By Florence Given
The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller
‘Dark, funny and wild.’ – Chloe Ashby, author of Wet Paint
‘As ballsy as you’d hope’ – Grazia
In Given’s debut novel, we follow Eartha on a wild, weird and seductive modern-day exploration as she commences life as an openly bisexual woman whilst also becoming a viral sensation on Wonderland, a social media app where people project their dream selves online.
The distance between her online and offline self grows further and further apart until something dark happens that leads her into total self-destruction, forcing Eartha to make a choice; which version of herself should she kill off?
About the book
Girlcrush is a dark feminist retelling of Jekyll & Hyde by bestselling author Florence Given.
Warning: this book does include storylines that some readers may find triggering.
About the author
Florence Given is a bestselling feminist author, award-winning podcaster and illustrator based in London. She grew up in Plymouth and attended London College of Fashion, after which she went on to pursue art and writing. Florence broke records with her first book, Women Don’t Owe You Pretty, a feminist manifesto which challenged outdated patriarchal narratives and inspired women across the globe. In all her work, from her non-fiction writing to her debut novel and hit podcast, Florence uses her platform to bring women together and give them a permission slip to define feminism on their own terms.
‘The words just sizzle off the page’ – Glamour
‘Another triumph for feminism’ – Red
‘Set to be one of the best books of 2022’ – Red
‘A thrilling, bisexual romcom that doubles as a smart skewering of social media’ – Evening Standard
‘… enjoyable first novel…’ ‘…easy-to-read story…’ – Independent
‘… the voice of her generation’ ‘… the face of the future’ – The Times Magazine
‘It’s Carrie Bradshaw’s columns in Sex and the City on steroids.’ – The Times
‘Everything is IMMEDIATE. Emphasised.’ – The Times
‘It’s a kind of rags-to-unexpected-riches-to-devastating-realisation-back-to-older-wiser-rags type tale, almost 18th century in progression, except set in a thoroughly modern, even slightly futuristic world where life online is even more all consuming than we know it now.’ – Sunday Independent
‘Women Don’t Owe You Pretty was a concise, witty, compassionate guide to navigating feminism’ – Observer
‘A hot debut novel with a dash of relatable existential dread’ – Cosmopolitan
‘Seriously hot’ – Cosmopolitan
‘Girlcrush is a funny, filthy and furious exploration of sexuality, identity and the expectations on us all. It’s a rare combination – a page turner with a message.’
– Daisy Buchanan
‘It feels like a ball of energy coming right for you. I loved this debut.’ – Emma Gannon
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