Downtown, Jul 2003, 12.00, 312 pp.
With work a bloody bore, twenty nothing Anna Koval teaches herself how to use HTML. She begins writing a journal about slut Barbies, her last relationship with her former boyfriend Ian that seems so ancient times in retrospect, and other tales under the byline of Anna K. Feeling no one but her pal would ever peruse her mumbo jumbo hyperbole autobiographic stew, Anna still plugs away at her stories everyday at work. Her keyboard never stops clicking so that peers and management believe she is the hardest worker in the firm.
To Anna's shock, she soon receives email as she has begun to have a fan base. One particular person wants to get to know her better. Anna fears he will reject the real Koval as not being on a par with the mythical Anna K even if LDobler sounds like he is falling in love with Anna as she herself wonders will the real Anna please stand up.
WHY GIRLS ARE WEIRD is chick lit novel. The journal entries enable the audience to see up front and personal the essence of Anna to the nth degree while the email from her fans especially LDobler provides the means for the reader to comprehend his motives and desires. Readers will enjoy this often amusing, somewhat serious look at how women are becoming weirdly wired.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner