Fiction: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Cover of How to Build a GirlJohanna Morrigan is a dumpy fourteen-year-old from a working class family in England, but not for long. After embarrassing herself on television, she has decided to reinvent herself into Daisy Wilde, a brilliant, funny, and beautiful music reviewer. Within two years she has made a name for herself as one of the most feared reviewers in the alternative/rock music scene. Even though she has become the hardcore girl she dreamed of, she knows her work in forming herself is not done. Refreshingly authentic,  Johanna unapologetically shares everything from her sex adventures to her failed attempts at humor. Set in the early 90s, How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran is a sure bet for the reader looking for an insightful and gritty coming-of-age tale.