Undiscovered Gyrl

Undiscovered Gyrl Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely Beautiful wild funny and lost Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion Ambitious in her own way

  • Title: Undiscovered Gyrl
  • Author: Allison Burnett
  • ISBN: 9780307473127
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty two year old film professor Katie chroniOnly on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely.Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty two year old film professor Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires, shames, and thrills But when Dan stops taking her calls, when her alcoholic father suffers a terrible fall, and when she finds herself drawn into a dangerous new relationship, Katie s fearless narrative begins to crack, and dark pieces of her past emerge.Sexually frank, often heartbreaking, and bursting with devilish humor, Undiscovered Gyrl is an extraordinarily accomplished novel of identity, voyeurism, and deceit.

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    1. I am one of the few people out there who actually enjoys seeing the movie first and reading the book after. I stumbled upon Ask Me Anything on Netflix one late night and was completely captivated. I was instantly taken with how realistic the characters were, being in my late 20's I could completely connect with Katie's emotions and actions. Once the film was over I immediately needed more of the story and ordered the book.As with the film I was enthralled in the story. Burnett has an uncanny abi [...]

    2. "Undiscovered Gyrl" is at times blunt and a little trashy, but it reads true of a young girl's blog and provides interesting insight into the life of the main character. We know her as "Katie," but come to realize that she is not the most trustworthy of narrators.I was at times annoyed with the book (and its author) for its tendency to delve into cliche "edgy teenage verbage," but I still sped through the book in about a day of reading. The language, while at times unrealistic (and at others dow [...]

    3. First thing's first: The "gyrl" thing bugs me. In fact, there are a lot of things that stem from the blog format that bug me. I cringed at the typos. Is it too much to ask for our heroine to use Firefox?So this book started out as a set of entertaining blog entries from a 17 year old who is fooling around with someone 15 years her senior. I might have related to that just a bit. But it didn't take long for me to lose my ability to relate to "Katie". It took a turn for the serious, as she became [...]

    4. I find it very difficult to explain my opinion.This book is good but it contains too many complications. And I think Katie's character is enigmatic. I couldn't comprehend what she really wanted with her life. I assume her traumatic past is the reason for her perplexing behavior. I wish Katie was a bit more strong and focused.

    5. From the publisher:Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Ambitious in her own way, Katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, Rory, and work at the bookstore. She plans to seduce Dan, a thirty-two-year-old film professor. It seems like a great idea, an awesome book along the lines of If I Stay or Wintergirls.  Just watch the trailer.The publisher  continues:Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonym [...]

    6. Throughout most of the book, I was mostly irritated with the main character. I felt like it was the author's perverse fantasy of a teenage sexpot rather than a realistic account of a troubled 17-year-old. He also wrote the story in a way that was very predictable. It was very clear how the story would unfold with each new character. That is, predictable until the end, when it gets flipped upside down and abruptly ends with no closure. The ending left me feeling unsettled and confused, liking the [...]

    7. I was sucked into this voyeuristic mess from page one. Katie Kampenfelt is seventeen, and already everthing our mothers warned us about. Her blog chronicles her excessive drinking and drug use, her sexcapades with her boyfriend and the older man she's sleeping with, and fantasies about her boss. The style, while gimmicky, is relevant - everyone has a blog, everyone thinks their life is newsworthy. And while Katie's blog is indeed different from the rest, what she's writing is nothing you would w [...]

    8. This seems like a real account of someone you probably know. A real girl telling a real story about something that could really happen. But yet, it's never really boring. Burnett writes it in a way that feels like you're sharing juicy gossip with one of your best girlfriends, constantly.Definitely a chick book. Or maybe even a very sensitive boy book. But classified by gender or not, it's a story that will actually bring up true emotions and maybe even make you remember painful anecdotes of your [...]

    9. Have you ever wondered what a middle aged white dude thinks being a teenaged girl is like? Have you ever wanted heavy topics such as child molestation, rape, depression, suicide, and abortion to be handled in the worst way possible? Have you ever thought that we need more literary fiction that sets women back further than the Trump administration? Have you ever spent 300 pages wondering who the fuck is in charge of editing over at Random House? WELL YOU ARE IN LUCK FAM.

    10. Honestly, I was surprised by the book. It’s set up as a blog-to-book, and in it you watch as the narrator (the definition of the “unreliable narrator” to be sure) grows as a blogger, and disintegrates in some ways as a person. The idea of being able to be completely open in the anonymity is, at first, a relief and exciting thing for her, later it seems to be something that pushes her to more extreme and outrageous behavior… if for no other reason than to get a reaction from her readers.P [...]

    11. What attracted me to Undiscovered Gyrl was the premise. It’s about a girl who blogs anonymously and supposedly with honesty. She is a 17 year old teenager who lives her life without really thinking of the consequences. She has a boyfriend Rory who is more or less her age and she is also having an affair with an older guy whom she calls Dan and who already has a girlfriend. She takes a year off before joining college because she feels she isn’t ready.She calls herself Katie. Although Katie li [...]

    12. Okay, for once I'm going to skip to my own little made-up synopsis. There are four specific words that sum up this story, in a nutshell: crudely honest yet deceitful. Straight-up. The fact that it's written in blog-format is just a bonus, I swear. By the time you get through the first few posts of self-knowing to self-questing, you're hooked. I got a head-ache from reading straight from the start to page 174. ('Course, that could have been also because it was the middle of the night.) The sexual [...]

    13. The back cover for "Undiscovered Gyrl" declares "only on the Internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely." That statement sums up a lot of the life of first-person narrator, Katie Kampenfelt. Katie has decided to defer her college for a year to find out what she really wants to do in life. She chronicles this journey via her popular blog that picks up a lot of hits, comments and e-mails about Katie and her lifestyle."Undiscovered Gyrl" is told in the conversational style of a personal [...]

