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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (2,255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa P. Narrator: Melissa Parente Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/15/2014

    " I found this ok to read, but not as candy-flossy as I'd expected. Not really candy-flossy at all, actually. Its supposedly the diary of a real teenage girl from Italy who goes through a period of sleeping with lots of different people, not in the best situations, because she's got a strange view of herself, relationships & the need to be loved. I say its supposed to be the diary of a real girl, because I'm not entirely convinced. I don't know of anyone who wrote or thought that way between the ages of 14-16, or could write such detailed accounts in a diary. The situations seemed a little too staged, & all the people she retells conversations with all seem to speak in the same way she does. There is probably a grain of truth behind it all, but to me it is a fictionalised account to a greater extent than is implied. But that doesn't detract from the book at all. The writing is really very good, even if she does have a tendency to string too many adjectives together. The sleazy content of it isn't used as a quick way to grab attention, because the writing & thoughts that come with the situations are educated & insightful. Its not a book I'd read again, but it was a good read for the little effort it took to get through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebekkila | 2/10/2014

    " I don't read erotica, but since this was based on the author's real life experiences I thought I would give it a try. When Melissa was 14 she got involved in a bad sexual relationship which she seemed to enjoy because she actively sought out more. I don't even know what more to say. She allows herself to be humiliated by her many lovers, I had no sympathy for her. I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ShaRose | 1/7/2014

    " Though sexually explicit, the graphic nature of a young girl's thoughts in an expository style of writing is felt during a critical time of personal sexual development makes for an insightful read. It makes an argument that more needs to be discussed openly with responsible, mature leadership of women with young girls prior to approaching, on the cusp of, and during their initiation into accepting their own womanhood to inspire greater levels of self esteem and self-knowledge about sexual, dating and relationship matters. I find that it is imperative for girls to not be so compartmentalized about sex as this journal portays. Come to think of it, grown women, including myself, can use these types of life lessons on-goingly! It is shocking that teen girls in recent generations are becoming more involved in escapades that are potentially life threatening and harmful to them in the long-term being so cavalier about sex and their own sexual trust and expression. I know I was no different in some ways in my own youth and took unnecessary risks, don't we all, whether self-aware or not, but even with my own generation's sense of coming into one's own does not compare to the shock value of what was floating around in Melissa P.'s mind and inked in her journals at her early teenage age. However, it might be that the language seemed harsher in context due to my reading an English translation since this work was originally written in Italian. This book is a unique look at a sexual coming of age story of a young girl becoming a woman, and her authentic voice shines forth through her bright vocabulary. I might suggest a parental read through first, but then no parent would want their daughter reading this, mine if I had any any for certain! But a young girl herself seeking some help to understand a rather confusing topic and time in her life might find this a way to read about a fellow youthful experience without herself having to get somewhat lost in it. In the end Melissa P. finds a positive resolution, as her story unfolds over a few years, the reader senses she has learned the difference between sex and love, and has evolved into loving herself more fully first. Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself I suggest reading the slender book "Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself" and the rest of Judith Duerk's books as any woman's companion and guide. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ida | 12/31/2013

    " Still in shock.... Can't believe people ( Girls! ) are doing such things... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emma Goodwin | 11/29/2013

    " Porn without plot. Over-descriptive. Disturbing.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Feleicia | 11/23/2013

    " I loved it when I first read it, of coarse I was only 13. As I have gotten older and re-read it I have realized that it was not as risky as some of the book I have read now. But will always have a place in my favorites list. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jorge | 11/4/2013

    " Literatura basura. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirvan Ereon | 9/8/2013

    " I liked this book. Although I do not remember at all what happened in it but then, I may have to reread it again to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Renia Carsillo | 7/18/2012

    " I just can't wrap my head around this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliana Vargas Ferreira | 4/18/2012

    " I was so excited to read this book because I had read a lot of reviews saying that it was sooo surprising. Result: not so surprising! :P But I could understand her reasons, and the way she felt, so I like it. Teenage stuff mode "on". Lolita complex mode "TOTALLY on". LOL "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joshp1 | 2/12/2012

    " Terrible book. It was suppose to be erotic, but the sex scenes were very short pretty much just mentions. Also rape is not interesting unless it's a detective book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arthur | 2/4/2012

    " It's a short diary of a teenager discovering sex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jam Alcid | 7/1/2011

    " I can't still fathom the intensity of this wisp of a book. Told in a very personal tone, 100 Brush Strokes Before Bed may seem overtly sexual and hard to relate to, but believe me that once you're done with it you will see a little bit of Melissa in you. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maurizio (matemati) | 5/14/2011

    " La vergogna della letteratura (?) italiana ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh Linley | 11/21/2010

    " A great story of unbridled youth and ...well, fucking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 9/23/2010

    " Catherine M. is way better. but i guess she gets props for so much sex before the age of 18 "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Winfield | 1/30/2010

    " Book very dry..... the young lady narrating this story is slow in thinking and understanding her surroundings. The more I read the worse it got. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kyle | 3/21/2009

    " This book was just ok. I enjoyed some parts and fell asleep during others. Not something I would reread or really recommend, but it is different from the other books I've been reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Porisu | 3/1/2009

    " Es tan... cuatico. Auque lo recuerdo poco, se que es cuatico. "

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