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Giving Up the V

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Spencer “Responsible” Davis is nowhere ready to “give up the V,” as opposed to her hormonally crazed crew of friends, obsessed with the who-what-when-where-how of it all. “It” being . . . well, you get it. Even Spencer’s male friends, who claim to have expertise in the matter, offer their services to help relieve her of that pesky letter, much to her embarrassment.

But when new-kid Benjamin enters the picture, Spencer begins to rethink her “responsible” moniker, and for the first time she wonders if she’s found just the right guy worth trading in her V-card.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 08, 2009 – Sweet, insecure Spencer Davis turns 16 and Mom treats her to a rather unusual birthday present a first visit to the gynecologist and a prescription for the Pill. This, even though Spencer has little interest in boys, never mind first-time sex (and despite best friend Alyssa's determination to lose her virginity ASAP). Then Spencer meets the One (or so she thinks), and feels romantic fireworks and physical desire for the first time. Both conventional assumptions about sex ( Everyone says their first time is terrible ) and gender stereotypes (guys advising each other to be a dick once in a while. Chicks like that ) abound, as does nonstop talk of sex sometimes with vulgar, infantile language and imagery, at other times conveyed with respect, tenderness, romance and yearning. In the end, Spencer doesn't give up the V, but she does encounter love and a good first sexual experience with the person she least expects amid realistic complications. At times the narrative is uneven, but this novel stands out for its thorough, no-holds-barred discussion of sex in its many forms from the ugly to the beautiful. Ages 14 up.
Giving Up the V
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  • $8.99
  • Level: Grades 9 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: Jun 09, 2009
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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