Monday, September 8, 2014

Review: Virgin

Title: Virgin
Author:  Radhika Sanghani
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Publisher: Berkley

Rating: 3 Cows


Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.


This is normal, right?  I mean, just because everyone I know has talked like they’ve already done it doesn’t mean that they’re telling the truth…right?

It’s not like I’m asking for that much. I don’t need the perfect guy. I don’t need candlelight or roses. Honestly, I don’t even need a real bed.

The guys I know complain that girls are always looking for Mr. Right—do I have to wear a sign that says I’m only looking for Mr. Right Now?

Sooooo…anyone out there want sex? Anyone? Hello? Just for fun?

I am not going to die a virgin. One way or another I am going to make this happen.

Hey, what have I got to lose? Besides the obvious.

I have mixed feelings about Virgin. There were some things I liked but there were some things that I didn't like as well. Seeing as it was compared to Bridgett Jones (which I love) I had some high hopes and unfortunately it didn't quite live up to them.

First, let me start off with what I did like. I liked the honesty. The main character, Ellie, is very open and honest about her life. No subject is off limits for Ellie. She isn't afraid to tell her embarrassing stories and that was refreshing. I found that Virgin did have a lot of funny parts. I'll admit that I took pleasure in some of Ellie's pain.

The thing I didn't like was the way that Ellie acted sometimes. I thought her mission to lose her virginity was going to be funny. However, it wasn't. It was kind of sad. She tries to hook up with the first guy that shows her any interest. Then, she is rejected while her best friend hooks up with a guy that she had thought was cute. I felt bad for her but I didn't like the way she reacted. She was whiney and self deprecating. I felt that Ellie let her virginity define her. She made it into a much bigger deal than it actually was.

I did feel that Ellie did have some character growth by the end of the novel. It took her a long time to find herself and be okay with who she was but she does get there.

Virgin was an okay book for me. I did enjoy it I just wish that Ellie would have realized that her virginity wasn't that big of a deal a lot sooner. Of course, that probably would have made for a much shorter book.


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