Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind Of Girl
Siobhan Vivian
Released: September 1, 2010
Publisher: Push
Rating: 3.5/5

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 wants 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've heard a lot of good things about Not That Kind of Girl and Siobhan Vivian's work. This isn't typically the kind of book I would read, but I figured I would try it out. Turns out, I really did enjoy it.

Natalie Sterling is a strong person. Throughout the book, I wanted to kick, yell at and hug her. I hated her at times but loved her at others. Overall, I really enjoyed seeing her grow.

I thought this was very well written. I couldn't stop reading it. I couldn't wait to see where Natalie's story will go next.

The romance in this was pretty rocky. It wasn't perfect. Natalie didn't want anything real or for anyone to know. Connor was a perfect match for Natalie. He showed her that she was wrong about a lot of things. I hated how Natalie treated hime; he was a really sweet guy.

Not That Kind of Girl is so much more than just a story. I love what it represents and there's a lessen behind it.

Not That Kind of Girl may not be for everyone. Aside from the annoying character, I enjoyed it a lot. I'll definitely look for more of Siobhan's work.
Rating: 3.5 hearts


  1. This one sounds a lot like just a fun, beach read. I might read it when I want something super light!