Spud: The Madness Continues by John van de Ruit

Spud: The Madness Continues ( #2)

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Synopsis: Spud's nearly 15 and although he is no longer the youngest or the smallest in his dorm, his second year at boarding school is beset with women trouble, misguided late-night adventures and excruciating family visits. With his dreams of a stage career in tatters after a disastrous house play production of Noah's Ark, Spud, armed with only his wits and his diary, invites us to delve further into the mind of a boy who discovers that the long path to manhood is never easy... especially when all around him the madness continues...

John “Spud” Milton returns for his second year at an elite all-boys school in Durban, South Africa, where apartheid is still ruling in 1991. Little has changed between the Crazy Eight- except of course that they are now seven. The Madness Continues is slightly less hectic than Spud, though there is still plenty to digest. It seems John van de Ruit is saving up for a third book and possibly beyond! With the same nutty characters, outrageous humour, and casual violence, the title of this sequel is 100% accurate. Currently some of the funniest stuff in the YA book-o-sphere.

About Rhys

Rhys is a 19 year old with roots in the UK and Germany. Aside from reading and blogging, he also produces theatre, loves Kate Bush and hopes to pursue a career in publishing. His reviews have been widely quoted in books such as Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines Quartet, Catherine Bruton’s Pop!, James Treadwell’s Advent and Anarchy and he has presented at such events as Book Expo America.

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