A SHOCKING book about the lustful experiences of a 15-year-old girl goes on sale in Britain today.
Melissa Panarello's graphic story of how she lost her virginity, had an orgy with five men, then sex with a married man, a transvestite and a lesbian has caused outrage.
But the book has sold 1.5million copies worldwide - knocking Harry Potter off the top of the best-seller list in her native Italy.
Pope John Paul II even warned youngsters about the book in case it made them promiscuous.
But Melissa, who lives in Rome and is now a millionaire at 18, said: 'Of course my book is pornographic - but it's not negative pornography.
'Pornography is part of our civilisation, yet we are told to take it as vulgar and dirty. But sex is a central part of our lives.
'I'm glad my book has caused controversy because it gets people talking and it brings sex out into the open.