Book Review | Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell

Editor's Choice for 9-17-11: Blueprints for Building Better Girls, by Elissa Schappell.Find all the books, read about the author, and more.See search results for this author

I want to buy 1,000 copies of Blueprints for Building Better Girls and hand them out to random passersby on the streets. I want this book to be read, immediately, by everyone I’ve ever known or will ever know. This is incredible stuff. Easily the best book I’ve read this year. Possibly the best book I’ve ever read.

It is a series of short stories that center around women and the relationships we have with one another, with our lovers, with our spouses, our children, our parents. Most of the stories intersect with another story in some way. There was laughing, there was crying. There was one particular 8 page section that I had to read out of the corner of my eye because I just couldn’t face it head on.

It is brave, and honest, and exceptional in every way. This book made me a wiser person.

Thank you, Goodreads First Reads program for sending me this book and thank you Elissa Schappell for writing it.

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