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Doing It Hardcover – 1 May 2003

3.5 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press, London; First Edition edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862647886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862647889
  • Package Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,020,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Doing It Melvin Burgess has written what is potentially the most controversial young adult novel ever. It's an honest and funny book about three teenage British boys learning about themselves and life through their sexual experiences. But here's the catch: the story is told from the point of view of the hormone-sodden young males, naughty bits and all.

Gorgeous Dino thinks that equally gorgeous Allie should realise that they belong together and is puzzled and frustrated when their passionate lovemaking always ends with her refusing him. Jonathan fancies sensible, sexy Deborah but can't admit it to his friends, even after several steamy grope sessions, because she is…well…plump. And Ben is living every teenage boy's dream, an affair with a lusty teacher--but somehow it's getting to be too much of a good thing. Nearly all young adult novels about love and sexuality are told by and for girls: the perspective of this book will be educational for female readers. --Patty Campbell, Amazon.com

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'Melvin Burgess is a rare talent whose work is powerful, compelling and sensitive.' Lee Hall (screenwriter of Billy Elliot)

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