Sunday, July 13, 2014

[Book Review] Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

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.

Virgin is a bold and true-to-the-bone book that's definitely relatable to general women population. Everything that's not being said about our "lady bits" is said in this book and it ishilarious.

From the very first page I was mesmerized by Ellie and her virginity. She was 21 year old uni student who just never had good luck with guys. With all of her friends being sexually active, she was determined to lose her V-card. But it definitely was harder then it looked. All the "shaving", the talk, the actual "doing" it part was an unexplored territory to her and with the help of her friends and some very unfortunate events, Ellie meets a guy who can be her potential boyfriend and who she wants to lose her virginity to. 

"I want you so bad," he whispered in my ear. Oh my God: dirty talk. There was no way I could do that yet. I was a virgin, for chissake.

"Same?" I said awkwardly, and then decided that talking while fooling around - or during sex, when the time came - wasn't for me.

New Adult Chick-Lit has always been hit or miss for me but Virgin definitely made me laugh. I loved Ellie's sense of humor and the way she looked at the world. Her honesty and thoughts about her virginity were very entertaining to read and a lot of times I couldn't stop laughing while agreeing with her at the same time. I mean, you don't find a lot of books that actually talk about the lady parts because it's not very "lady-like". But you know what? All women have vaginas and at one point we all wondered (& probably googled) if we see something weird or just want to know how to shave it. 

Overall, I definitely loved the writing and the hilarious side of the issue that the author decided to bring the book to life. There were no cliches, no awkward & pointless conversations, it was simply great and entertaining.
ARC received from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.