Wednesday, November 25

Review: Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett

Title: Undiscovered Gyrl
By: Allison Burnett
Reading Level: Literary Fiction
BookWhisperer Rating: 2 Stars

Book Synopsis from the Author's Site:
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.

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.

Undiscovered Gyrl was sent to me as a review book. Katie has just finished High School and has decided she is not ready to begin college. With some advice she decides that she need to document her time with a journey, but instead of keeping a record of her journey through writing she decides to keep a blog that details the highlights of her life. At this point I still felt this story had awesome potential, but once I began delving into this story I was quickly let down. The story is a long drawn out process of a young girl gone wild. Many teens have a point in their lives where they go a little crazy with immaturity, and show some true colors for a little bit of time. Most of the book was a steady stream of what I considered boring dialog, and it felt as though the story was lacking a direction. The portion of this story that I found exceptionally interesting was the last few page of Katie's Mothers blog entries. All in all this story was very unsetlling which could enormously have to do with that I have pressed past this point in my life, and now as a Mother it is a nightmare to think that sooner rather than later may children could be going through a life patch such as this.
**Special Thanks to Vintage Books for this review copy

1 comment:

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Nice review! "Girl gone wild" doesn't exactly sound like the type of book I'll be reading... Would hate to be the mother too, lol.