Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl 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 guy

  • Title: Not That Kind of Girl
  • Author: Siobhan Vivian
  • ISBN: 9780545169165
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 andSlut 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 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.

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  • Siobhan Vivian

    Siobhan Vivian is the author of THE LAST BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD April 2016 , as well as THE LIST, NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, SAME DIFFERENCE, and A LITTLE FRIENDLY ADVICE She also co wrote BURN FOR BURN series with her best friend JENNY HAN She currently lives in Pittsburgh.


  • 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 give [...]

  • Ok, after meditating on this story during my yoga class, I am going to knock off a star. The more I think about it, the more it seems to me the message this novel sends is rather wishy-washy. 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 [...]

  • I really appreciated how complicated the representation of overt female sexuality was and the two different perspectives on that embodied in the characters of Spencer and Natalie. I wanted the pair to interact even more and have that be the focus of the novel. Instead, it descended into a typical good girl mets jock boy romance that's I've seen one hundred times and did nothing to transform Natalie's judgemental attitudes. If you're looking for more feminist reads, I'd definitely recommend this [...]

  • When I picked up Not that kind of Girl, I was expecting light and fluffy. After all, the cover boasts a young, pretty couple in the throes of what looks to be a sweet, affectionate kiss. Naturally, I assumed this book would contain a three star YA romance albeit with some added teenage emotional drama for added conflict. In other words, I was expecting a Dessen novel, but what I got was so much more. While I was anticipating a cutesy romance, I received a wonderful tale about what it means to be [...]

  • Natalie's a humorless pill, the worst kind of feminist stereotype. She's a bad friend; she's also pushy, manipulative, and controlling. She sneaks away to make out with Connor, who actually is a nice guy, but she's ashamed of what she's doing and very judgmental of his motives.Beyond the issue that Natalie is straight-up unpleasant and the book is from her POV, Vivian's message about girls and sexuality is about as clear as mud and as well rounded as a brick.She skates around the idea that adole [...]

  • This book was as beautiful as the cover. I loved it!The coverI'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 y [...]

  • Eh, not bad. Kind of heavy on the messages though. And the cover is misleading. This isn't really heavy on the romance. Thankfully, it focuses more on girl/girl friendships. The first 1/3rd was four-star material. In fact, it reminded me of Saving Francesca. The second half was two-star material. It was very All-American Girl.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 [...]

  • Not That Kind of Girl is my third Siobhan Vivian book. I've read all her books in order: A Little Friendly Advice was cute but perhaps too lower YA for me (in themes, vibe). I really loved Same Difference ~ it has some aspects that make the book very much my thing ~ an artistic setting (summer art school) and an older YA crush (her college-aged assistant art teacher-y guy) and it's themes are strong but subtly explored.However, I struggled with her third novel. Not in terms of reading it (read i [...]

  • I had always known what kind of girl I wasuntil I didn't.So, the idea of writing this review makes me laugh. I think it's because I finished it almost a week ago or maybe because I'm not quite sure what to say-and not because I finished it Friday. There were so many things I disliked about this story.but a lot of things I liked, for whatever reason. It was well-written, witty (at times), and had a really cute male lead that made me smile quite a bit-he's gone hand in hand with the books I've bee [...]

  • Well. I just flew through Not That Kind of Girl in a couple of hours this afternoon. If you are wondering, yes, I actually would have had other, more important things to do. Such as studying, for example. But after exhausting myself pointlessly on a 6x6 matrix for about an hour, I decided to throw in the towel and reward myself with some quality book time. Which is something the main character here, Natalie, probably would not approve of. Natalie has big goals in life. She is more intelligent th [...]

  • I've been dying to read "Not That Kind of Girl" for the longest freaking time. I have no idea why it took me so long to actually BUY the book. I am one of those people who actually likes covers with PDA. Not the whole bodice-ripper kind with the castles in the background and hiked up dresses, but the simple, straightforward message: YOUNG LURVE. And that's precisely what I got with NTKoG. But not without a struggle. Natalie's character is the girl I wish I could've been in high school. Determine [...]

  • TBR Reduction Challenge #9 (Nomes)Hmm, what to say what to sayMy main problem with this? I wanted to strangle the protagonist. God, she was so annoying! I mean, I am a woman, I usually know what I want and I think I’m doing fairly well in achieving my goals and I certainly do have self-respect but this feminazi of a heroine really took matters too far for my taste. I just couldn’t relate to her at all. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to offend anybody but I honestly couldn’t care less whether [...]

  • This was a little bit too black and white for me, too "this is good and this is bad". The lines were drawn. This is what a good girl is, this is what a bad girl is. This is how it's supposed to be. 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 [...]

  • I’ve had my eye on Not that Kind of Girl for a while and after seeing some favorable reviews by my trusted GR friends, I thought I’d give it try. Great choice! I definitely enjoyed it and breezed right through the book in a few short hours. It’s fun, fast paced and filled with characters that I can relate to and care for quite easily. Lovely!Natalie Sterling is someone I would have probably befriended while I was in high school. She’s determined, studious, smart, a slight type-A control [...]

  • While I think a lot of this book was a pretty accurate portrayal of how awful high school can be for some people*, I don't remember the head of student council actually doing that much workough maybe they do in larger high schools. I definitely knew people like all the characters in the book, for better or worse, but Natalie droveazy. (cue the Britney Spears video) She was so patronizing to her classmates and to Autumn and I GET IT, she learns that by the end, but it doesn't change the fact that [...]

  • Surprise, surprise, what do we have here?First impressions:1) Not a cute, lovey dovey romance story at all. A high school experience that's realistic and harsh.2) Natalie is definitely flawed, definitely annoying, but there's definite growth in her character.3) I really liked the distinct personalities of the main characters.4) Fast-paced, but wished there was more in-depth look into the relationship between Natalie and Connor.5) Focused more on friendships than boys which was refreshing.Full re [...]

