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Spud by John van de Ruit
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Aug 04, 2011

it was amazing

I decided to read this book because my brother had read it and thought it was good.
This book fits the category "book made into a film" on my bingo board (movie has been released in South Africa but not in NZ yet).

I thought that this book was probably one of the best books I've ever read. It was well written, hilarious and exciting. I also liked it because the boy in the book is about the same age as me so I could relate to him well.
It was also good because it was based in 1990 in South Africa and in that time Nelson Mandela had just been released from prison so it was interesting to hear about peoples thought about this and the apartheid at the time.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was when I'd finished but then I found out there was a sequel so that made up for it.

I would recommend this book to anyone (but mostly boys) 12 and up.

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