This Just In! undiscovered gyrl, by Allison Burnett

undiscovered gyrl, by Allison BurnettWhat’s This About? 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 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.
Why This? This was a contest win from Vintage.  I got an e-mail that I  had won and it showed up the next day.  It was all a complete surprise.  I took a read through the first chapters which are structured as blog posts,  and I am definitely interested to see where it’s going to go.  I would think that this is going to be toward the more adult end of the YA spectrum.  In just the first few blog entries there is already drug use, cursing and sex with guys Katie’s age and also a lot older.  I guess I will see what happens next.

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    1. i loved it! i thought the ending was a little scary, considering that i’m going through almost the same thing as she is. it has definitely opened my eyes because i don’t want to end up the way the story suggests that she did.