Sunday, December 27, 2009

Undiscovered Gyrl

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Title: Undiscovered Gyrl
Author: Allison Burnett
Publisher: Vintage Paperback
Price: $14.00
Release: August 2009
FTC: I received this novel from the publisher with the understanding that I would provide an honest review with no compensation.

Characters 20/20
Plot 20/20
Setting20 /20
Cover 15/20
Ending 20/20

Total grade: 95% A

Sexual content: 15/20
Violence: 0/20
Drugs: 10/20
Underage drinking: 15/20
Swearing: 15/20

Total rating: 16+

Summary: (Amazon)
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.

My Thoughts:
This novel was amazing! I have never been so impressed with a book that is in blog/diary format! I enjoyed every minute of this book and could not stop reading. I even got in trouble for reading too much in a class but hey, it was so worth it!

The ending pissed me off at first but after a little bit I realized that’s how it had to be. I loved how honest it was and I have my own ideas as to how the story came to an end… J

Go read this book! NOW!


Anonymous said...

I must read this one. It sounds so good. I'll have to bump it up on my list now thanks to your raving review. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of my novel. It is not every young reader who can deal with the brutal honesty of the book and the shock of the ending. I really appreciate your generosity of spirit and passion for books.

Best, Allison Burnett