The Reading Life Japanese Literature Project
Schoolgirl is the second work by Osamu Dazai-(1909 to 1948-Japan) that I have read. My previous read was No Longer Human. Both of these titles are among the highest regarded, most read post WWII Japanese novels. (There is some background information on him in my prior posts.)
I think this book should be read after you have read his major works. The writing level in the translated prose is very high and it does feel like the thoughts of a teenage girl with a heavy preoccupations with her looks and clothes.
I was provided a complementary Kindle edition of this book by the publisher.