This week's pick is...
by Siobhan Vivian
Release: September 1st, 2010
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 haven't read any of Siobahn's work, but I'm really interested in this one. I can be a bit controlling myself, so I think I might be able to relate to Natalie :)
I'm also really interested in the dynamics of this high school- how important are labels to them? Is Natalie really in the limelight as much as she thinks or is it all in her head? And just who is this mystery guy?
Haven't seen a lot of reviews for this yet, but it sounds like a fab read!