This week's release seems far off, but really September is just around the corner. Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian is set to be released one week shy of my birthday, so I'm taking it as an early birthday present. This just sounds so familiar (in a good way):
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 there are freshman girls running around in a pack, trying to get senior guys to sleep with them. Not when your friends have secrets they're no longer comfortable sharing. Not when the boy you once dismissed ends up being the boy you want to sleep with yourself - but only in secret, with nobody ever finding out.
Slut or saint? Winner or loser? Natalie is getting tired of these forced choices - and is now going to find a way to live life in the sometimes messy, sometimes wonderful in-between.
I think many gals, and even some guys, can relate to this issue. I'm a big fan of books who talk about the harder stuff and make it accessible. This one reminds me of Pure in content, but I think it will feel more like The Secret Year in delivery. Either way, I'm sure it'll be a fun ride! What are you waiting on this week?