Spud by John van de Ruit

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 5 Critic Reviews



The record-breaking, bestselling Spud arrives in paperback

JOHN ?SPUD? MILTON takes his first hilarious steps toward manhood in this delicious, laugh-out-loud boarding school romp, full of midnight swims, raging hormones, and catastrophic holidays that will leave the entire family in hysterics and thirsty for more!


About John van de Ruit

See more books from this Author
John Van De Ruit (johnvanderuit.book.co.za) is an actor, writer, producer and playwright, and the author of the phenomenal South African hit Spud and its record-breaking follow-up Spud: The Madness Continues. He lives in Durban, South Africa.
Published October 4, 2007 by Razorbill. 364 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Spud

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In the much-anticipated sequel to the surprise South African bestseller Spud (2007), John “Spud” Milton’s tale of boarding-school life picks up with 14-year-old John ready for his next school year.

| Read Full Review of Spud

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

In this case, hell is an elite, all-boys boarding school in Durban, South Africa, in 1990, and Milton is 13-year-old John “Spud” Milton, his nickname referring to the diminutive private parts of this preadolescent boy, an indicator of the level of humor and behavior (and privacy) at the school.

| Read Full Review of Spud

The Guardian

See more reviews from this publication

Spud by John van de Ruit 400pp, Puffin, £6.99 Concerned as I am about inciting envy among older readers, I feel entitled to point out that I'm younger than Adrian Mole.

May 31 2008 | Read Full Review of Spud

The Age

Marsh's film opts to focus on the bond that John Milton, aka Spud, forms with the Guv (the boys' nickname for their eccentric, alcoholic literature teacher, played by Cleese), leaving a potential sequel to zoom in on the ''Crazy Eight'' (the group of boys, who dominate the books).

Apr 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Spud

Curled Up Kids

A thirteen-year-old boy with dysfunctional parents can only hope that life in boarding school will be an improvement.

| Read Full Review of Spud

Reader Rating for Spud

An aggregated and normalized score based on 79 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review