V is for Virgin: Cute or Controversial?
No matter how you look at it, sex is a hot topic. I knew when I started writing this book that the subject of waiting to have sex until marriage is something that most people have an opinion on.
Obviously my main character Val chose a specific side, and, as a woman who waited until marriage myself, I happen to share her opinion. However, I respect that not everyone share’s my viewpoint.
I didn’t want people to get caught up in the controversy of waiting, so tried my hardest to write a book that people could enjoy no matter what their ideals on the subject are. The real message behind V is for Virgin isn’t about abstinence until marriage. It’s about standing up for what you believe in. It’s about making choices for you, and not giving in to peer pressure.
If I want my readers to take anything away from this book it’s this: Figure out who you are and then be true to yourself.
About 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.
Author description from Goodreads.
About 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?
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I was a huge fan of V is for Virgin, and I think that Kelly Oram did an amazing job with showing her readers that it's okay to stand up for what you believe in even if it isn't something others agree with. :) I loved Val's story, and I definitely felt that she wasn't trying to persuade others to her viewpoint. She was trying to let them decide for themselves, and to help them realize that if they did want to wait to have sex, it was okay and that no one should make that decision except for you. So...I definitely think Kelly got her message across. :)
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