Another girl by allison burnett online friendships. Allisons first screenplay to be produced was the kickboxing prison drama, bloodfist iii. Ask me anything is a 2014 american drama film written and directed by allison burnett, based on his fictional novel undiscovered gyrl. When lauren from the blog shooting stars mag first emailed me about another girl by allison burnett, and online friendships, i was intrigued, and thought it would be an interesting topic to explore. But undiscovered gyrl isnt as cut and dry as your traditional teen taking the.
Buy this book written as a blog, this debut novel stars katie kampenfelt, who types away at her very own. If youve ever been tempted to dismiss the next generation, read this book. Another girl by allison burnett online friendships lindseys library. Based on the 2009 young adult novel undiscovered gyrl and directed by the books author, allison burnett, ask me anything is the brashbutnotbold tale of a recent high school graduate deferring college to make poor relationship decisions instead.
She becomes involved with three different men, and eventually becomes pregnant and has no idea which man might be the father. Another girl by allison burnett meet your next favorite book. When katie takes a year off before college, shes left almost friendless at home with her mom and her moms annoying boyfriend mike. The truth katie tells on undiscovered gyrl quickly racks up a big online audience. Imagine an 18yearold lolita, updated for the 21st century, blogging her own provocative adventures. That is, predictable until the end, when it gets flipped upside down and abruptly ends. Sexually frank, often heartbreaking, and bursting with devilish humor, undiscovered gyrl is an extraordinarily accomplished novel of identity, voyeurism, and deceit.
Allison burnett at work on the set of undiscovered gyrl due to the success hed had with lakeshore over the years, burnett was in a financial position where he could take a significant risk. After finish watching this i felt the original title should have been borrowed instead, because that seems veracious to the narration. It was a finalist for the 2004 pen center literary award. Name required mail will not be published required website. I had never heard of another girl, or the book written before it, undiscovered gyrl, but the premise sounded interesting enough that i was willing to check it out. She thinks if she vanished tomorrow nobody would notice.
Her life as a drifting hs graduate is confused and not a little sordid. The film stars britt robertson, justin long, martin sheen, christian slater, robert patrick, and max carver ask me anything had its world premiere at the nashville film festival, before it was released on december 19, 2014, by phase 4 films theatrically and. I normally dont like trailers for books, but i think undiscovered gyrl s isnt that bad. I do admit to having some mixed feelings about the ending of the novel. Undiscovered gyrl is the blog of a young woman who has decided not to go to college directly after high school. I read it all in one setting, just like i did with the first book, undiscovered gyrl. Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, katie kampenfelt is taking a year off before college to find her passion. Undiscovered gyrl is composed of fictional blog posts by a seventeenyearold girl using the alias katie. Burnetts ask me anything, adapted from his own 2010 novel, undiscovered gyrl, markets itself as a distinctly modern comingofage tale.
Little did i know that the characters id read and worried about would come to life on the silver screen three years later. Undiscovered gyrl by allison burnett johnson county library. Sign up for news about books, authors, and more from penguin random house. Only on the internet can you have so many friends and be so lonely. I love that such a plugged in book is actually utilizing the internet so thoroughly in the marketing campaign. Allison burnett is a literary genius and i can guarantee that i will not be sleeping tonight after reading it. Ambitious in her own way, katie intends to do more than just smoke weed with her boyfriend, rory, and work at the bookstore. The novel version undiscovered gyrl includes a ton more about katie there is even a dead body at the endbut it still doesnt give you a final answer. The ending is shocking and not what you expect at all, but it really brings home what this book seems to be about. Shell say that she doesnt want to be noticed but she craves attention for the person she is. He graduated from northwestern university in evanston, illinois before attending juilliard where he studied playwriting film 1990s. The book is formatted like blog entries, giving the reader a voyeuristic look into her escapades. I like the fact that the book was written in blog form, which made it seem like katie is a girl you can actually relate to. When the ending kicks in with a twist youll either hate or appreciate, it forces you to realize you lost yourself in the.
