10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Hilarious, horrible, heart-breaking - spot on!,
This review is from: Doing it (Hardcover)
This book was probably written for teenagers but it's perhaps easier to empathise with (and laugh at) the characters - 3 testosterone-fuelled, sex-desperate seventeen year old boys - from the More Mature angle (she says at 24 putting on her horn-rimmed glasses), looking back on one's teenage years in absolute horror and sniggering at things which seemed oh-so-important ten years ago.
Yes, the book is about sex. Lots of it. Graphic sex. But it is also about first love/crushes, peer pressure, and above all (and rather joyously) about good friendship. At the end of the book it is friendship which triumphs above sex, lust, and anything else.
Dino is the "golden boy" of the group, desperate to lose his virginity, with his eyes set on Jackie who teases him. Jonathan is annoyed and worried by his feelings for his friend Deb - she is lovely, but she's *fat*. How can he hold his cool and go out with a *fat* girl? Ben is carrying on a secret affair with his drama teacher - but the schoolboy fantasy soon turns into a nightmarish reality.
"Doing It" is horribly, fantastically believable. It's a great rollicking read, like Jilly Cooper for boys, but whatever your age you'll find it addictive and cheering for the lovable characters.