    14. 17 year old Amy has just decided not to go to college for a year and to kill time she begins to write a blog. Writing under the name of Katie she begins to amuse her readers with tantalizing tidbits of her life. By changing names and pertinent facts she is able to keep her sordid tales about sex, drugs, drinking, and the dysfunctional relationship with her parents and much older men, anonymous. Amy longs to be discovered and truly loved, but there is so much about herself and life she needs to d [...]

    15. Allison Burnett: The Master of IdentitiesAllison Burnett is able to absorb every facet of his created characters so completely that each of his books gives the reader the feeling that the first person narrator is the actual writer. Visit his previous books - CHRISTOPHER: A TALE OF SEDUCTION and THE HOUSE BEAUTIFUL - and try to be convinced that the idiosyncratic characters are not real and writing their own memoirs. Now in UNDISCOVERED GYRL Burnett further challenges himself by writing a novel i [...]

    16. I got this from ShelfAwareness. It was an easy read - breezed through it in a day. I understand that the movie rights have already been sold & they are making a movie of this with Miley Cyrus in the lead role which seems appropriate.This is a series of blog entries which on the surface sounds like it might be something different & cool, but in reality reads just like any other book done in diary form. The story is pretty basic & the characters are fairly stereotypical. I didn't reall [...]

    17. WARNING!! CONTAINS SPOILERS!!When I first opened the book I thought, "Oh no, not another book in blog." I bought the book without opening it and sampling it. When I was in the store I turned it over and saw that it was a modern Lolita. That was enough for me to buy it. Lolita is my favorite book. But then I saw that the book was one long blog. After about 100 pages I finally let myself get absorbed. Although, it was pretty childish in story and writing, I loved her brutal honesty. I wish I could [...]

    18. I'm not sure what to say about this book. It's a compelling read, to say the very least. It's definitely good. But the word that I keep coming back to is "disturbing."A blurb on the back says it's basically an updated Lolita, except that she's telling her own story on a blog. For me, though, it reminded me of Blake Nelson's Girl. That one was about a freshman in high school and Undiscovered Gyrl is about a girl who should be a freshman in college, but she deferred her acceptance for a year.Throu [...]

    19. If you liked John Green's character Alaska, from "Looking for Alaska", then you will probably like this book. I only gave it 4 of 5 stars because some parts of the book felt forced. Like the constant use of "Ha!" or "gyrl". Other than that I would definitely recommend this book.At first I just shook my head at Katie and all of her terrible decisions. But as you read more and more you start to learn more about her character and begin to understand some of what she does. And strangely enough I was [...]

    20. This is a difficult review to write. While I liked the book a lot it was still different.I liked it because it was written in blog form. I have read books written like diaries but never blogs.Some other things I liked is that the author makes you feel for Katie. She is a troubled teen who drinks, smokes, has a bad relationship with her father, and sleeps with older men. You can't help but feel sorry for her.Saying this, there are some things in the book that were very bold and detailed. Like Kat [...]

    21. I wasn't expecting much, but as the story unfolded it sucks you in. It's raw and unapologetic. Teenagers are naive, and quite rightly so it's their innocence. All boys and men that young females encounter can destroy them in many ways so easily so effortlessly. Katie from what I could interpret was hurt young, before she even knew how to comprehend pain or hurt. As time passes this seed that had been planted grew alongside her, and she lived in its shadow. Its roots embedded themselves and manif [...]

    22. Written in blog form, this book is about a lonely, self-destructive teenage girl. When the book (or blog;-) starts, the un-named protaganist is at a stand still in her life: no ambition for college, doesn't want to work, feels she's been left behind while most of her friends go on to college. As the story goes on, her life starts to spiral more and more out of control. All the while, she's blogging it all for her reader's to get the inside view.I read this book straight through in one day. Once [...]

    23. I tend to prefer reading books before watching movie adaptations. I ran into the movie "Ask Me Anything" on Netflix and stopped halfway through, deciding I ought to give the book a try. I'm certainly glad I did; ultimately I got through it in an entire day. Once again, I always say that easy reads are good reads, even though that's not the only criteria.Yeah, some of the language was a little bit cringeworthy. But what I found really interesting was that this story wasn't overwhelmingly poetic, [...]

    24. This is a fairly bold, explicit book, not because of the content, but because of the heroine. In the tradition of "Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous, this book is written from the first person perspective of a 17 year old girl. She starts a journal and angles it to maximize attention and shock from her readers with her candor and her dangerous, risky sexual escapades. This is not a titillating book, it's a sad book. Over and over your heart will break for the honestly authentic voice of the main charac [...]

    25. Wow. What a book. This is a story about a 17/18 year old girl - it is told in blog form. The main character is not a likable person. She is on the verge of becoming an alcoholic and is quite mean to friends and family. There are a lot of similarities between her and her father. This is good for a quick read. Spoiler Alert (sorta of): The reason for the 3 star is because of the ending. It seems like a cheap shot by the author.

    26. Even while she is being self-destructive, the 17/18 year-old author of the "blog," that is the text of this book, is self-aware, sexy and funny. Surprisingly, we think we get to know her and the people she writes about pretty well but this is a blog, after all, on the internet, and we shouldn't be surprised if it's not "reality".

    27. I believe it was entertaining because it talks about sex, drugs, and anything that would catch a teen's attention. It didn't only catch my attention just because of the sex, it caught my attention because it addresses real problems and situations teens go through. It wouldn't recommend it to a friend because I was expecting a much better ending to the novel.

    28. I loved it! The protagonist is captivating, and you can't help but be drawn into her drama. You spend a good third of the book furious with her for doing what she does, but she still manages to make you care about her. The ending killed my soul a little, but the writing is superb. Well done! :)

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