Doing It by Melvin Burgess

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Dino, Jonathan, and Ben have got some problems, mostly with Jackie, Deborah, and Alison.

Dino's finally convinced Jackie, the most beautiful girl in school, to go out with him. She drives him mad with lust, but she 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. Also, a certain swelling has him convinced that he may have cancer of the penis.

Ben's problem is in a different category altogether-- he'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.

About Melvin Burgess

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Melvin Burgess has produced a body of work that is both challenging and thrilling, including the seminal teen drug and love novels "Smack" and "Doing It". His books have been adapted for film, stage, and television.
Published January 3, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 353 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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Hilarity (cleaning up after a weekend party) alternates with bittersweet (the end of Dino’s parents’ marriage), and all three boys end the year wiser, if not necessarily better.

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Doing It by Melvin Burgess Andersen Press £10.99, pp336 Well, he's been and gone and done it again.

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Doing It by Melvin Burgess 272pp, Andersen Press, £10.99 They always say a book aimed at young people should start with a bang.

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