- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Futura Publications; New edition edition (15 May 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0708828485
- ISBN-13: 978-0708828489
- Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.8 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,190,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Virgins Paperback – 15 May 1986
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All are grappling with the desire to be a good Catholic, and desire to try it all before graduation. Though the world around their Catholic school is strict and solemn, their own journeys of self-discovery are dotted with high school high jinks, humor, and true displays of friendship and love. A must-read for any former Catholic schoolgirl, or anyone who crushed on one.
Virgins is rooted in the material world, in human foible, in a world you can reach out and touch. It is made so you take pleasure in the laughter that inheres in it, and while you are laughing, realize that this is the joyous laughter of the Human Comedy, not the barbed ridicule of dark satire. Rivers is a standard bearer for the joys of everyday. Her sharp eye for incongruity in those joys leaves no stone unturned in the service of wringing out every drop of mirth from her naïve yet knowing characters, coreligionists, devout and not so. She gets the phrase just right by combining vernacular colloquialisms with church lingo. A rousing cheer for this all-American Catholic pack of girls--virgins indeed!-- their boyfriend runts, their presiding nuns and priests, and her own blend of irreverence but not insult, skewering but not sacrilege, all stirred into the voices of these kids, perfect mimicry of Catholic girlhood, hearty guffaws at the antics in the precincts of the confessional and the nun's habit. You can only ask yourself, How did she do it?
I suppose it is the honesty and silliness that keep me around.