Doing It

Doing It

Book - 2003
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I mean-I like girls. I get on well with them. And I like sex. Not that I've had all that much experience of it-not with another person being in the room at the same time, anyway. I just can't somehow put the two together. I can be getting on really well with a girl but as soon as I get an inkling that there might be a chance of anything happening, I just freeze up. It's scary.

Everything you never wanted to know about sex and boys-but probably should

Dino, Jonathan, and Ben have got some problems, mostly with Jackie, Deborah, and Alison.
Dino's girlfriend Jackie, the most beautiful girl in school, drives him mad with lust, but won't go all the way and relieve Dino of his desperately unwanted virginity.

Jonathan likes Deborah. She's smart and funny and she makes him feel very sexy, but she's kind of plump and his mates won't let him hear the end of it.

Ben's been seduced by Alison, the pretty young drama teacher at school. And what seems like a dream come true is actually making him miserable.

Award-winning author Melvin Burgess has written a daringly honest and often hilarious account of contemporary teenage life, and the ups and downs that surround "doing it."

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, c2003.
ISBN: 9780805075656
0805075658
9781783440634
Branch Call Number: YA BUR

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WhiteWolfGirl
Jul 25, 2012

just... just bad. This book is so fake, I'm astounded. The only reason I got to where I quit was because I kept thinking 'ok it's GOT to get better than this, right?" WRONG. Plus, the way it jumps all over the place breaks up the flow of any story, making it disorienting, confusing, and hard to follow. I highly recomend you all avoid this book if you like quality books.

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E_Kazan
Jul 22, 2011

I definitely agree with the other comments. This book is hilarious and well, it's real. This is how guys think, and if your interested it's a pretty good book. :)

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JamnJak
Feb 17, 2011

I thought that this book was HILARIOUS!! Some parts are so embarrassing you can’t help but laugh! If you like British humor you will definitely like this one! No regrets of reading it! It is easy to relate to the characters in the book at one point or another. LOVED it….end

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MegK
Feb 13, 2010

This book is very...interesting. I respect any author who isn't afraid to write about real life. And Melvin Burgess is definitely one of those authors. This book is, at times, quite explicit. But Burgess doesn't write like this to be crude. No, he does this because this is real life, and teens do face the issues brought up in "Doing It" every single day. They deserve to be able to read about it. And told from the male point of view...well, the information in this book is too valuable to be missed.

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E_Kazan
Jul 22, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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E_Kazan
Jul 22, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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MegK
Feb 13, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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MegK
Feb 13, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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EuSei Sep 19, 2012

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Jul 22, 2011

E_Kazan thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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MegK
Feb 13, 2010

MegK thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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