Spud by John van de Ruit
Spud is generally a book which will have you rolling around laughing about half the time. It follows John ‘Spud’ Milton as he spends his first year at an elite boys only private school. The adventures he has there are only to be described as absolutely and madly funny. But even outside school his family are a constant pain, with about everything possible going wrong for them.
Causing the most chaos at school are his house, nicknamed ‘the crazy eight’ (for good reason too!). The funniest (definitely!) book I’ve read. This is a great and appealing read for boys, and one I would highly recommend.
This is only the first book in the series and is being filmed as a movie because it is the fastest selling book in South Africa – and I can see why! 5 stars.
Review by Aaron of Johnsonville