Dino really fancies fit, sexy Jackie, but she just won't give him what he wants … Jonathan likes Deborah, but she's a bit fat – what will his mates say? Ben's been secretly shagging his teacher for ages. He used to love it, but what if he wants to stop? Three lads discovering sex for the first time. But do any of them really know what they're doing?
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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.comReview:
"Burgess captures teenage life brilliantly." (The Sunday Times)
"Comically toe-curling... Funny, honest and touching." (The Observer)
"A well-developed story that will spark reflection on the meaning and strength of peer and romantic relationships." (School Library Journal)
"Provocative teen fiction looking at the subject of teenage sex. Stimulated a lot of discussion in hardback and sure to do the same now. Written by the author of "Junk" which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal." (The Guardian)
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141018038