Not That Kind of Girl
by Siobhan Vivian
September 1st, 2010
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 wa...more
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.
This book looks pretty fantastic. The main character sounds like a control freak who wants things to work out her way, but then again, who isn't like that deep inside? And I like the premise of the novel, and that it explores the common issues of teenagers- not something mindblowing, just average, everyday problems normal teenagers face. Novels like that are more believable and relatable, so I really enjoy them. I really hope my instincts are right on this one, because my gut is telling me this will be amazing!