Not That Kind of Girl

  • by Siobhan Vivian
  • Narrated by Emma Meltzer
  • 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From acclaimed author Siobhan Vivian, a novel about the ways sex and love can change a girl.
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.


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Entertaining Listen

Would you listen to Not That Kind of Girl again? Why?

This was an entertaining book which I would listen to again. At times I found the protagonist frustrating and self righteous, (which is kind of the point), but it all comes good in the end.

What did you like best about this story?

This is my second Siobhan Vivian novel. I like her style of writing, her style is a little deeper than many YA books which are popular at present.

What does Emma Meltzer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I may have struggled with this story if I was reading but it was a good listen and the narrator Emma Meltzer also helped to make it enjoyable, always setting the right tone.

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- Amazon Customer

Teenage Drama

This book will no doubt appeal to listeners between the ages of 14 and 20 as it deals with the problems of a teenage girl in an American High School who has to deal with the entrenched sexist culture whereby a young male in pursuit of sexual satisfaction is revered for his success whereas a young female who satisfies her biological impulse is condemned and shunned by the other kids. This is depressing. The narrator is excellent and reads so well that I soldiered on to the end instead of giving up after the first two chapters. I am far too old for this kind of book so I don't want to pass too harsh a judgement as it will no doubt appeal to younger listeners going through their first crushes and so on. It does give one an insight into American culture and its values of ambition, success and social status and the importance of perfection or at least the appearance of perfection and a good name! I found the main character to be unbearably self-righteous and priggish even though she is also redeemed by her insight into cultural norms. Reading this as an ex teacher it confirms my vague thoughts that single sex education would be a good idea from the age of 12 to 16 while the hormones are wild and unruly.
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- iris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-06-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios