Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"Feddie Girl" Wins Finalist Award - USA Best Books 2010

Feddie Girl, the Nigerian novel authored by Nona David, receives "Best Books 2010" Finalist Award in two categories - Chick-Lit and Multicultural Fiction

FEDDIE GIRL the international adventure/thriller detailing  the experiences of an American teenager in a Nigerian (West Africa) boarding school has been presented two Best Books 2010 Finalist Awards sponsored by USA Book News.

USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of THE “BEST BOOKS 2010” AWARDS (BBA) on October 26, 2010. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and late 2009, and Feddie Girl by Nona David was honored emerged as Finalist in two categories.  

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, Penguin/Putnum, Rodale, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons, Moody Publishers, American Cancer Society, Sourcebooks, Bernard Books Publishing & hundreds of independent houses.

FEDDIE GIRL - The recent double Award-Winning Finalist by author Nona David published in February of 2010 - Tells the tale of thirteen year old Carlotta Ikedi who didn't like attending her American schools, and gets into constant trouble leading to two expulsions as a result of her behavior. Seeking a solution to Carlotta's problems, her parents enroll her in a private girls school in Nigeria. Carlotta faces a culture shock unlike any that she has ever known, and faces the challenge of succeeding on her own in a strange environment. In this wonderful coming of age novel, author Nona David weaves a fine story of character, friendship, and triumph over adversity.

Nona David, the celebrated author of this Award-Winning novel, currently lives with her husband in Cincinnati Ohio. She has a passion for foreign cultures and zeal to visit new places, learn new languages, and experience new things. Her background, friends, and experiences in Nigeria, West Africa is the major influence for her debut novel, FEDDIE GIRL.

Copies of FEDDIE GIRL can be purchased from the publisher: Bernard Books Publishing https://bernardbooks.com

A Facebook Page, dedicated to the fans of this novel at http://www.facebook.com/FeddieGirl already holds over 10,000 fans and readers.

Excerpts and Reviews of this novel are available on the publisher's website https://bernardbooks.com

A complete list of the winners and finalists of the “Best Books 2010” Awards are available online at http://www.USABookNews.com

Friday, June 11, 2010

Praise for "Feddie Girl" by readers like you

This book is splendid!!! I highly recommend it to everyone!!! The words flow so nicely. The story is suspenseful: you're curious about... what comes next and you just can't stop reading till the end. Hilarious!!! LOL!!!

The author certainly did a marvelous job and I'm amazed at how in-depth her research was. I could see myself as one of the characters in the book... LOL!!!
Kudos to Ms. David--the novel is a terrific read!!! Will definitely recommend to my friends.
Looking forward to a sequel...

I just read the excerpt from the novel, and my I found myself back in Fed Onitsha. all i can say is that Nona has a kind of writing style that is highly dramatic and poetic. She definitely has a way with words that seems to paint the picture as u read. i suspect this novel would fall into the category of novels that you want to know what's on the next page and u keep going on and on until u find urself on the last page. Well done Nona, the excerpt i read is really suspense filled and hilarious at the same time. One can easily fix up those characters looking back at school days hahahahahaha.

This book is just like back in school. Using our own private experiences we can attach names/faces to all the characters in the book. Lmao! We all know the "Senior Zika's" and "Senior Anita's" and all the wicked prefects like "Senior Chidi."
And the sikini's and Senior Rema's know themselves. Awesome!

this book takes me down memory lane of my days in fggc onitsha.the writer aptly described life in federal schools atleast during my own days in school.i had nostalgic feelns reading it and i dont regret all the experiences i had in school.good job by Nona David.

The author really did a great job. The book is awesome, the characters & events are very relatable. Every one who attended a feddy school in Nigeria should read it. It's really, really a must-read!!!!!

I couldn't stop laughing.... lol! THUMBS UP, NONA DAVID!

hilarious, we all had spectacular adventures, i did not know u culd write a book on that??!! ha ha ha lol!!

The novel is awesome, I really enjoyed it. I'm now waiting for Feddie Girl 2. Hope it comes out soon.

Keep up the good work.

Feddie Girl...  def leaves an impression

I'm currently reading this novel - Feddie Girl - It's really awesome! Luv it!

