Published by Berkley
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Genres: Chick Lit, New Adult
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
“This was my last opportunity to lose my virginity and I had to grab it now. I had to ditch my V-plates by the time I graduated in the summer–which meant I had four months to finally understand what an orgasm was and to learn how to give blow jobs.”
Ellie is a 21 year old virgin and not for a lack of trying. Having been through a horrible and hilarious experience at 17, which includes a guy laughing at au-natural pubic situation, Ellie is willing to do whatever it takes to not repeat the same mistakes. Between a horrific waxing experience that leaves her with a Hitler-esq Brazilian pubic hair, trying to learn how to give a blow job via Redtube, and navigating a less than romantic dating scene, Ellie is left to salvage her pubic hair and her pride, in the quest to lose her hymen.
“The rumor about boys finding virgins sexy was a LIE. It was just some medieval bullshit that old people said to try and make their daughters keep their legs crossed and not get pregnant”
Virgin is a new adult chick-lit at its’ finest. With less focus on romance, and more emphasis on what it means to be a woman, this is story about what it means to be beautiful, desirable and accepted in a society that puts a heavy price on looks and labels. It took me until about 10% to really get into the story but once I did I found myself laughing, cringing and sympathetic to Ellie’s plight. Sure, she had moments where her age really showed and her sometimes “whoa is me” outlook was a little grating, but I found her to be a very relatable and charming character.
“And I don’t really want to be the kind of girl who gazes at a guy in pure joy while she has a dick in her mouth and he grabs her head. I mean, I’d be way too preoccupied with concentrating on the mouth part to be able to smile at him too.”
What Virgin lacks in romance, it makes up for in girl power!