How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Relationship Stories

How to Build a Girl Synopsis

My name's Johanna Morrigan. I'm fourteen, and I've just decided to kill myself. I don't really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn't exactly go to plan...This is the brilliant Number One bestselling novel from Caitlin Moran, the award-winning and Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Be a Woman.

How to Build a Girl Press Reviews

'spirited coming of age novel romps from strength to strength...I'm a Moran fan' -- Lionel Shriver The Times


'a Portnoy's Complaint for girls... when I see this book described as laugh-out-loud funny I feel affronted; it could make you laugh out loud with one hand tied behind its back, while wanking itself off to fantasies of Satan. Laughing out loud is just the start' -- Zoe Williams The Guardian


'This isn't a sleek, slick novel, but it is a rambunctious, raw-edged, silly-profound and deeply relatable guide to what your worst mistakes can teach you, and it has much to offer teenagers both actual and inner' The Independent


'Brilliantly observed, thrillingly rude and laugh-out-loud funny' -- Helen Fielding

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Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780091949013
Publication date: 9th April 2015
Author: Caitlin Moran
Publisher: Ebury Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran had literally no friends in 1990, and so had plenty of time to write her first novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of fifteen. At sixteen she joined music weekly, Melody Maker, and at eighteen briefly presented the pop show 'Naked City' on Channel 4. Following this precocious start she then put in eighteen solid years as a columnist on The Times - both as a TV critic and also in the most-read part of the paper, the satirical celebrity column 'Celebrity Watch' - winning the British Press Awards' Columnist of The Year award in 2010 and Critic and ...

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