This book takes me down memory lane of my days in fggc onitsha.the writer aptly described life in federal schools atleast during my own days in school.i had nostalgic feelns reading it and i dont regret all the experiences i had in school.good job by Nona David.

This book rocks! For those of you who haven't read the American novel "Feddie Girl" by Nona David...

One can not afford to miss reading dis novel

Absolutely loving Feddie girl.

Just got Feddie girl n loving it. I live here in cincinnati and I am myself a feddie girl (Federal Government Girls college Sagamu).

Thanks for writing this book. Would definitely spread the word.

As a prospective novelist, I believe that I know what a grand novel can be. Feddie Girl, by Nona David is a well plotted novel with real stories précised from a background of Nigeria. Today, our stories are now wholly written and constructed and Nona David has showed it again in her novel- Feddie Girl.

Although I didn’t attend a Federal school in Nigeria, but I now understands what it is to be called a ‘feddie girl.’ For those of you who attended Federal Government colleges in Nigeria, this novel should be a must read!
I've read the book and it's simply amazing!! A must read for all those who attended boarding school in Nigeria.

Critics say the novel is brilliant and reviewers and all those who have read it absolutely love it.

The author dedicated the book to all Feddy alumni. It's so awesome!

Trust me, as ex-feddy students, you will absolutely love and relate to the events in this book, you'll think you're right there with the characters, living and breathing with them. Lol!

The novel is written for adults and reads like a thriller/international adventure with humor and romance thrown in. The sub-plots alone will blow you away! Lol!

A big thank you to Nona David the author of FEDDIE GIRL for the wonderful thought of writing a novel that will help all ex-feddie students remember those good old days in boarding school.

We the fans of Feddie Girl appreciate your efforts.

Seriously feddie girl has got to be the best nigerian literature I have read .. I luv it.....

my feddie girl is here..... i am sooo romancing this book tonight !!!

Hmnn this is really exciting and great! I can't wait to read this book.

I love your blogs and the excerpts of Feddie Girl. They remind me so much of my own experiences. I think it is a brillaint idea to write about Feddy school. Thanks, and please keep it up! PRO UNITATE!

I'm just loving this!

So interestin! I really enjoyed myself.

.......You're just too much.

A great novel!!! Teenage kids need to learn from the on start that the world doesn't revolve exclusively around them. Nigerian boarding school has a way of clipping wings and putting way-ward kids back in line. LOL!!!

As a veteran of a Federal school in Nigeria, I can very well relate to the characters in this book. Highly recommended!!!

I loved the book, too!

I hv only read few pages and am already in love wt it.

The book is a must read oooo!!!!!

Two hands in the air for Nona David!


The novel is captivating... I just couldn't stop laughing. It's a must-read!!!

I am proud of this bk 2 hun.i reali do mis fedigboks nd al our clasmates

Feddie gurl! Hmm it wasn't easy oh. The bk really brought back good old memories.

Luv da book and am happy to be a feddie gurl.,,,cheers

Once started I didn't want to stop reading the book!

I really love the novel... I can't wait for book 2..... lolllllll

mehn!!!!! cant wait for da book 2

I, for one, am waiting for the sequel. The events in the novel wowed me. I'm definitely impressed!!! This book is a must-read!!!

I've read the whole book. It sounds just like Feddy Owerri. I'm really impressed......

the novel is amazing

FEDDIE GIRL,you de beeeeeeeeeeee in fact the book is nice

...After reading through this book it reminded me of when I had to leave the UK at a young age to attend high School in Nigeria and I also shared, in a way the same experience as “Carlotta Ikedi” did in the book Feddie Girl...

The novel is truly fantastic... I really luv it!!!!!

Thanks, i love the novel

i love your book

what an interesting book, reminds me of the good old days in FGGC.i wish all FGGC gals can get to read this. thanks author!

The author really did a marvelous job. The events are suspense-filled and hilarious at the same time. One can easily see themselves as one of the characters and take a fun peek back into school days. Amazing...!!!

