Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Goodreads rating: 3.32

Pages: 304

Genre: New Adult, ContemporaryRomance

Date published: August 5th, 2014 (USA)

Goodreads // Buy this book: Paperback (on sale for 49% off) & Hardback

Synopsis

Okay, I admit it…I didn’t do it.

Yet.

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.

My Review

THIS BOOK IS SO UNDERHYPED????? Everybody needs to go pick up this book, you’ll be doing yourself a favor!! Plus, it’s on sale for half the price on BookDepository.

As you can probably tell by the synopsis, this book is about a virgin. Ellie is 21 years old, and she’s very ashamed of her virginity.
She is, obviously, a victim of our society’s stigmas, which makes her very relatable to pretty much every woman.

It deals with things we go through, such as virgin-shaming, of course, but also how we suffer with hair removal – especially pubic hair -, how we’re always concerned about our appearance or what men and other women will think of us, etc..

It definitely is a book targeted towards women but, as I kept reading, I felt like it could be a great read for men as well. The whole book is pretty much mine, and every woman’s life. It’s an amazing read for women, because it’s quite empowering, and also incredibly funny, but it’s an amazing read for men, because it’s an easy way for them to understand some of the things we go through, and they will also have a laugh.

Regarding the actual characters, I loved most of them. The main character’s friends, Lara and Emma (the most prominent ones) are truly great, so funny and F-R-E-E. They live their lives just like we all should, with the least complexes possible, and as freely as we can.

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There is an element I really really liked in this book: a blog. Ellie and Emma end up running a blog about vaginas, and all things related to women, which they call VLOG. It’s hilarious, helpful, and a great idea, if you ask me!

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This book is simply amazing. It depicts reality so well, but within a funny and relatable story. I will probably pick up Radhika Sanghani’s other book “Not That Easy” soon because, judging from this one, she’s a great author.

Overall this story has great, mostly female characters, an extremely realistic storyline and plot, and an eye-opening ending. An excellent contemporary read, focused on women’s struggles, and also their empowerment!

Favorite Quotes

“Magazines are just hypocritical. They’re meant to tackle female issues but none of them write about how awkward it is to shave your vagina. They don’t even rate hair removal products for how well they work on the bikini zone. They just focus on the safe zones like legs and underarms. It drives me crazy.” Emma’s eyes lit up in excitement. “Oh, my God. We need to publicize this to the world. We need to be the new teenage agony aunts to help all those thirteen-year-olds figure out how to de-hair their vaginas”

“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”

“You have your friends, you’re doing well at uni—but you’re just obsessed  with finding a guy and losing your virginity. If you forgot about that for one second, you might actually enjoy your final year instead of freaking out the whole time”

Rating

☆☆☆☆ · 4/5 stars

Thank you so much for reading this review!

See you on my next post ♡

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