Thursday, August 27, 2009

Undiscovered Gyrl Review Part 2 + Win!


Undiscovered Gyrl by Allison Burnett
Review (Part Two) by Lauren

Summary: 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.

Review Part Two: In the first part of the review, I told you all that I was enjoying the book and that didn't change as I continued the second half. I have now read it all and I found it to be a very intriguing novel. The end is a bit interesting...I can't say much, or else I might ruin the story, but it had me sitting there going "wait, that's it? what's happening?" This book is definitely about the idea of truth and fiction...if you're online, how do you know it's true? One person could be anyone. You just don't know.

Now, I wasn't a huge fan of the ending right away but I do think it goes along with the story fairly well. I will admit that I want to know more though. However, beyond that, I do recommend this. For the whole story and for the end. It should make you think about love (is there a happily-ever-after?), life (what makes you alive? how do you know you're living?) and so much more.
I'm really glad I was able to read this one. I only wish it was longer!!

Giveaway Part Two:

Remember, we are giving away 2 books so if you commented on Review Part One, you get entered for that copy...but if you comment here, you get entered for THIS copy. You can comment on both and be entered twice of course.

To Enter: What are your thoughts on personal blogs? I don't mean entertainment or book blogs, but the ones about people's lives.

Open To: U.S. and Canada

Ends: August 31 so HURRY!

Extra: LEAVE A NEW COMMENT for each entry.

+1 if you follow

+1 if you post somewhere else

37 comments:

Brooke Reviews said...

I read a few personal blogs, but usually find them kind of boring. I tried keeping one and failed miserably. I just don't have anything that exciting to talk about! ;)

Brooke Reviews said...

+1 I'm a follower :)

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~JoRdAn~ said...

I think personal blogs can be ok, but it makes it alot easier if you really know the person. If not it obviously wont make any sense :)

+1 Im already a follower
+1 posted on sidebar and tweeted
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I like to avoid personal info - I think it can get people in a lot of trouble!

Please enter me!

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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I follow your blog on Google Reader.

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trishalynn0708 said...

+1 I follow..

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trishalynn0708 said...

Blogged about it:

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ReggieWrites said...

+1 I follow :-)

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Jenny N. said...

I only read personal blogs of my friends or people I know personally. And I think they should be private as you don't want strangers reading about your life.

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Jenny N. said...

+1 Already a follower

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Shalonda said...

I like personal blogs, as long as the person has something interesting to say. If it's just the same old boring stuff day after day, I would quickly lose interest.

I think it's quite brave that people are willing to share bits of their private lives, but I would never write a personal blog.

Shalonda said...

+1 I am a follower!

BrittLit said...
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Melanie said...

Personal blogs can be fun to read, if the person has an interesting life. I was thinking about starting a personal blog, but then I realized my life wasn't very interesting. :D

BrittLit said...

Personal blogs are goo if someone is abroad and wants to keep their friends up to date. I have a co worker who recently moved to Germany for a job and she started a blog so that we can see all the cool stuff they are doing and so we can all feel more connected.

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BrittLit said...

+1 follower


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BrittLit said...

+1 sidebar
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Taste Life Twice said...

I only read my friends' personal blogs plus one girl on youtube's because she's really funny.

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Taste Life Twice said...

+1 I follow

Wanda said...

I love personal blogs because they are like mini-autobiographies and sometimes they really inspire me to try new things.
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Wanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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Pam said...

My feeling is it's sort of like a diary and I don't want everyone reading my diary. I follow a couple of personal blogs but often their lives are so different from my own or even from the life I would want to lead that I don't find them terribly interesting.

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Pam said...

follower

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Diana Dang said...

I would love this one and I follow!

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Diana Dang said...

Oh! And to answer your question, I am not really fond of personal blogs. I think it's great alternative to journals because that is what I use it for.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...
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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

+1 We are following you!!


-Arielle
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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

+1 Link in sidebar!
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-Arielle
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Bianca said...

I have two personal blogs. One for my experience with sports (mainly running) and fitness and the other one is basically stuff about school, family life ect. I write for myself. I don't keep it private, but not many people go on them anyways.

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Bianca said...

I follow you!

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Alexa said...

I don't really read personal blogs because they tend to be boring most of the time.

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Alexa said...

I'm a follower.

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B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I find them a bit boring because I don't really want to know about somebody's life.

-Marisa

lovin_the_sun1@hotmail.com

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

+1 for being a follower

-Marisa

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