Aury Wallington’s novel Pop (2006) is an atypical teen romance about a young girl’s determination to lose her virginity. Over the course of the novel, the reader is exposed to the various feelings and thoughts Marit, the protagonist, has about her sexual interactions. The issues teenagers face when experiencing sex and its consequences are directly discussed or alluded to through the author’s writing. Wallington does not shy away from the details of Marit’s sexual interactions, including vivid sex scenes that address the suspense and awkwardness of teens losing their virginity. Despite the novel being a work of fiction, Wallington brings the characters to life by inviting the reader into their thoughts and lives.
By: Aury Wallington