Since I enjoy young adult fiction and have written one YA novel, it seemed appropriate to include a book review of one young adult novel I recently finished. It’s called How to Build a Girl and the author is Caitlin Moran, who is both British and awesome!
Seriously funny and awesome! In the acknowledgments, she wrote that creating a novel was like “giving birth through her eyes”, which is so true! Oh, man. Seriously. Read this book! I mean it.
Okay, I’m done. But there’s still the BookTube review. So, here it is! 🙂
Review transcription, i.e., read it here! 🙂
Hi, Debbi Mack here, and I’m going to talk about a book I read called “How to Build a Girl” which I read on my Kobo. I don’t know if you can see the cover very well, which is why I’m going to show you a better picture now. So this book is about a young girl who lives in England in a place called, I think it was Wolverhampton, and it’s a tiny little town and is sort of out of touch with everything. But she wants to be cooler than she is. She has had some awkwardness issues, which I really loved about her. And her family is hysterical. Her Dad, her Mom, everybody. I mean it’s funny and bittersweet at the same time. And Caitlin Moran, who wrote the book just did such a spectacular job of describing this girl and her living circumstances and her desire to be a music writer. And what she does is she goes to London and tries to freelance or ends up freelancing for this magazine. But I don’t want to go into too much detail about it, because it’s in the reading that you’ll just love this book. I mean, you get to know … I think her name was Johanna. I’m sorry, it’s been a while since I read it. But she calls herself Dolly Wilde and I think that’s just the coolest name. The book just made me laugh and think, and I just loved it. And I highly recommend it for everybody. Lots of British expressions in it, but if you’re not British, you’ll get them in context, I think. Because I just thought it was wonderful and funny and well worth reading. A great young adult novel. Everybody go out and get it. And read it.
Oh, and read this RIGHT NOW! 🙂