David screamed and the ghostly boy opened his mouth and screamed back. But his scream wasn't the scream of a child—it was the scream of an old, old man.
"Come back, come back," screamed the ghost in his cracked old voice. "Don't leave me. Don't go!"
Twelve-year-old David lives with his dad in a big old apartment building called Mahogany Villas. When he discovers he can climb through the vent pipes in the building and get into other apartments and play tricks on people, he simply can't resist.
His main victim is Robert Alveston, a forgetful man in his nineties who is afraid that he is losing his mind. But David's nasty pranks soon disturb more than his elderly neighbor. One day he comes face-to-face with a ghost, at first friendly but more and more terrifying as it becomes clear that he has a particular grudge against Mr Alveston. Soon both the old man and David are in great danger.
"An ultimately poignant adventure that will captivate British author Burgess' fans." - Booklist
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.