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Spud by John van de Ruit
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Jan 08, 2010

it was ok
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Read in January, 2010

Spud is starting his first year of boarding school in South Africa during the major political upheaval about aparteid. His family is absolutely crazy and embarassing. Unfortunately, his new house mates are absolutely insane quirky as well. Spud (John Milton)makes new friends, deals with relationship issues, finds out that teachers are people too, and has a wonderful singing career. Since it is about a boys boarding school, sex is an often discussed topic, especially since Spud's nickname is related to his lack of penis maturity.
The best thing about this book is that it is written in the format of a diary. It would be a great example for multigenre. Even though the story is mildly interesting, it reads so slowly. It felt like it took forever to get through this one.
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