Thursday, 30 July 2015
How To Build A Girl - Caitlin Moran
After sunning myself up for 10 glorious days in the Island of Lanzarote I'm back to reality and blogging.
The blogging part I can handle, the reality part.. not so much but I guess it wouldn't be a holiday If I didn't come home.
I've got a few different product reviews and fashion posts in the pipe line for the next couple of weeks but for this week I wanted to try something a little different.
Before I went away I asked my friend Christina for book recommendations to read by the pool and one of the ones she mentioned was Cait Moran's 'How to Build a Girl'.
I genuinely could not put this down, I really had to slow down reading it as I could have easily finished it in a couple of days. It's a perfect holiday book or even a great afternoon binge read. I absolutely loved it!
I am always on the hunt for my next read so I would love to hear about what books you'e been loving recently, as always please leave me a comment below..
Without giving too much away, 'How to Build a Girl' tells the coming of age story of Johanna Morrigan, a young girl growing up on a council estate in Woolverhampton during the oppression of Margaret Thatcher.
Being poor in the 90's during this time wasn't easy, and when Johanna finds herself in hot water after potentially jepordising her families finances even further, and making a tit of herself on national television, she decides to rebuild herself into Dolly Wilde - A cool sexually confident goth with a sharpe tongue.
As with most coming of age tales and life, It doesn't quite go to plan for 'Dolly', and she encounters many social and sexual faux pars along the way that will have you laughing out loud. And above all else it has some very important messages about being true to yourself, finding real love, drinking, taking drugs and most importantly not wanking in a bedroom you share with your brother......