2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 8 books toward her goal of 37 books.

Monday, July 26, 2010

BLOG TOUR FOR Not That Kind of Girl

I don't do many blog tours, usually because the books offered are not that interesting to me or because I feel too much pressure to read the book in a certain timeframe.

However, all of that went out the window when I got the opportunity to read Not that Kind of Girl by Carlene Bauer.

Thank you to Trish and TLC for making it possible!

TITLE:          Not that Kind of Girl

AUTHOR:     Carlene Bauer

GENRE:        Memoir

RATING:       4 Stars

I have to say that I basically devoured Not that Kind of Girl in two days! That is how good and engaging this memoir is.

Carlene Bauer writes about a subject matter that is timely as well as timeless. Regardless of the generation, many girls have grown up with mixed messages - that is 'that there is such a thing as a "good girl" and a "bad girl" and you always want to be the good gril - except, of course, that nobody really explains to you how to deal with things like hormones, love, lust, fear and peer pressure come in. You instantly find yourself in a world where things are no longer so black and white.

This is the basic premise of the memoir and I have to say that Bauer explores this theme with some humor, a healthy dose of self exploration, a degree of fear and alot of hope.

You can almost tell, in some parts of the books, where the author could simply have written "and I took a deep breath and just went for it - hoping it was the right decision" and this made the book incredibly realistic to me.

Bauer has a beautiful way with words and she managed to convey an enormous amount of feeling into each page.

I found myself nodding at so many of th passages, all the way cheering her on and encouraging her to find her own way - minus all the head stuff. I think I was partially doing it for her - and partially for me.

Lovely, lovely memoir.


bermudaonion said...

I love memoirs, so I'm glad to see this one's so good. I'm adding it to my wish list.

avisannschild said...

As you know, I'm a bit surprised you enjoyed this one so much! But I guess I don't know your taste in books that well yet... :)

trish said...

Wow! So glad you liked it! I love when I connect with a book, particularly a memoir, like this. Great review! Thanks for being on this tour!

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