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Amazon Kindle - How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran 99p
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Amazon Kindle - How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran 99p

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Posted 2nd Oct
One for anyone who has enjoyed any of CM's other navel gazing efforts. A feature film is on the way so it makes sense to snap it up now while it is on offer.
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About the Book
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents
taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and
pop songs and bad heroes – and build yourself.
It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV
that she decides that there’s no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents
herself as Dolly Wilde – fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time
Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty stricken Bohemian family
by becoming a writer – like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontës – but without
the dying young bit.
By 16, she’s smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music
paper. She’s writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of
sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words
or less.
But what happens when Johanna realises she’s built Dolly with a fatal flaw?
Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks,
enough to build a girl after all?
Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease, with a soundtrack by My
Bloody Valentine and Happy Mondays. As beautiful as it is funny, How To
Build A Girl is a brilliant coming-of-age novel in DMs and ripped tights, that
captures perfectly the terror and joy of trying to discover exactly who it is
you are going to be.
Awful woman
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