Sunday, August 10, 2014

Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Title:  Virgin
Author:  Radhika Sanghani
Genre:  New Adult
Publisher:  Berkley
Release Date:  August 5, 2014
File Size/Pages:  1758 KB/304 pgs
Source:  NetGalley

My Rating:  2/5

Summary:  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.

Review:  I received this novel from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion, and honestly I wasn't thrilled about this novel. The story begins with the main character, Ellie Kolstakis, in the Doctor's office. In that scene, we learn that Ellie is 21-years-old, a Senior in college, and a virgin. The entire novel is based on Ellie's journey and the lengths she goes to to actually lose her virginity. There were a number of reasons I didn't really care for this novel. The first reason is because it was way too detailed. For example, the author would take you step by step of how the main character shaved her nether regions or how to properly give a "blow gift" as they called it in the book. Another reason this novel didn't sit well with me is because the main character was way too hard on herself, and didn't find herself pretty until after she lost her virginity. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with being sexually active, but a woman also shouldn't feel as if she needs a man or sex to justify her beauty. It was hard for me to finish this novel. Although this novel wasn't my most favorite read, I must still commend the author for being brave enough to put such a provocative novel out!

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