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Should You Read How to Build a Girl (yes yes of course yes)

Remember how Emily at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) hosted the readalong of Caitlin Moran's How to Build a Girl and I fell off the earth for a week and neglected to post a final post YES, WELL. WELL INDEED. Here is my overall review for/reasons why you should buy and read How to Build a Girl.

Do you enjoy breezy narrators who make you feel safe about the world?

Do you wish to read some YA but not with an embarrassing teenage sand-fairy or whatever the new thing is on the cover? (pretty sure it's sand-fairies)

Do you stare nightly at your copy of How to Be a Woman and say in the loudest corner of your heart "Why God, WHY has Caitlin Moran not written a book that is basically exactly her life but in the form of a novel for young girls that will hopefully teach them how to be the best version of themselves while not being overly preachy?"

Yes? To all of those? Oh, but where can you find such a book.

Ah-ha! How to Build a Girl, coming out in September and which I plan on re-reading at least twice (and I DO NOT RE-READ because there are too many books, but this one is worth it). It's fun, it's important, and I so very very very much wish I had read it when I was 13. Are there any other teenage girl protagonists like Johanna Morrigan? She's funny, she loves a boy but that is not the CRUX of the book by any means, she has a family that seems like a real family and that maintains its presence throughout the book as opposed to being shunted off the second she meets a guy she likes, she has a job that she loves to do, she is a proactive lady and I love her. 

Buy this book

Caitlin Moran, if you are not writing a sequel, I shall picket your house.


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