Doing It

Melvin Burgess

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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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Praise for Doing It

“What’s invaluable is the sneak peek we get into how guys’ self-obsessed minds work. (And thankfully—beneath the smut—they actually do have feelings.)”—Seventeen
 
“The funniest young adult book I’ve read in a long time. Fresh, honest, and totally hilarious.”—Alloy.com

“As a card-carrying boy, I appreciate the male P.O.V. of this novel, so kudos to Burgess for exploring a sensitive subject in an honest way.”—Elle Girl

"Fun, peppy and unusually frank . . . Readers of both sexes whose hormones have just begun to simmer will welcome a book that so accurately mirrors their new worldview."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


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DOING IT by Melvin Burgess | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of DOING IT . A trio of British teens fantasize, agonize, masturbate, grope, kiss, feel up, and shag their way through one seemingly endless school year in which traditional teen-novel concerns are entirely thrown over for sex.
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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess is the author of many novels for young adult and middle-grade readers. Among them are Nicholas Dane, The Ghost Behind the Wall (Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year), and Smack (winner of Britain’s Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize for Fiction, as well as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults). In 2001, he wrote the novelization of the film, Billy Elliot. Mr. Burgess lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, in England.

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Doing It
Melvin Burgess

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NYPL Books for the Teen Age

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
January 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312551353
ISBN10: 0312551355
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
Age Range: 16 to 18
Grade Range: 11 to 13
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
May 2004
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805075656
ISBN10: 0805075658
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 7 1/2 inches, 336 pages
Age Range: 16 to 18
Grade Range: 11 to 13 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 670L

$15.95

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e-Book Agency
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
January 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429936095
ISBN10: 1429936096
Young Adult Fiction336 pages
Age Range: 16 to 18
Grade Range: 11 to 13
$7.12
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