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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2003 Fazi Editore; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishers Pty Ltd.
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Critic Reviews

"A book that has had a wallop of an impact ... readers have simply devoured it." (The New York Times)
"Melissa tells herself no fairy tales - and therein lies the odd, potent purity of these pages." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Perry Gallagher on 09-19-08

Not a Vampire Story..

The book is quite erotic. When the narrator uses her own voice it is very enjoyable, but when she switches to the Italian Lover's voice (all of them) she sounds as though she is impersonating a Vampire. I think it would have been better if she left out her attempt at an Italian accent.

Overall it was enjoyable.

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1 out of 5 stars
By K. Adler on 06-13-18

I hated everything about this book

This book was just terrible. The narrator has a thick Australian accent, but the story takes place in Sicily. It was distracting. The story itself is just pornographic. The girl is silly and naive on one page and then getting gang banged like ten pages later. I am not a prude or usually disturbed by sex, but this was just unbelievable and gross. I have never returned a book on audible. This will be my first. It was that bad.

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