Book of the Week

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran. Photo: PA Photo/Ebury
How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran. Photo: PA Photo/Ebury

How To Build A Girl

by Caitlin Moran

Following the massive success of the broadcaster and Times columnist’s bestselling memoir How To Be A Woman, Moran has penned her debut novel on a subject which will seem familiar to her fans.

It’s a rites-of-passage tale set in the 1990s. It’s raunchy and rude and there are whole chapters devoted to the type of sexual thoughts and practices which inhabit the lives of many women.

Moran’s sharp observations on the issues of class and teenage sexuality are added to the mix. Not one to recommend to your granny but I found myself laughing out loud.