The fictionalized memoir of Melissa P., a Sicilian teenager whose quest for love rapidly devolves into a shocking journey of sexual discovery. In graphic detail, and I mean graphic, she describes her entry into the underworld of eroticism. Told with disarming candor, Melissa P.’s bittersweet tour of extreme desires is as poignant as it is titillating.
Very quick pace as you are brought into the ever busy world of a teenager. Very much a character study of a teenager who is trying to discover her identity and what it is to love. The location is not important to the story, could be set anywhere. Explores the moral undertones of the society versus individuals.
Bestseller in Italy. Explicit content but the sadness and desperation apparent in Melissa makes it almost irrelevant. 2003, 167 pages.