About the book:

Book Title: Feddie Girl: The Hilarious Adventures of an American Teen in a Nigerian Federal School
Author: Nona David
Publisher: Bernard Books Publishing, Ohio, USA https://bernardbooks.com
Date Published: February 28, 2010
Type: US Trade Paperback
Page No: 400
ISBN: 978-0-9824526-0-8

Back Blurb:
Carlotta Ikedi (A.k.a Feddie Girl) has never liked school. Not in California. Not in Oklahoma. When her exasperated parents ship her off to boarding school–in West Africa–Carlotta faces a life, culture, and existence unlike anything she’s ever known.
School rules and regulations, rising bell, lights-out, manual labor, inspections, dining time, prefects, punishments, mean bunkmates, and visiting days–it’s all here. But author Nona David takes Carlotta’s story a step further when her adventures lead to unfortunate incidents that threaten to drive her American family into the clutches of infidelity and organized crime.
Boarding school doesn’t get any better than this…
For those who have experienced the boarding school life, the adventures of Feddie Girl will bring those memories crashing back… For anyone else, get ready to see the world as Feddie Girl.

About the Author:
Nona David currently lives with her husband in Cincinnati Ohio. She has a passion for foreign cultures and zeal to visit new places, learn new languages, and experience new things. Her background, friends, and experiences in Nigeria, West Africa are the major influence for her debut novel, FEDDIE GIRL.

Where to purchase:
1. From the Publisher https://bernardbooks.com
2. LAGOS: 08023226389, 08023002049, 08098012049
3. ABUJA / KADUNA / JOS / KANO: 08066370106
5. ENUGU / NSUKKA / ONITSHA /ASABA: 08030908351

Read a sample of the novel on https://bernardbooks.com/FeddieGirlExcerpts.html

Monday, May 10, 2010

Life as a Feddy Girl

This is the continuation of an older post:

You know, just between you, me, and the gist in the "Feddie Girl" novel, the girls in this picture could have been Senior Zika (my bunkie), Senior Shade (my bunkie's friend), and Senior Anita (my dormitory prefect). Aren't they such darlings?

You think the fourth girl could have been me, with the grinning teeth and cute freckles?

You wish! Haha...

Jeez! Was I bestowed with this many freckles in the novel? Oh, well... 

Hey, guess what you get when you're thirteen? Freckles! Lol!

All right, back to the gist.

So we have successfully established a couple of things about Feddy Girls:

1. Living the Feddy life involves a lot of spunk and hard work.

2. Feddy Girls are a unique make of ladies who take pride in themselves, and would jump through hoops to maintain their Feddy status.

You know, right from the first day I stepped foot in a Nigerian Federal School (reluctantly, at first), I've always wondered what it really meant to be a "Feddy Girl." After spending several weeks in the dormitory of  a Feddy School, surrounded by many other female students, the realization suddenly hit me:


That's it! The ultimate aim of any Feddy Girl is to be set apart in the midst of other females. I realized early on that this was a thing of status. To be regarded as a Feddy Girl is a highly-regarded status earned by hard work, ingenuity, dedication, and merit. It starts, first of all, with being enrolled in a Nigerian Federal School, definitely, but involves a whole lot more.

You would expect, of course, for all students enrolled within a given school at a certain period of time to look, act, or speak alike in a broad sense per se, right? Sure! But this is hardly the case with students enrolled in Feddy schools. You see, it's all about uniqueness. Feddy Girls are generally alike, yes, but at the same time, they are really very unique in their own individual way. That, in my ultimate understanding, is what truly earns them the prestige of being Feddy Girls.

Please don't grill me on how many months of critical observation it took to arrive at this eureka-like conclusion. Lol! But, think about it. You'll know I'm right.

Okay, so ask yourself, "What makes a female student enrolled in a Nigerian Federal school a Feddy Girl?"

Here's an idea...

Imagine you're a student about to return to boarding school after the long holidays, and you need to equip yourself with a pair of school sandals. Brown, flat sandals is the norm for all secondary schools in Nigeria, isn't it? Okay, so what you and most other students would surely look like something depicted below:

So, you think a Feddy Girl would return to school with feet encased in these kind of sandals? Uh-uh, not Feddy Girls. What you have above does not quite capture the Feddy spirit--every Feddy Girl knows that. So, instead of the above, be prepared to be wowed by the creative shopping spirit Feddy Girls are endowed with. Take a look a the sandals below:

Ahah! Now we're talking! ...Ehm, forgive the Ahah! expression, thought I'd borrow it from my form master ;) You know the likes of him--teachers who like to give same expression every couple of sentences. Mr. Dubem's his name, and he's a nice guy, really, even with the lazy eye, lack of height, and Ahah! thingy. Lol!

