Book Review & Tour Kick Off – V is for Virgin by Kelly Oram

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Author Kelly Oram

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.

V is for Virgin

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?


For those who might wonder about content based on the title
From Kelly: The book has a great overall message and promotes good strong moral values. For a book all about sex, there’s not anything even close to a sex scene in it, but because of the nature of the topic there is a lot of innuendo/sexual humor and some name calling.

My Review
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 choose a different path.

I loved the friction between Val & Kyle.  So fun to read and what a great ending to the story!

While I wouldn’t hand this to my 12 year old yet I will let her read it in a few years.

Rating: 4.5 Stars – Highly Recommend

Content: I agree with what Kelly said –  For a book all about sex, there’s not anything even close to a sex scene in it, but because of the nature of the topic there is a lot of innuendo/sexual humor and some name calling. 

Source: Review copy from Kelly

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V is for Virgin Tour Schedule

December 11th
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Kick Off
Book Passion for Life – Review & Author Interview
Emily’s Crammed Bookshelf – Interview or Guest Post

December 12th
Parsimonious Posh – Review & Interview
Peace from Pieces – Interview
Freda’s Voice – Review
The Girls With Glasses – Interview

December 13th
The Reading Date – Review
Alluring Reads – Review
Tribute Books – Interview
Froze8’s Blog – Interview, Guest Post or Tens List
Butterfly Feet – Interview & Review

December 14th
The Bookmark Blog – Review
3Ps in a Pod – Review & Guest Post
A Life Bound by Books – Review & Interview

December 15th
Amethyst Daydreams – Review
StoreyBook Reviews – Review
YA Book Addict – Review

December 16th
Books Beside My Bedside – Review
Oh, the Books You’ll Read – Review
Mera’s YA Book List – Tens List & Excerpt

December 17th
Getting Your Read On – Review
icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Guest Post
Booksellers Without Borders NY – Review & Interview

December 18th
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Interview & Excerpt
Imaginary Reads – Review
A Soul Unsung – Review & Guest Post
Cindy C Bennett – Guest Post

December 19th
Cuzinlogic – Interview
We Fancy Books – Review
Emi Gayle – Interview
Books Over Boys – Review

December 20th
Why Not? Because I Said So – Review & Guest Post
Me and Reading – Review
The Rest is Still Unwritten – Review

December 21st
My Guilty Obsession – Review
Into the Mystic – Review
Brooklyn Berry Designs – Review
Burning Impossibly Bright – Guest Post

December 22nd
Book Brats – Review & Guest Post
The Cozy Reading Corner – Interview
The Reader’s Commute – Review

December 23rd
Bibliophilia, Please – Interview or Guest Post
Crossroads Reviews – Review
FLY HIGH! – Guest Post

December 24th
Reviewing Shelf – Review
Bookworm Lisa – Review & Interview or Tens List

December 26th
Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Review
Mom With a Kindle – Interview or Guest Post
LDS Forever Friends Book Nook – Review
The Itzel Library – Review

December 27th
Reader Girls – Excerpt
Karey White – Review
Paulette’s Papers – Tens List
Reading Lark – Guest Post

December 28th
Day by Day in Our World – Review
Debbie’s Inkspectations – Review
My Devotional Thoughts – Review

January 2nd
Wall-to-Wall Books – Review & Author Interview