Burnetts prequel novel undiscovered gyrl a few months ago and having been left with a troublesome and unanswered cliffhanger ending, i decided to read this short sequel. In fact, maybe ill write about a bit of that here, give you guys a peek into that life as well. Another girl is the sequel to undiscovered gyrl, though it isnt a full novel. Allison burnett at work on the set of undiscovered gyrl. Id absolutely recommend picking it up and then we can discuss the ending. Within three weeks of her first post, 450 to 500 people log on each day to read her latest confession. She plans to seduce dan, a thirtytwoyearold film professor. In the raw novel undiscovered gyrl, katie kampenfelt, a seventeen year old starts a blog to chronicle her life in the year she takes off between high school and college. An undiscovered gyrl is a young girl who doesnt feel valued, who feels she isnt noticed or is ignored by the world around her. Another girl effortlessly picks up where the first novel left off and neatly and chillingly. Buy a cheap copy of undiscovered gyrl book by allison burnett. With britt robertson, molly hagan, andy buckley, robert patrick. The ending wraps things up nicely, but for me i would love a sequel now the secret is out and all the family is intheknow, i can just see the radleys getting into all sorts of trouble.
Undiscovered gyrl by allison burnett, paperback barnes. The novel that inspired the movie ask me anything vintage. And even though katie is a teenager i wouldnt think that this book would be for a young reader. Her life is pretty much a mess even her blog readers know and email her about it. Forced to fight 1992, which he cowrote with charles mattera. Writerdirector allison burnett, who based the script on his 2009 novel, undiscovered gyrl, masterfully immerses us into the life of a floundering teenager with oftenstirring, unexpected. Review by danielle bullen aug 30, 2009 why do people blog. A confused teenager writes a blog revealing her daily activities and secrets, advised to do so by her high school guidance counselor in lieu of moving onto her first year in college. Overview of undiscovered gyrl, 2014, directed by allison burnett, with ernie james paris, roy huang, sophia tabo, at turner classic movies. Instead of being a oneperson blog, the new book is an ongoing online. To give too many details about katies life would spoil the book. But until i book my first audition or even after that. Katie chronicles her adventures in an anonymous blog, telling strangers her innermost desires. First off, the ending annoyed many critics and viewers, along with large number of those who read the source novel, undiscovered gyrl the author of which also wrote and directed this movie.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Like katies language got rauncy once in a while, and her sex life is explained. Saying this, there are some things in the book that were very bold and detailed. A tale of seduction was published in 2003 by broadway books.
It felt like i was right along side of her, witnessing it all. I have no real friends left but in the past day, 3592 discrete viewers. The divulging blog entries start in october 2007 and end in may 2008, instantly gaining popularity as katie confesses her promiscuous behavior. Starring britt robertson dan in real life, the upcoming tomorrowland as katie kampenfelt, the film begins with katies deferment of. Burnetts conclusion was soap operaish and seemed to grab desparately at a seriousness greatly at odds with the tone of the rest of the book. I pray that this book gets made into a movie as well. I really enjoyed this book and i loved the authors writing style, i will definitely be checking out haigs backlist. The sequel to the novel, undiscovered gyrl, which became the feature f. The novel that inspired the movie ask me anything by allison burnett at indigo. Another girl effortlessly picks up where the first novel left off and neatly and chillingly fills in all the blanks. I found the resolution to be a bit preachy, but the book on a whole was. Lee undiscovered gyrl the novel that inspired the movie ask me anything por allison burnett disponible en rakuten kobo.
The story of a 18 year old girl who decides to blog in a fake name to hide her identity from family, friends and other known people. The novel that inspired the movie ask me anything vintage contemporaries. But the question katie asks herself towards the films end, the one that sums up what burnett. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading undiscovered gyrl. Buy this book written as a blog, this debut novel stars. I will be much more vigilant of who his contacts are after reading this book. Btw, though typically a female name, allison burnett is actually a man.1297 814 1198 482 300 1306 42 448 661 1369 388 985 1463 767 1325 972 1030 205 173 114 3 1203 72 184 1609 273 1363 1497 744 1620 1413 1060 641 601 502 472 1484 691 476 163