2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 0 books toward her goal of 48 books.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

REVIEW for Not that Kind of Girl

Another big thank you goes out to Nikole for being so kind :)

TITLE:                      Not That Kind of Girl

AUTHOR:                 Siobhan Vivian

GENRE:                    YA

RATING:                  3 Stars

Reading this book was an intersting experience for me, especially since I kind of identified with the main character, Natalie Sterling.  While this may be a good thing, the problem was that I identified with the negative traits of the character - mainly that she liked to control people and situation.  Yep, that is kind of me - although I am happy to say that I have mellowed out somewhat over the years :)  Yet, reading about it, from the other persepctive is kind of an eye opener.

I must say that I also felt sorry for Natalie as it is obvious that the need to control is based on insecurity and fear - both of which she ends up having to come face to face with and consists of a major part of the book.

While I liked the main storyline, I did not really like the pacing of this book.  Its pretty slow, which, for me, is always the kiss of death.  I need to feel totally engaged in the book -kind of not wanting to put it down and this was just not the case for me.  In fact, at times, I felt as though I was forcing myself to finish the book - even trying to figure out how many pages were left - not a good sign.

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