Not That Kind of Girl
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 ther...more
In short, this book is about high school, sexuality, girl power, challenging the "slut" idea... to say I wanted to love it would be an understatement. This book gets right down to the issues I am interested in and I appreciate any attempt to remind young men and women that, at the end of the day, most of us just really are that kind regardless of gender or sexual preference. As long as it's done with safety and consent, I don't think teen sex is a bad thing.
And I would love, I repeat love, to g...more
I appreciate any YA book that explores the subject of female sexuality. And Not That Kind Of Girl conveys the sort-of-feminist message that if a girls has sex, she doesn't automatically become a slut, quite well. I just wish the author didn't choose to deliver this message by making the main female characte...more
Natalie has big goals in life. She is more intelligent th...more
I've been waiting to read this book from the moment I first saw the cover. Look at it. Isn't it beautiful? Not only the girl and the boy (they are cute), but that precise moment.
In my opinion this is one of the best moments in life (not as great as for example, holding your baby in your arms for the first time, but anyways you get my point).
It's one of those moments that fill your heart with joy and anticipation and in every cell of...more
I don't agree with a lot of the messages, and only two characters really stood out: Spencer and Natalie. The rest were two-dimensional. Autumn had potential, but the messag...more
Natalie has all the good intentions in the world. She wants to be a good friend, she wants to develop her leadership abilities, she wants to concentrate on her academics. She's been doing these things for most of her high sch...more
However, I struggled with her third novel. Not in terms of reading it (read i...more
Almost too much "Girl Power", feminism for me. It loses a few points for me because it doesn't seem all that realistic and the characters weren't all that likeable.
That being said, I have to give credit to an author who is not promoting teen sex. The bad girl is not the winner. The good girl might no...more
Not That Kind of Girl was truly remarkable! It opens a discussion about feminism/sexuality/slut-shaming in a way that is super easy to relate to and NOT PREACHY like some books end up being. The characterization is top notch, the high school setting was authentic and Siobhan Vivian causes you to take pause and think. I loved that. I’ll be recommending this to people who love contemporary YA books that speak to the normal struggles that girls encounter i...more
This one was a quick, fluffy read. Even though I usually dislike books where the female protagonist keeps making silly mistakes and getting into messy situations again and again, I could sometimes understand Natalie and her reasons for being a little stupid. :P
The following review has some spoilers so proceed at your own risk
So basically, the story is about Natalie who's a perfect daughter, student, leader and (according to her) a perfect best friend who thinks...more
Not That Kind of Girl was different from what I expected. I'm not sure what I really think about it. You know what this book felt like to me? It felt like a situation where you watch a random sh...more
Natalie Sterling is a typical teen with very rigid views of what's right and wrong. For the most part, her entire high school career has gone according to plan, but his year things start to fall apart. Before she knows what's happening the line between right and wrong has begun to blur and Natalie finding herself slowly vent...more
What a fantastic novel. I've been reading some exceptionally well written and meaningful novels lately and Not That Kind of Girl is one of them. Vivian has made a fan out of me! Looking forward to her future titles and may have to get her two previous titles to devour as well.
Struggling with who you are... and how you want people to see you, is something that I don't ever think you grow out of. I know I still struggle with it as an adult a...more
Natalie's a busy girl.
Busy being a good friend.
Busy being a good student.
Busy being a good girl.
She keeps a tight leash on all these because she fears losing control of her life. Her friend is making bad choices and Natalie can't fix any of it. She finds her sanctuary in Connor, a guy she shouldn't like one bit. It's about making choices -- good ones and bad ones -- and learning that sometimes a step in the wrong direction can change your life for the better.
The protagonist of this novel is Natalie – a good and ambitious girl who takes life seriously and doesn’t waste time on boys but spends her time...more
Don't get me wrong, the book is ve...more
Era o tipo de informação que poderia salvar a vida de uma garota."
Not That Kind of GirlO primeiro livro do selo: Novo Conceito Jovem, "Não sou este tipo de Garota" nos leva a um universo teen, contado em 1ª pessoa por Natalie, uma garota que está no último...more
I really liked Siobhan Viven’s book ‘The List’ so much that I gave it 5 stars. So I had really high hopes for this novel, but it doesn’t live it to them unfortunately. That being said I still gave it 3/5 stars and would recommend it.
First thing I was disappointed about was the plot. I looked at the cover and thought this would be a cute romance novel but really the romance is...more
We never really get a re...more
okay, feminism is a much maligned philosophy that gets stereotyped horribly as some vaginal crusade against men. it's not. but if you read this book, i could see where you'd get easily confused.
natalie is obnoxious. she is stuck up, holier-than-thou, obsessed with her GPA and the who's-who of her AP class rosters. she wants to be the ninth female student council president, go to harvard, be a women's studies major, and live happily ever after alone and independent like her...more
The realist in me had to accept that things wouldn't be the same...or at least, not nearly as good as how we had it right now.
When you travel alone,you are free to be unpredictable.
- Ms. Bee
In fact, I think I'm...more
Connor also seemed too nice....more
And as for the relationship scenes? YES! Those were really great. I've been so glad to take a break from Edward-Bella relationsh...more