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By A Customer
This review is from: One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed (Paperback)
Writing as a sixteen year old myself Melissa P. writes with a brutal honesty that most sixteen year old girls use when talking to friends, that most adults do not realise they possess. Obviously most, if not all, do not experience what Melissa P. does in her fictionalized memoir's and at times it is shocking and uncomfortable to read but she writes in such a way that you sympathise with her, in her need to be loved and understood. For most people when they read this they will not be able to belive that this is the work of a sixteen year old, but maybe it should be used as an indication of how different teenager's lives are today and how adult experiences are being sampled at a younger age. This "worldwide erotic bestseller" should definitely be read by people who dismiss teenager's as not being capable to experience real feelings. Definitely a book to be read even if it is to dismiss it as just an erotic one hit wonder or to class it as a wonderful piece of writing to give insight to a teenager's mind.