Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Virgin

VirginVirgin by Radhika Sanghani

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hilariously intellectual! Literally went out of the ball park. Just great.

First off, I would like to say that this something I would recommend to any young teenager or adult. Basically anybody with a vagina because although the title itself is called VIRGIN, it is just because it is told from that perspective, however, that person does have friends that are far from being a virgin, so it covers more ground. READ IT!. I can guarantee that this book will get you laughing and being able to relate to things most girls trip over on when it comes to this particular topic.

Oh! And this ain't no PG story, it goes into detail, not medically but physically and is not at all CORNY/PORN-Y.
The characters do kind of talk about porn and cliche stuff, and laugh and bond over having but many things to relate to. Shoot, I felt part of their discussion most of the time too!.

The funniest part for me that I cannot get over was their discussion about blow jobs/hand jobs and their not-so-great experiences when performing the sexual act. I have never laughed so much and so hard when reading a book. I had tears come down my face. I was so glad I read this within the privacy of my own bedroom. I would've had that awkward moment where you experience something huge in a book, but then you look around and everything is just peachy. Throughout reading I was able to relate to so many things. I would catch myself blurting out things like, 'me too' or 'I've done that before' or 'I' ve thought of that too', especially 'glad that's never happened to me before'. These characters were so great and out there, I never had a dull moment. I was constantly playing tug-of-war, I either wanted to hug'em or smack'em in the face. Then I'd stop and think about how I had once been in that situation or how easy it could've been me in that situation.

Also, if you are somewhat familiar with a few words such as snog, knackered, and mate, great. You'll immediately know it takes place somewhere like London. Which is what they say for kiss, tired, and friend. I'm American so I don't really hear those words but I did see a movie that had snogging as part of the title, I just can't quite remember the rest. And I had a pamphlet from a uni I had applied to over there so, yeah.

FINALLY, this book is about Ellie and her ever-present V-card. Cherry. Whatever you called it, virginity. It is still intact, and she just wants to get rid of it, because she feels as if she doesn't fit in. She feels left behind. She has nothing holding her back from losing it. No religious restrictions, self-willing, not waiting til marriage or The One. She is just, unlucky. 

It delves into her past experience with boys and her ignorant adolescent childhood. Now she is just wanting someone to find her attractive enough to release her from all the pressure she feels. Along the way, she gets help from her friends and sets out on her plan. Despite the fact that she is not totally focused on her last year at uni, she is too pressed with her V-issue. One night stands, arguments, and new friendships later she meets somebody. Progress! Things start turning up. But that does not last. She does mend her friendship, and begins another friendship that is totally worth mentioning because it's her first gay best friend!!!

Some things turned for the worst, but hey at least she got what she wanted.
In the end she finally comes to terms with things, albeit too late, but better late than never.

Overall, this was a fantastic read, absolutely enjoyed this book. I could not put it down once I started. Again, I recommend this funny insightful book, a must-have through and through.

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