How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Raunchy and hilarious, this isn't a read for those of you who don't like cuss words or masturbation scenes. However, for those of you who don't mind a little debauchery, read this!
It's the early 1990's and Johanna is trying to make it in the world, despite her family trying to pull her down. Her dad is on disability and proud of it, and her mom keeps popping out kids. Johanna really wants to be a writer, and decides that she's going to be a music reviewer, even if she has to spend all her money on renting records from the public library. (On a side note, what libraries charge for that????)
She makes it big. She's a great writer. Her reviews burn and sizzle and soon she's getting in free to the biggest gigs (Smashing Pumpkins!!!) in town, and hanging out backstage with the band. She's only 16, folks, but the booze, drugs, and sex flow. Is she making it big? Or is she falling down the rabbit hole?
This is a hilarious coming-of-age story about a not-skinny girl trying to fake it until she makes it. And raunchy--consider yourself warned!
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