Who's That Girl
Junior Nattie McCullough has always been that under-the-radar straight girl who hangs out in the cafeteria with her gay-straight alliance friends. She’s never been the girl that gets the guy, let alone the girl that gets a hit song named after her.
But when last summer’s crush, smoking-hot musician Sebastian Delacroix—who has recently hit the mainstream big-time—returns home to play a local show, that’s just what she gets. He and his band, the Young Lungs, have written a chart-topping single—“Natalie”—which instantly makes Nattie second guess everything she thought about their awkward non-kiss at that June pool party. That it was horrific. That it meant nothing. That Sebastian never gave her another thought.
To help keep her mind off of Sebastian and his maybe-about-her, maybe-not-about-her song, Nattie throws herself into planning the school’s LGBTQIA dance. That proves problematic, too, when Nattie begins to develop feelings for her good friend Zach. With the song getting major airplay and her once-normal life starting to resemble the cover of a gossip magazine, Nattie is determined to figure out once and for all if her brief moment with Sebastian was the stuff love songs are made of—or just a one-hit wonder.
I loved Nattie’s quirky goofball personality because I can really identify with her awkwardness. The idea of having a famous hit song written about me would send me into similar, spectacularly awkward moments as well so I really felt for her.
I loved almost everything about this book with its wonderful cast of characters and their relationships with each other. A very entertaining read, however it did feel a bit too long for this kind of contemporary rom-com fiction.
I recommend this as a perfect, clean read for young teens ages 13 and up as well as adult fans of YA Contemporary Fiction.