The Friday 56|#1 How To Build A Girl.


I found The Friday 56 on a blog called Freda’s Voice. It looks fun, so I thought I’d give it a try. Here we go…

Book: How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran.

Synopsis: My name’s Johanna Morrigan. I’m fourteen, and I’ve just decided to kill myself.

I don’t really want to die, of course! I just need to kill Johanna, and build a new girl. Dolly Wilde will be everything I want to be, and more! But as with all the best coming-of-age stories, it doesn’t exactly go to plan…

The Rules:

  1. Grab a book, any book.
  2. Turn to page 56 or 56% in you E-Reader. (If you have to improvise, that’s okay.)
  3. Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
  4. Post it.
  5. Add your URL post below in the Linky. (Add the post URL, not your blog URL.)

It’s that simple!


Page 56: 

At home, we have no mirrors in the house – not one. Mum won’t have them: ‘They’ll just break, and bring bad luck.’
     So for the last fourteen years, I’ve always had to just…guess what I look like. In order to see myself, I draw myself, over and over, in my drawing pads – with huge eyes, and long hair, and beautiful dresses trimmed with fur, and pearls. There’s a chance I could look like this, after all – and surely it’s more useful to draw yourself like this than not?
     Of course, I’ve often seen my reflection, dimly, in dark shop windows, up town – but these windows did not know me; they had only seen me for a second, walking – so how could they know what I looked like? How could glass reflect so quickly? The glass, in its haste, was wrong.


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