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Undiscovered Gyrl is the blog of beautiful, blond, Katie Kampenfelt, an 18-year-old girl who seeks to record, for her own edification, the year following her high school graduation.
The novel begins as the diary of an ebullient, funny teenager, filled with the musings, mood swings, and escapades of youth. We are in her skin as she plots her break-up with her college-age boyfriend, battles with her mother, considers whether to sleep with a 32-year-old film professor, confronts a terrible truth about her new boss, and lands a new job as nanny to a newborn.
Soon, however, the story deepens into the engrossing record of a young soul in peril.
Gossip Girl this ain’t.
Allison Burnett's novel reads as both a searing glimpse into a tortured teenage psyche, and a skillful meditation on the cruel excesses of the Internet Age. Katie Kampenfelt's voice feels utterly authentic, disturbingly so, making for a protagonist who is as riveting as she is infuriating.
The story is revealed through a series of terse blog entries, but they are studded with haunting imagery and unforgettable turns of phrase. Ultimately, this is the dark tale of one girl's unquenchable thirst for love and acceptance, but Allison Burnett tells it with a fearlessness that elevates those time-worn concepts above the realm of Hollywood cliché.
Prepare yourself for a page-turning, single-sitting read that will leave you disarmed and disturbed and questioning your own engagement with the Internet's capacity for anonymity and fantasy.--Christopher Rice
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I am one of the few people out there who actually enjoys seeing the movie first and reading the book after. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jessica
It was for my daughter so I really don't know much about it.Published 8 days ago by Kimberly Roberts
I have not read the book but LOVED the movie. It's one of those that keeps you up thinking about it.Published 1 month ago by Emily
Read this book based on the movie that I saw on Netflix. The book was even better than the movie, and the movie was great!Published 2 months ago by Tonya
This story was addicting from start to finish and the ending was, as I'm sure you read in other comments, very shocking. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dana Cohen
I'm not going to describe to much of the book itself because others have done that far better than I could. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Surf City Doug
I really enjoyed this book. Was able to read it in just a few days.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this book! Her prose is witty and the abrupt ending is frustrating yet engaging.Published 3 months ago by Kelsey Wise
Came across the movie on Netflix called Ask Me Anything. I seen it was based off of this book so I decided to read the book before I watched the movie. Read morePublished 3 months ago by SbjMomma