Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
By Radhika Sanghani
Published: August 5, 2014
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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.
*Novel provided by Berkley via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Oh my gosh, this book was wonderful. I think that everyone who thinks that chick-lit can't be written well should read this book, because it is solid proof that that isn't true. This book has me convinced that Radhika Sanghani is a mind reader, because I don't know how she could possibly put every thought I've ever had into words on a page. I feel like this book should be some kind of Bible to teen girls everywhere because whether you like it or not, all girls think about these things, and this book does such a beautiful job of dealing with it. I'm not going to say these things because I try to keep this blog on a PG level, and this book goes above that.
Ellie is a virgin. A 21-year-old virgin. And it kind of sucks that she is incredibly ashamed of that and is actively seeking a one night stand to remedy it. I think it's pretty awful that we live in a society where if you're not saving yourself for marriage, then it's not okay to be a virgin. Ellie is completely average. She's pretty, but not gorgeous, she has friends, but she's not uber-popular, she's intelligent, but she's not a genius. This makes her so relatable, because most people don't have that one thing that both makes them stand out, and makes everyone recognize it. She also understands the struggle in attracting a guy that you are attracted to. Because for me, I only attract Asian guys. Not that there's anything wrong with Asian guys, but it's weird. I am not Asian. I am so pale that I'm practically vampire status Caucasian. And I rarely attract anyone that's not Asian. I hope that that little anecdote amused you.
I don't really have anything to say about anyone else in this book so we're going to skip straight to the plot
This book was so funny I couldn't even handle it. I laughed out loud more times than I can ever remember laughing for a book in my life. Every two seconds something else that is awful, yet completely and utterly hilarious would happen to Ellie, and I would just start laughing all over again. The plot was super engaging. I was totally addicted, I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I read the whole book in the span of a couple of hours, it was that good. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to start reading it again.
I would recommend this to any female who has ever had any questions about her...um...lady bits. It's laugh out loud funny with relatable characters, and a brilliant writing style.
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you've read this book! Did you like it? Which of Ellie's mishaps amused you the most? I think that I'm going to say mine was the Little Hitler Moustache.