Review: Doing It by Hannah Witton

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


Sexting. Virginity. Consent. The Big O … Let’s face it, doing it can be tricksy. I don’t know anyone (including myself) who has sex all figured out. So I’ve written a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions and revelations.

And because none of us have all the answers, I’ve invited some friends and fellow YouTubers to talk about their sexuality, too.

We talk about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you’re ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want. So. Let’s do this …

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What I liked:

I don’t read a whole lot of non-fiction, but I’m a big Hannah fan. Once I heard about this book, I knew it was one I simply had to read. This is the sort of book I wish I’d had growing up. It’s got a plethora of really helpful advice and encapturing stories that would really have eased my hormone-riddled mind as a teen.

Holly Bourne’s Wormtail Test is something that will probably stay with me for the rest of my life.

Useful mental imagery to have in your head: Would this still be sexy if Wormtail was doing it?

I adored the Georgia Nichols style kissing ladder on one chapter. Like Hannah, I grew up adoring Louise Rennison’s teenage heroine, and seeing the kissometer brought me right back to being 16 again.

What I didn’t like:

While I loved the input from experts and people affected by the issues spoken about in the book, I felt like sometimes there was a little too much external input. I would have loved to hear more of Hannah’s voice.

Out of five:

Four. There’s some incredible insights and advice here, but at times I wished there was a little more of Hannah in this book. Put a copy of this into the hands of every teenager you meet.


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