. Because of this her toolbag boyfriend, Zach, breaks up with her. Way to be a stand up guy, Zach. Don’t think that Zach could be worse? That’s what I thought. Until the next day at school, he lies and says that he broke up with her because they had sex. I applaud you Zach...



For being the biggest douche known to man. Well done. However, Val, being the awesome girl she is, doesn’t take this lying down. S
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♥ Sarah
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
"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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Mayu
Ha sido mi primer libro completo en inglés y todavía estoy alucinada por haber superado este reto. Gracias Kelly Oram.

5/10

V is for Virgin ha sido una lectura que recomiendo porque es diferente a los libros que encontramos hoy en las estanterías de libros juveniles-románticos. No es un libro épico para mí pero es la clase de libro que yo creo que TODO EL MUNDO debería leer (aún más niñas y niños de 16 años, en los que la presión por ser como los demás es brutal). Para que vean que se puede pensa
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Glire
Predecible, cliché, tonta y, aún así: totalmente entretenida. Una historia que deja muchísimo que desear pero que te hace sentir bien. Uno de casos de so bad, it's good.
Alexandra
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I.Hated.The.Damn.Fucking.Awful.Epilogue. That's why the -1 star. I will explain why in just a moment.



So,a thing you need to know about dis book. This is a contemporary. (Oh Alexandra,you are so wise,we didn't know thaaat,thank you master!) Notice my sarcasm? Okay okay,so it's a really easy fast,one-sitting contemporary so don't get your expectatives up. But I was pleasantly surprised how much this book grabbed a hold of me. It was a fun read since the very beginning.

The story is interesting - c
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Inna
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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Patve
Apr 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Esta es la historia más patética que he leído.... los personajes son una caricatura de alguna agrupación cristiana o un partido político conservador. Me parece aberrante la manera en que se sataniza la sexualidad y se sobrevalora la virginidad....la carga machista soslayada de esta novela es... WOW!!!
No pude con la superficialidad de Val, ella y su virginidad, la cual parece refregarsela en la cara a todo el mundo, me hartaron.... se me hizo insoportable.
La autora debe ser una opus dei cuyo fin
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Alisa
Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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...
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

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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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Juli
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Es un libro ligero. Más allá de que me parece que la repercusión que tiene me pareció exagerada, me gustó que mantuviera sus convicciones.
Y el final fue muy bueno. Estoy deseando leer el segundo ♥
Meri
Jan 04, 2014 rated it liked it
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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“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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