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Not That Kind of Girl
     

Not That Kind of Girl

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by Siobhan Vivian
 

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Slut or saint? Good friend or bad friend? In control or completely out of it? Life is about making choices, and Natalie Sterling prides herself on always making the right ones. She’s avoided the jerky guys populating her prep school, always topped honor roll, and is poised to become the first female student council president in years. If only other girls

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Slut or saint? Good friend or bad friend? In control or completely out of it? Life is about making choices, and Natalie Sterling prides herself on always making the right ones. She’s avoided the jerky guys populating her prep school, always topped honor roll, and is poised to become the first female student council president in years. If only other girls were as sensible and strong. Like the pack of freshmen yearning to be football players’ playthings. Or her best friend, whose crappy judgment nearly ruined her life. But being sensible and strong isn’t easy. Not when Natalie nearly gets expelled anyway. Not when her advice hurts more than it helps. Not when a boy she once dismissed becomes the boy she can’t stop thinking about. The line between good and bad has gone fuzzy, and crossing it could end in disaster . . . or become the best choice she’ll ever make. A KIRKUS Best Book of the Year An ALA Best Book for Young Adults "High school has never felt more authentic. . . . Vivian challenges assumptions and sends a positive message about acceptance, forgiveness, and love." -- BOOKLIST "The dialogue and emotional honesty are pitch-perfect. . . . Readers will cheer." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL "A joy to read . . . Full of wry observations, details that delight the senses and perceptions about things that matter." -- PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

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A KIRKUS Best Book of the Year

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

"High school has never felt more authentic. . . . Vivian challenges assumptions and sends a positive message about acceptance, forgiveness, and love."
-- BOOKLIST

"The dialogue and emotional honesty are pitch-perfect. . . . Readers will cheer."
-- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

"A joy to read . . . Full of wry observations, details that delight the senses and perceptions about things that matter."
-- PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545328791
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
119,533
File size:
9 MB
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author


Siobhan Vivian is the acclaimed author of Not That Kind of Girl, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a “powerful, involving exploration of teen girls’ identities and relationships,” Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice. A Jersey girl by birth and a Brooklyn girl at heart, Siobhan currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and on the web at www.siobhanvivian.com.

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Not That Kind Of Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As i read this book, i was unsure of my feelings on it. It was definitely different from what i normally read. At times i thought it was a little like a drama show. Only once i finished did i realize its one of the most realistic books i have ever read. I will be entering high school next year, and i have lots of expectations. I wanted to be just the kind of girl Natalie was when this book started. This book was sort of a reality check. Because even now with what i have aspired for, it is tough. And i realized i cant let it all come crashing down like Natalie did, even thoigh it ended up ok in the end. I love the last bit this book teaches you. As long as you are ok with the kind of person you are and with the decisions you have made, its going to work out ok. Often we are the ones who create stressful situations, and Not that Kind of Girl perfectly conveyed that. A four out of five stars. Althoughi think this book was intended for older readers than me, in eigth grade i still benefited from the moral though there were some themes meant for high schoolers. It was a good book overall.
wordforteens More than 1 year ago
Siobhan Vivian is one of my favorite authors to actually talk to - she's just genuinely sweet and nice - and when I read her second novel Same Difference last year, I adored it. I was really excited to read Not That Kind Of Girl. Siobhan didn't let down. Not That Kind Of Girl is a fantastically written story that any high school girl now is going to find a way to connect to. Siobhan has managed to capture high school perfectly: the pressure the girls and guys are under, what happens when a name gets stuck with you, the ups and downs of friendships, the chaos that can be student council. She even understands how a student can connect with a teacher and really look up to her. I liked Natalie a lot. She reminded me a lot of me. I somehow doubt I would ever sneak out in the middle of the night to go make out with a boy - but then again, Natalie never thought she would, either. By the way, Connor Hughes? VERY sexy. I can haz one?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't able to put it down until I finished it. Pulled an all-nighter. That's how good this book is. :3
Jennifer Polster More than 1 year ago
such a good book.... absolutely loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever since I read Same Difference, I have been a Siobhan Vivian fan. This book was no different in quality! Short, yes, but a suitable length to cover everything that would continue the plot at a nice rate. One of my favorite parts of Siobhan's books is that no one is perfect. Everyone has a dark side, imperfections that just add to the beauty and realism of the book. Connor's character may have pushed this a bit, but even he had his moments. This book pulls feminism out with some power, questioning what it really means to be a feminist. Overall a fabulous, quick read that flew by. Felt myself connecting with certain characters in small ways and by the end was actually quite pleased and able to let the story come to a close. Everyone should read this as well as Siobhan's other books!
Randy Wolfe More than 1 year ago
This is one of my all time favoirte books.
Garry Feldman More than 1 year ago
loved it it is defnatly top 10
karakel24 More than 1 year ago
i thought this book needed to be made into a movie before i even finished it! i'm 29 years old & this got me thinking back to high school & everything seemed so authentic & it really feels like it'd be so easy to turn this into a script for a captivating teen movie. i don't care if i'm 40 by then...i'll go see it because i enjoyed this book so much :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very touching book to read and i wish i would have read it a long time ago. It shows the insecurities and real issues we all have with ourselves and with what others think of us. Though at times in the book I would have a little trouble getting thru it but I am happy i finished it. This book shows that everyone has imperfections and secrets to keep but makes you realize you need to work thru those things to truly be happy with yourself. Great book that everyone should give a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It has the perfect balance of high school drama, sexuality, and the sweetest romance ever, and that makes this book just so extrordanarily perfect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book because its a little bit of high school and some information of her social life. I think that the author did a really good job on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is okay. It is a fast read. I would read other books by this author since it's unfair to make a judgment on just one book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favs
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The book was fun to read and i couldnt stop reading it!!(:
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jahJH More than 1 year ago
this book was great reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing, showing of women independence and crazy romance. Loved it so much
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Omaha13 More than 1 year ago
Pretty great book and while some parts have you SO frustrated with the narrator because no one is THAT clueless, you still get really drawn into the book. Siobhan Vivian makes some excellent points throughout the novel and it's really enjoyable to read. I wish there was a sequel!
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