Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Doing It

Doing It

Melvin Burgess

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)




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.

NYPL Books for the Teen Age, NYPLT Books for the Teen Age, Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library


Doing It

"OK," said Jonathon. "The choice is this. You either have to shag Jenny Gibson--or else that homeless woman who begs spare change outside Cramner's bakers."
Dino and Ben recoiled in disgust. Jenny was known...


In the Press

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. - Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

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.

Melvin Burgess

From the Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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