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by Aury Wallington
     
 

Marit has decided: It's time to lose it. Being a virgin is getting in the way of holding on to a boyfriend. So who better to get it over with than her best guy friend, Jamie? They've known each other forever. It's pressure-free.

But doing the deed changes everything. Jamie falls for Marit! Not only does he ruin her chances with the guy she had in her sights,

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Marit has decided: It's time to lose it. Being a virgin is getting in the way of holding on to a boyfriend. So who better to get it over with than her best guy friend, Jamie? They've known each other forever. It's pressure-free.

But doing the deed changes everything. Jamie falls for Marit! Not only does he ruin her chances with the guy she had in her sights, now she's in danger of losing her friends too. If only there was a way to un-do it!

Aury Wallington, a writer for Sex and the City and Veronica Mars, paints an entertaining and thoughtful portrait of the mess we make when we divorce sex from love.

About the Author: Aury Wallington lives in Los Angeles, California.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Sophie Brookover
Marit, one of just two remaining virgins in the senior class of her swanky Connecticut private high school, convinces the other virgin, her best friend, Jamie, to become friends with benefits. The arrangement seems perfect at first: Both will shed their unwanted virginity, gain some sexual sophistication, and no one's feelings will be hurt because they are not a couple so they can never break up. Of course, things do not work out quite as planned. Unbeknownst to Marit, Jamie has been in love with her for ages, and unbeknownst to Jamie, Marit has continued to carry a torch for the handsome new guy, Noah. It is a recipe for friendship-on the rocks. As light and fizzy as its title suggests, this book is very appealing, and it is not as wholly insubstantial as it sounds. Redeeming features include Wallington's deft hand with pacing and dialogue and Marit's believable blend of sassy self-consciousness. It comes as no surprise given the author's experience on the television shows Veronica Mars and Sex and the City, both of which feature strongly the love lives of likeable, flawed heroines. It is also nice to see the emotional fallout of supposedly casual sex through a vulnerable, heartsick boy's eyes. Ultimately, although this purchase is far from essential, it will slake the thirst of most diehard light-read addicts.
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up
All Marit really wants for her senior year is romance and a boyfriend to take to the prom. But there's something to get out of the way first: she wants to have sex so she can lose the "V" word, but clams up whenever things get serious physically. After crumbling on a date with Noah, a gorgeous new guy in her class, she decides that her best friend, Jamie, is just the guy to get over her fears with. Unfortunately, they discover too late that he can't just be friends after having sex, and Marit risks losing both Noah and Jamie. The narration is laugh-out-loud funny as Wallington, a writer for television shows Veronica Mars and Sex in the City , captures the agony of dates gone wrong. But while the story seems to be all about the changes in Marit's life, she actually grows very little, and there are few consequences to her actions: despite hurting her friends, she wins them back, and the book ends with a hint that she might even get the guy. The author stresses the importance of safe sex and provides sage advice on friendship from the voice of a pregnant high school senior. This character shines as the deepest and provides a subtle reminder of what the real consequences of sex can be. Recommended for libraries in which Cecily von Ziegesar's "Gossip Girl" and Zoey Dean's "A-List" series (both Little, Brown) are popular.
—Alana AbbottCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595140920
Publisher:
Sleuth RazorBill
Publication date:
10/05/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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