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Doing It
     

Doing It

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by Melvin Burgess
 

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ISBN-10: 0805080791

ISBN-13: 2900805080796

Pub. Date: 05/02/2006

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

The award-winning author Melvin Burgess's ribald and insightful account of contemporary teenage life chronicles the ups and downs of doing it. The controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life As We Know It (now available on DVD) was based, Doing It introduces us to Dino, Jon, and Ben, three teenage best friends who can't

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The award-winning author Melvin Burgess's ribald and insightful account of contemporary teenage life chronicles the ups and downs of doing it. The controversial book on which the cult favorite ABC television series Life As We Know It (now available on DVD) was based, Doing It introduces us to Dino, Jon, and Ben, three teenage best friends who can't stop thinking about, and talking about (and hoping to experience) sex.

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ISBN-13:
2900805080796
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336

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Doing It 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished reading it, but so far, it's very bizarre and funny. And if you blokes *ha ha* looked up some of the british slang, you would realize that these are actual words, and it makes the book easier to read. I'm not going to tell you what the words mean because that would take away your opportunity to learn to use a dictionary. This was the dirtiest book ever. It's disgustingly descriptive. I got sick reading it. Yes, the british people are a different sort. But it's also funny. Dino is a loser. I think that if teens read this book (especially those impressionable type with no will or backbone) they will think that they should have sex or they're not cool. But relationships are not all about sex. Ben is not a 'lucky bastard' because he seems trapped in his relationship with his teacher. Awkward.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
Follow the sexual adventures of three friends Dino, Ben, and Jonathan. A great book, as Dino deals with his parents rocky marriage, a girlfriend who wont sleep with him, and a disturbe girl who will, his friend Ben deals with a secret relationship with his teacher, that turns very disturbing, and Jonathan has to deal with going out with a 'fat' girl. A great book that is honest with teenage relationships, leaves you wondering what happens to these guys, and really should have a sequel, great book, any teenager, especially boys, will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I enjoyed most about this book is that it was from a male point of view, or 3 males points of view. As a female reader it was one of the first YA books I had come across that covered this topic and it wasnt a female narrator.
Always_Classic More than 1 year ago
From the beginning of this book until the end, I was laughing out loud. The characters are so entertaining and relatable. Burgass does a wonderful job of flowing from one character's story to the next. You'd think it'd be choppy and hard to follow, but it's completely the opposite. This book shows the male's point of view on sex in a hilarious way. My 21 year old boyfriend and my 58 year old mom both enjoyed this book. Burgass has a very addictive writing style. Definitely pick this book up NOW.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks around for a mate and s€x
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ican relate to a lot of this. I've actually done this type of thing before with my boyfriend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a good book to see through a boys mind.. ( hence im a girl) but some of the characters r more interestn than others. U might find ur self lookn for the boy u like best to read about
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read very interesting
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This book is a really good book so far i have only read 3 chapters
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1bigvikki More than 1 year ago
this story i found to be very interesting because it was more from a male's perspective, though I do have to say that I wasn't as satisfied as I believed I would be with the ending. I thought that there was more room to tell more, but instead of giving a rather more deeper ending, to me it seemed as if it kind of just ended.....but overall it was good and it made me laugh when I needed to and it had its true moments that display events that occur in / throughout our lives today.
SarahER More than 1 year ago
when they say doing it, they mean DOING IT! haha lots of sex in here
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Zoey_Payne More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I feel like each of the characters has something relatable to them. It even touches on my favorite topic of chubby chasing. It's a quick read and definately worth it.
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This book has a lot of sexual stories, but the book is good. It had me laughing all the time. There is a lot of things that kids can relate to. I think this is a great book to read its really funny and interesting.
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