Doing It – Melvin Burgess



Melvin Burgess has written several highly acclaimed books for young adults, including Smack. Mr. Burgess lives in Manchester, England.

Noteworthy: Won the LA Times Book Award for Young Adult Fiction

The book in one sentence: Three boys, in their quest to get laid, learn the meaning of doing it.

Who would you recommend it to: Teenage, hormone-laden boys. But only if they’re the deep-thinking kind.

OK bits: The sexy bits. Only okay because it’s not explicit. Well, it is a book for teenagers (who probably did far more than what the characters did, but political correctness and all that), not erotica! ­čś│

Boring bits: The drama that baffles both the boys and myself.

Verdict: I feel pretty indifferent towards. Can’t hate it, but can’t love it either. Meaning, don’t read it unless you can’t help it.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. silverneurotic
    Aug 14, 2007 @ 04:09:16

    So, he went from heroine addictions to sex…hm. Don’t know if that’s a step up or a step down. Have you read “Smack”?

    nylusmilk: no, i haven’t. is that about your reference to heroine? is it a young adult novel? is it good? am i asking too many questions? ­čśŤ


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  3. Sabrina
    Dec 22, 2008 @ 11:31:41

    I thought Smack was great. And I don’t read bad books unless I am required to in school.
    If Doing it is nearly half as good as Smack I’d read it.

    nylusmilk: haven’t read smack, but this isn’t good in my opinion. read only if you have nothing else better to read!


  4. welsh to the core
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 17:13:41

    I love junk and doing it

    eread them both – but not one after the other

    read junk first its bettre or jun second because its better eather way read it

    nylusmilk: right…


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