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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
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Dec 09, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: favorites, leisure, literature, music, nook, women

If I wanted to describe this in a quick blurb, I'd say it's a 90s English Bell Jar with less mental illness. But that doesn't really do it justice. It's a book about being a teenager, but not really meant for teens. It's about looking back at your teenage years and absolutely cringing, which I did several times while reading this book. Even though I wasn't always 100% sure what the British slang terms meant, and though I grew up in a different time and place from the main character, I could relate to so much of what she was saying. This was the first book I'd read this year that I really didn't want to put down; rather than just reading a chapter or two before bed, I read huge chunks late into the night. Any woman who has survived being a teenager, but isn't sure exactly how, will love this book.

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Reading Progress

December 9, 2014 – Shelved
December 9, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 26, 2015 – Started Reading
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: leisure
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: literature
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: music
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: nook
January 31, 2015 – Shelved as: women
January 31, 2015 – Finished Reading

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