Saturday, July 19, 2008

Five great books about teenage girls and sex

Kerry Cohen received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Oregon and an MA in counseling psychology from Pacific University.

A practicing psychotherapist, she is the author of the young adult novel Easy and the newly released, Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity.

Invited by to "[r]ecommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise," she came up with:
Five Great Books about Teenage Girls and Sex (in no way an exhaustive list)

The Only Girl in the Car by Kathy Dobie

Towelhead by Alicia Erian

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Promiscuities by Naomi Wolf

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Read the interview from which this list is drawn.

Visit Kerry Cohen's website and her blog.

--Marshal Zeringue