How to Build a Girl

How to Build a Girl

The New York Times bestselling author hailed as “the UK’s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one” (Marie Claire) makes her fiction debut with a hilarious yet deeply moving coming of age novel.

What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn’t enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes—and build yourself.

It’s 1990. Johanna Morrigan, fourteen, has… (more)

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Editorial reviews (7 reviews)


Moran is so lively, dazzlingly insightful and fun that “How to Build a Girl” transcends any age restrictions.

The pace of “How to Build a Girl” is easier and kinder, though no less feminist. Moran’s novel shows what her manifesto tells.

How to Build a Girl is, in essence, a very British story about class and social privilege. American readers may have to work a little to get the sly social references and regional English. But it's well worth the effort.


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Publisher: Harper (September 23, 2014)

Language: English


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