How To Build A Girl - Caitlin Moran
I never know about Caitlin Moran. Sometimes I reckon she’s the most spectacular Twitterer and journo out there, the next I’m like SHUT UP WITH YOUR NONSENSE.
It’s a tricky one. Either way, she’s excellent at getting a response (and yes, I am TRES jealous of her career. Sigh.).
With this, her new basically autobiographical novel about a teenaged music journalist swigging gin and kissing inappropriate boys in the early 90s, I ranged wildly from angry to bored to sniggering and reading snippets out about giant penises to my boyfriend for laughs.
Silly, honest, daring and hilarious, being 17 was not exactly like that for me, but it plucks on all the strings that made being a teenager swing from the worst thing, to the most blazing experience, ever.
Read it on holiday, not the bus, unless you want to snort hysterically over the person next to you.