  • "Then again, that's how quickly people's perceptions could change. It only took one mistake, one stupid decision"“Are these the friends and life i want to have?” This book was extremely fun, and the best part was that it had a moral.I read it as fast as I could and I definitely recommend it.

  • Based on the cover art alone, Not That Kind of Girl isn't typical of the type of book I usually read. But as the old saying goes, never judge a book by its cover. If I'd passed this book because of the cover, I might have missed an intriguing character study and a young adult novel that examines some fairly interesting questions.Natalie is a very driven young woman. She's on top of her class, wants to be student body president and active in making sure that women aren't judged only for their ext [...]

  • I am apparently not the kind of girl who likes this kind of book. har-har.In all seriousness, this book brings up so many messages that I would hate to see young girls picking up. Feminism is not the feminazi's and it is not being so overtly sexual to be all-powerful. It's about equality and being ok with who you are. I think the end message of this book does agree with me, but it is completely overshadowed by the feminazism of Natalie and Ms Bee and the overtly sexual Spencer and other Rosstitu [...]

  • Uno de esos libros donde se ven las diferencias entre culturas o , al menos , clases sociales . Yo no sé si son todos los yanquis que son así o en los medios sólo se muestra una parte . Probablemente lo segundo . ¿Por qué siempre tanta importancia a la virginidad y a la reputación femenina? El sexo no es nada del otro mundo , es un acto compltamente natural y necesario , sobre todo en la adolescencia que las hormonas están desquiciadas . Estoy segura de que si todos los adolescentes disfr [...]

  • There was a lot that I liked about this book, it is very readable, well written, characters are well formed and multi dimensional, and the story feels like something we have not read 1000 times before. This is what I believe is a ‘message’ book, but the problem is that I am not exactly sure what the message was supposed to be. By the end I was extremely confused about what exactly Natalie’s issues were. Her behavior regarding her relationship with Connor is never really explained IMO. Mayb [...]

  • If you've ever been the sarcastic, smart girl who knows boyfriends aren't everything, this is the book for you. Natalie Sterling is your typical-but-not-so-typical girl who doesn't care what other girls think. She knows who she is, what she wants, what's right and what's wrong. At least she thought she did. After a messy election for student council president, she seems to be spending more and more time with Connor Hughes. You see folks, Connor is the quarterback of the football, and boys are no [...]

  • I'm not really sure why I waited so long to read one of Siobhan Vivian's novels, but, after NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, I'll be definitely be reading the rest as soon as possible.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 [...]

  • There are at least two things I need in a book to enjoy it. First, I need a main character I like. I rather hated Natalie. It's okay if I dislike a main character to begin with, but sometime during the story I need to start liking her. I never reached that point. Natalie was mean and judgemental and super bossy and very prideful. She really got on my nerves. Which leads me to the second thing: I want to watch a character grow. So Natalie's a jerk at the beginning, how is she going to change that [...]

  • Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan VivianNatalie is a senior and running for student council president. She doesn’t think much of guys. Her best friend was humiliated by one in their freshmen year and Natalie can’t let anyone forget about it. She doesn’t have a boyfriend and doesn’t want one. None of them are good enough for her. Her only friend, Amber, tries to overcome the humiliation thing and wants to be a part of the social things that happen at school but Natalie only wants to pad he [...]

  • "Not that Kind of Girl" is a difficult book for me to rate, and I spent some time trying to figure where on the scale I fell about it. The rolling action and dynamic of the characterization was good, that I can't contest. While it's a book that explores the perception of teenage sexuality, specifically female sexuality and how it's perceived, the portrayal seems to have a disconnect. The premise revolves around Natalie, a young woman who's a "take charge of every situation" girl, but somehow has [...]

  • NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, Siobhan Vivian’s third novel, succeeds where few other contemporary YAs do: it features a smart, determined, but not always nice or right female protagonist and a strong message of the different definitions of what female empowerment entails.Natalie is not a straightforwardly sympathetic protagonist. She’s smart and has obviously accomplished much, yes, and her narration is delightful for the “over-read” YA reader: anguished and angsty, determined and stubborn, wit [...]

  • Una mujer que muestra su sexualidad, ¿Es una mujer objetizada? O: ¿Una que demuestra su libertad? No saben, NO SABEN lo frustrante que resultó esto. Había material para explotar más las reuniones que organizó Sterling. Charlas de empoderamiento femenino (tampoco es que esté pidiendo unas pequeñas sufragistas, ni mucho menos) Como Spencer de protagonista eso sí.Tengo un gran problema con Natalie (la protagonista, por cierto) Se la pasa todo el libro criticando la manera en que Spencer se [...]

  • Page 15: "I nodded, even though it felt weird to be discussing things like divorce with Spencer. I was pretty sure our last conversation involved me trying to convince her that Lucky Charms would make a terrible pizza topping." -NataliePage 73: "I'd give my left arm for a chance to chat up Connor Hughes. That boy is . . . ungodly hot. He looks like he's been raised on whole milk and fresh blueberry muffins." -SpencerPage 114: "There were a lot of big projects on the horizon, like the fall flower [...]

  • 2.5 StarsSo, this book is going to be hard for me to rate. I've been thinking about it since I finished it last Friday and still am unclear so I'm, hoping that by the end of this review I will have some clarity of sorts. Not That Kind of Girl follows a girl named Natalie who strives for perfection in everything that she does. She's on student council (president actually), she volunteers for everything, excellent grades, SAT prep and studying every free minuteyou know the type. And she has no tim [...]

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