Spud-The Madness Continues (Spud #2)
It?s 1991, and John ?Spud? Milton?s journey to manhood is still creeping along at a snail?s pace. Nearly fifteen, Spud?s starting his second year at boarding school and?to his utter mortification?he?s still a spud!
To make things worse, his dorm mates, the legendary Crazy Eight, have an unusual new member (Roger the cat), an
It's 1991, and John "Spud" Milton's journey to manhood is still creeping along at a snail's pace. Nearly fifteen, Spud's starting his second year at boarding school and, to his utter mortification, he's still a spud
I loved all his trouble with women and off course his parents and Wombat stole the ...more
i don't really know how to compare this to the first one, whether it's better or not or if it's similar. it definitely carries on the same humour and with the same format as before. once again, Spud is tagging along with the Crazy Eight (now including Roger) and waiting for his balls to drop.
actually, i think this book developed and showed a lot more character and growth than the previous. this one seems to get a little more serious, which is suitable as Spud is ...more
John Milton, aka Spud, returns to school. He approaches his 15th birthday, losing his girlfriend, The Mermaid, and acquiring another, Amanda. As if that isn’t enough, his mother decides that the family is emigrating. van de Ruit writes about my favourite character - his almost senile grandmother, The Wombat, with compassion, humour and style.
The Crazy 8 torment the new boys, struggle wit ...more
After reading t ...more
In the second book you learn more about the crazy eight and their antics which i can relate to of the anti ...more
This book flows straight from the last, not missing a beat. In this one we really get a feel for Spud struggling to identify himself in this madhouse of judgement and expectations. He really is a young boy trying to fit in but be true to himself. We get a great look at his struggles throughout this changing time of his life.
I love the casual use of language that is appropriate to the time and age group and also how it sometimes falls in gradually as he picks it u ...more
This book completes the "Diary, autobiography or biography" category on my bingo board (It's a diary).
This book was just as funny, interesting and superbly written as the first with just a few slightly boring parts.
It's great because there is so much stuff going on in Spud's life which makes the book so funny.
The only problem were that it was very similar to the first book which made it slightly boring in some parts.
It was s ...more
Van De Ruit’s humor had not diminished in this instalment; here, we still see quirks from the Crazy Eight, introduction of the new first years, the new matrics, the end of the old era, and shocking revelations. There were other things to keep you entertained, like the trip to Eng ...more
So it’s Spud’s second year of high school and, I assure you, it’s crazier than the first. I adored the fact that the gang kept the name The Crazy Eight, despite the Gecko situation. If they started calling themselves ‘The Crazy Seven’ I would have lost it. I am not sure if this book was better than the first or not. It was very funny, and had some plot twists that I should have expected, but didn’t. I also loved how Gecko was mentioned time and time again, it was adorable.
But as always ...more
I got this book for my 17th birthday i really did not expect to enjoy it because it's about a teenage boy whose balls haven't dropped, but next thing I know I'm crying!....with laughter... out loud!!! unable to breathe due to the laughing/crying mess that this book has reduced me to. One of the best birthday presents I've gotten, my favourite out of all the spud books.
My book is looking worse for wear on my book shelf because I've r ...more
i would give it 4.8 stars so i'll round up and give it 5
it was basically a continuation of Spud and if u haven't read it i suggest u read that first (it will tell u all of the characters names and nicknames and also if they have a position ex. housemaster)
if u read Spud a long time ago and don't remember it too well i suggest u re-read it before u read this book
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