I have read this book last night for practically 6 hours. I thought it was just a typical young-adult romance but to my surprise, it was not. It tackled some sensible issues about the identity and sexuality of stereotypical teens.
The story revolved mainly on Natalie Sterling, the goody two-shoes senior school council president, who was too uptight. As the story went on, she ended up hurting and disappointing her friends, the guy she liked, and her favorite teacher because of her irritatingly virtuous belief about sexuality (she is a feminist). She also confined herself in overthinking on how to preserve her reputation as the school president while her friends, her guy, and the school events were acting in a haywire, not knowing that she was one of the reasons that aggravated them. In the end, sex and love changed this girl.
Haha. I think that was a lame review. If you want to read the better synopsis – here it is..
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 wants 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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