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Loose Girl by Kerry Cohen
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Kerry Cohen discovers that she can use her body to get male attention at a young age. As she enters her teen years, this craving for attention and affection grow into something she struggles to control. She equates sex with love, leading to a series of unfulfilling sexual encounters with men she barely knows who want nothing more than her body. As time goes on, the situations she puts herself in get more dangerous, and Kerry's desperation increases. She is often left feeling numb, unlovable, and alone.

Loose Girl is a brutally honest, poignant memoir of one girls search for love. I found it distressing to think about how little self-respect she had, and how she falsely believed that each man she slept with might lead to love and ultimately allow her to value herself. The rare moments where Kerry was temporarily disillusioned towards her actions and felt ashamed of her behavior were particularly touching to read because I could really sense the internal conflict she was struggling with. Loose Girl is not a memoir for readers that have an aversion to sexual encounters, or reader that are looking for intimacy. It is an honest and unflattering look at desperation, promiscuity, fear, and loneliness. I highly recommend this memoir!

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