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Not That Kind of Girl by Carlene Bauer
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Nov 18, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: memoir, religion
Read in November, 2009

I was entertained by the book until just beyond the midpoint and then the author really started to grate on my nerves. Bauer is trying to reconcile a liberal life with a Christian identity while also finding the God of her dreams in New York and maintaining impossibly high expectations for life in general. As interesting a story line as this may sound, it crumbles into annoyance and confusion with the character and the gaping holes in the plot as we watch the author plunge into the stereotypes she so desperately tried (and nearly succeeded in) avoiding throughout her college and post-college lives. It's a coming of age ten years too late, which is sad because I don't think the author intends for that to be one of the primary voices speaking from between the covers, but that's what you end up with.
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