To be honest, I was pretty appalled when I began reading this book. Appalled by how three sexually-hungry teenage boys think about ‘it’ and girls. Perhaps that’s really the way they think?
Dino, Ben, and Jonathan are best friends and they are always talking about doing it. Dino is a good-looking boy and many girls are after him. He’s also known as a player. However, he is desperate to get it on with the prettiest girl in school, Jackie. But, she already has an older boyfriend and is always pushing Dino away. Anyway, later, she decides to just give Dino a ride and then chuck him away.
Ben, on the other hand, is having a secret affair with his teacher, Miss Young. They’ve been meeting each other discreetly and not even Ben’s friends suspect a thing. If they are found out, Miss Young could lose her job because dating a student is totally against the law! Miss Young is a woman who likes to take risks until Ben feels like ending the relationship. He’s not allowed to mix with other girls his age nor have other girlfriends. Miss Young watches him like a hawk.
Jonathan likes his good friend, Deborah. She’s smart, humorous, easy to talk to, and everything. There’s one big issue though. She’s considered fat by the other guys. Jonathan is shy to date her because of her weight. Behind her back, he talks bad about her with his friends, which isn’t very kind. When they kissed during Dino’s party, she’s always hanging on to him but he’s, like, brushing her off or simply ignoring her when she smiled at him.
Doing It is written from the characters’ points of view, which is what makes this book interesting. How guys think and how girls think, too. Besides that, this story is easy and fast to read. You could finish it in a day or two. It’s a fine book but not one that I’ll be reading again.
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