professornana (professornana) wrote,

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school may be out but here is a book about school and friends...

I know that the cover and title might be misleading, so let me say right now that while there is romance in the story, this is not a romance novel. NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL by Siobhan Vivian ((Push, September 2010) is the story of overachiever Natalie Sterling. President of the Student Council, honor roll student, good girl. She is determined to accomplish all she can in her senior year. But there are complications. One of them comes in the form of a freshman, a girl Natalie used to babysit, a young woman who is not afraid to flaunt either her personality or sexuality. Natalie's senior year is filled with change, of course. Her well planned life did not include being attracted to a boy, let alone a football player. It did not include having her best friend dump her either. This was supposed to be the year she excelled, filled out those college apps, aced the SATs. Instead, Natalie has to come face to face with who she is and what she wants out of life.

Vivian has created an interesting set of characters, especially the female players: Natalie, Autumn, and Spencer. She has also written a story that rings true for many teens: best laid plans sometimes fall away when the complications of friendship and romance arise. <234>

Hair is now shorn for summer. Getting ready for DC and ALA. Grading. Usual stuff...back to reading for right now.
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