This international best seller (over a million copies have been sold) is the fictionalized memoir of Melissa P., a Sicilian teenager whose quest for love rapidly devolves into a shocking journey of sexual discovery.
Melissa begins her diary a virgin, but a stormy affair at the age of 14 leads her to regard sex as a means of self-discovery. Over the next two years, she plunges into a succession of encounters with various partners, male and female, both her age and much older, some met through schoolmates, others through newspaper ads and Internet chat rooms.
In graphic detail, Melissa describes her entry into a Dante-esque underworld of eroticism, where she willingly participates in group sex and sadomasochism, as well as casual pick-ups. Her secret life is concealed from family and friends, revealed only in her diary entries.
Told with disarming candor, Melissa P.'s bittersweet tour of extreme desires is as poignant as it is titillating. This is a stunning erotic debut.
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