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DELIGHTFULY FUNNY!Was this review helpful?
Reviewed by Miss Chuma Banjwa from Cape Town, South Africa on 06 July 2007
1594 of 3176 people found the following review helpful:
Though I suspect he might not like this, I must admit that I found Spud to be somewhat reminiscent of Adrian Mole!
A fun and easy to read book with the most delightful characters ever! I don't see how anyone could not enjoy reading this book...it's genuinely hilarious without even trying too hard!
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Reviewed by Michelle from Gordons Bay on 15 July 2010
167 of 347 people found the following review helpful:
A fun, funny, light-hearted read where you cannot help but paw away at the pages! Van der Ruit has created a novel that makes entertaining reading for both youths and adults alike. Once you've finished with it you'll miss the lark of the Crazy Eight so much that you'll instantly feel compelled to buy the next novel (The Madness Continues) as I did. This is refreshing local fiction at its best and in my opinion a big "screw you" to the likes of JM Coetzee whose writing about South Africa is morbid and deeply depressing
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Reviewed by Priscilla Fick from Mossel Bay, South Africa on 15 February 2006
3456 of 6939 people found the following review helpful:
This is probably one of the best books I have read in a long time. Having attended an elite girls' school myself, I was able to identify with the characters in the book.
John Milton (aka Spud), Gecko, Rambo, and the other five members of the crazy eight, as well as Spud's strange parents will have you in fits of laughter from the very first page. So too will the antics of his eccentric English teacher, The Guv. Ah and let's also not forget the blossoming of young love, along with all the hormonal confusion it brings...
I recommend this book to everyone between the ages of 13 to 100! It really is worth every penny.
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