The First Annual Kidlitosphere Conference
October Country: Books of the Season

Books Now Available: Spud

Back in early August I reviewed Spud, by John van de Ruit. I called it "laugh out loud funny", and defined it thus:

"Told in diary and letter format, Spud tells of John (Spud) Milton's first year at an elite boys' boarding school in 1990 South Africa. Spud comes from a family that edges beyond quirky into the realm of dysfunctional, though he himself is fairly normal."

Fans seeking a coming of age story with humor and heart (and not afraid of a little teen male crudeness) should look no further.

Book: Spud
Author: John van de Ruit
Pages: 352
Age Range: 12 and up
Publisher: Razorbill
Expected Publication Date: October 4, 2007 (note that publication dates are subject to change)