Posted in Blog tour, contest, Giveaway, Young Adult on December 15, 2012

 

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.

Links:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3203095.Kelly_Oram

 

 


Synopsis:

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.

 

Review:

Even though this book falls into the YA category (at least to me it does) I think anyone can relate to it when they remember their high school days and the peer pressures all around us.  I found the characters very real and could have been classmates where I went to school.  I admired Val for sticking to her principles and not giving in despite the temptations.  And with social media today, I think kids have it harder because one wrong move and it could end up on YouTube!

All in all I give the book 4 1/2 paws up!

 

 

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