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Pages: 416

Language: English

Publisher: Penguin (2 Jun. 2011)

By: John van de Ruit(Author)

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Spud Milton (practically a man in most areas) is hoping for a smooth ride as he returns to boarding school as a senior. But instead he finds his vindictive arch-enemy is back to taunt him and a garrulous new boy has taken residence in his dorm, along with the regular inmates and misfits he calls friends. Spud's world has never felt more uncertain as he attempts to master Shakespeare, girls, religion and the meaning of life.

Once again, armed only with his wits and his diary, Spud invites us on a hilarious journey deep into the sublime and ridiculous world of being a teenager.

John van de Ruit was born in Durban, South Africa and educated at the University of Natal where he completed a Masters degree in Drama and Performance. since 1998 he has been a professional actor, playwright and producer. His first novel, Spud, has become an international award-winning bestseller, and the fastest selling book in South Africa's publishing history.

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  • By nono on 19 September 2017

    All my expectations were satisfied. Spud the virgin soldier's quest for learning whether intellectual or carnal continues in good company. Eat your heart out Tom Brown!

  • By Dr G. on 29 July 2017

    so funny recommend to anyone who likes diary of wimpy kid

  • By Darrell on 14 July 2011

    Well, if your thinking about buying this, then you're probably aware that this is the 3rd installment by "John van de Ruit" in the SPUD series.It's keeps with the excellent story line, and character building of the first two books - more of the same - but that's what you would expect, and probably want anyway.New characters, and returns by some past characters ... all the makings of another great SPUD Book.Learning to fly is a must if you've read the other SPUD books - I pre-ordered my copy, and awaited eagerly for it's arrival - as the other published versions of this book were not available in Europe, like they were in South Africa.5 Stars - well I couldn't put it down, and raced through every page, when ever I could manage to escape life for a little reading. As with the first two books, it follows the diary format, so no need to brake at chapters, you can just pick-up and put-down at almost any time without loosing the current plot or story line.

  • By The Smegger on 10 December 2012

    This book is the third instalment in the Spud series by John van de Ruit. If you've read the other two, you'll know all about the Spud series by now. If you haven't, I'd recommend buying the first two, but I'll explain the basic outline.John 'Spud' Milton goes to an exclusive South African boy's boarding school in the early 1990s. He is a member of the 'Crazy Eight', the nickname of the boys in Spud's house and year group, including the tough Robert 'Rambo' Black, the muscular, self-appointed leader, Vern 'Rain Man' Blackadder, a deranged boy who pulls out his hair in clumps and generally acts very weirdly, Sidney 'Fatty' Smitherson-Scott, a rather obese boy (hence the name), who will eat almost anything, holds the unofficial school farting record and is one of Spud's best friends throughout the series, and Leonard Pike, a boy two years ahead of Spud, not in the 'Crazy Eight' and a very nasty, vindictive boy.This third book is set in 1992 and as always, mad things are going on around Spud as he returns for his third year. Much to his horror, Pike is back and is now a prefect, while a new, extremely talkative and hyper boy from Malawi has moved into Spud's dormitory. He gets a part in a Shakespeare production and in the process, spends a term at a girls' school along with several other boys. His family are as nutty as ever, with Spud developing an aversion to eating fish after a stay with his news bulletin and Queen Elizabeth II-obsessed grandmother, Wombat.Girls are a major trouble in Spud's world, with his large-breasted girlfriend 'Mermaid' wanting to be just friends with him and femme fatale Amanda still the object of his pinings, while school slapper Christine being the subject of surprisingly pleasureable dreams.All in all, this is a slightly puerile, very funny sequel to the first two Spud books, "Spud" and "Spud: The Madness Continues". If you've already read them, buy this book. If you haven't, I highly recommend buying them first so you are up to date with the full story of John Milton's schooldays. Happy reading!

  • By Leo Anthony on 27 June 2011

    If you enjoyed the first two books this one won't let you down. The character of Spud matures and John van der Ruit is brilliant in his ability to maintain the wit and dialogue of the previous books whilst quietly elaborating on the conflicts and aspirations of young Spud in his penultimate year of school. His best yet.

  • By Shakira Mason on 5 January 2015

    If you liked the first two Spud books, you'll love this one. With a big chunk of the book set in a girls school, it's very different to the previous books and sees Simon suffer a questionable breakdown and Fatty fall in love! This book has plenty of laughs and is a very successful third entry in the series.

  • By Person on 12 April 2015

    AmazingHeartwarmingHilariousSadLovableSpudRamboBoggoFattyVernGarlicSimonMad DogRogerThe greatest book I've readThank you John van Der ruit

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