Purity is a tough book to read because it talks about purity culture and how society treats boys and girls differently. Even though the author doesn’t believe in any religion, they understand Livvy’s struggles with these beliefs. Cole Walker has had feelings for me since he first came to our class, but I don’t know how to show romantic interest. We share a kiss that feels magical, and it makes me question if I misunderstood his feelings. Innocent Livvy and Cole fall in love after this special kiss.

The main problem with the book is that Livvy and Cole didn’t talk about important things even though they seemed good at communicating. Cole was controlling and possessive, while Livvy didn’t assert herself enough. The story moves too quickly, and the book is only 200 pages long. The short chapters make it easy to read, but I’m worried the next book might repeat the “innocent girl and flirty guy” theme. Overall, it’s a great book, and the characters are adorable together.

Purity

What happens when a person who has never been in a romantic relationship before and was taught to wait for the right person asks their very attractive and flirty best friend to be their first romantic partner?

I’ve had a crush on Cole Walker ever since he joined our class and sat next to me. How could I not? He’s really tall, good-looking, and kind-hearted. He can easily win over any girl he likes.

My plan was to make him fall in love with me, marry him, and share all my first experiences with him.

But, unfortunately, he has never seen me in that way. Because of my upbringing with certain beliefs about relationships, I’m not sure how to flirt or show him my feelings, and as a result, I’ve remained just his friend for a long time.

Now, I think it’s time for me to move on and start living my own life. This summer, I’m going to ask him if he’d like to be my first romantic partner without any serious commitments.

However, when I share my request with Cole, his reaction surprises me. He becomes very angry and protective. He refuses my proposal and even stops others from getting close to me. It’s confusing and doesn’t make sense.

But then, something unexpected happens – we share a special kiss that makes everything feel different. It makes me wonder if I’ve misunderstood his feelings all along.

Author’s note: This story is for readers aged 18 and above. Please check the author’s website for a list of content warnings.

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