Are you in dire need of a new book to take outside with you this summer? This week’s Featured Read is How to Be Famous, a hilarious and refreshingly fun novel from Caitlin Moran.
Meet Johanna Morrigan (aka Dolly Wilde). At eighteen years old, she has it all: she lives in London and writes for the coolest music magazine in Britain. She’s going to be a star, but it’s not happening as quickly as she’d like.
Then suddenly, John Kite, Johanna’s best friend and unrequited love, has an album hit #1 on the charts. Overnight, John exists in new world: that of the “Famouses”, filled with crazed fans and VIP access.
But Johanna has a plan: she too, will become famous and rule the BritPop world with John. She begins writing a column critiquing the Famouses around her.
As Johanna skyrockets to fame herself, she begins to realize that with celebrity comes sacrifice, and hers may mean giving up the one person she was determined to keep.
You’ll love Johanna’s character. She’s honest, feisty and fearless. But she’s also vulnerable and relatable to all young women out there. How to be Famous is humorous and empowering, perfectly capturing the rock n’ roll music scene of the 90s.
I hope you enjoy this one, Savvy Readers! Let us know what you think!