Friday, November 26, 2010

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

Not That Kind Of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian
Scholastic, 2010

Summary from Goodreads:

Natalie Sterling wants to be in control. She wants her friends to be loyal. She wants her classmates to elect her student council president. She wants to find the right guy, not the usual jerk her school has to offer. She wants a good reputation, because she believes that will lead to good things.

But life is messy, and it's very hard to be in control of it. Not when there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.

Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.
I thought this was a very well-written and very realistic story. What I loved was that everyone at Natalie's school know she's a beast, and as the narrator, we know that Natalie's a beast, but Natalie doesn't know! She is very heartful; there's no doubt that she loves Autumn and definitely wants what's best for her. What Natalie doesn't realize is that what SHE wants for Autumn may not be what AUTUMN wants for Autumn.

There is some romance, but like everything else in Natalie's life, it can only be on her terms. I swear, what propelled me through this story was needing to know if Natalie will wake up and realize how much of a bitch she is, without even meaning to be! She comes across as snotty, stuck-up, and above everyone, and someone needs to give her the wake up call.

Enjoy your reading!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while now so I'm happy to hear it's good!


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