Anyway, I believe you're now getting my drift about the uniqueness of Feddy Girls.

Another idea...

How about foot slippers to complement those interesting-looking day-wears we talked about in the last blog, huh? If you think any Feddy Girl will allow her feet be caught in any flip-flop looking like what's in the picture below, you definitely need to start churning out more thoughts.

The flip-flops above are a definite no-no to Feddy Girls. Gosh, get a load of the flower-patterned print, and the stripped ones hanging from a clothesline... Lol! Not that there's anything wrong with them. It's just that they're not quite suited to the taste of Feddy Girls--far from it, actually.
What Feddy Girls would rather strut around the dormitories in will certainly look more like what's in the picture below:

And the more daring Feddy Girls will definitely have the audacity to tout something like the ones given below around the dormitory.

These slippers, of course, would have set them back some serious cash, but hey, who cares; so long as it represents, right? Yup, right!
Seriously, I really do know a senior student who returned to school with something like the one in the last picture above. Totally! Lol!

Okay, so that almost completes the boarding school attire: School uniforms, day-wears, school sandals, and dormitory slippers. So how about we pick this up next time with games-wear?
Yeah, you know, games-wear--the outfit for gym and sports? How creative do you think Feddy Girls are with that?

Just stick around to find out.

...And don't miss grabbing a copy of the Feddie Girl novel by Nona David. Available at Amazon.com and from the publisher: Bernard Books Publishing

The novel is also available in Nigeria. See https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html for details of where/how to purchase a copy.

Feddie Girl Book 2 also coming soon! Stay tuned.

Lotta Luv,


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Feddie School Life...

Being a Feddy Girl and living the Feddy school life is not as easy as one may envision. In truth, you need to have lived the life in order to fully understand what it entails.

You see, Feddy Girls always need to "represent." And by this, I mean to always portray the full potential of their Feddiness at all times.

Every Feddy Girl understands this.

"Aren't Federal schools just like any other boarding school?" you ask in a perplexed manner, peering at me with those cute eyes of yours.

Of course not! Feddy Girls are different, distinct in their manner, choice of attire, way of speaking, and general comportment. At least the female students of Nigerian Federal schools are.

The thing is, Feddy Girls take pride in who they are; always seeing the best in themselves--an attitude that lasts well after they leave the boarding school, I must say.

And so goes the saying: Once a Feddy Girl, always a Feddy Girl. 

"So what makes Feddy Girls so different?" You ask this question while considering whether to sit or stand, not knowing if my argument holds water.

Well, I'll let you be the judge of that. But first, you gotta hear me out. Deal?

Okay, here we go...

1. School Uniforms

All Nigerian Secondary Schools require their students be unified by a uniform that serves as a signature or symbol of the schools primary colors, which also helps identify students of the school anywhere at any given time.

Now, a school can choose the primary uniform colors of say, White Blouse and Black Skirt, and one would expect the finished look to appear as shown in these photos:

"Right," you agree. "That's what I'd certainly expect of a school uniform."


But, you see, even though the above is what is expected, it's definitely not what you'd get from a Feddy Girl.

Because students are allowed to make their own uniforms at home, what they'd finally come up with will still be the same "Black Skirt and White Blouse" stipulated by the school, only instead of drab and dowdy, the Feddie Girls would spice things up a bit.
The final outcome would be something you'll swear you've seen on a mannequin posed behind a dress-shop window somewhere. Just like in the photo below:

Lol!!! Okay, I exaggerated a little, but lose the high-heels, belt, and handbags and you'll arrive at the final picture. Or may be... Oh well, you get the idea. Moving on.

2. School Day-Wear

Just like the uniforms, every boarding school also issues day-wears to student boarders, and stipulates the color, design, cloth material, etc, that goes into making them. Some schools even base the colors for the day-wears on the colors of the school houses or dormitories the students belong to.

"Fine," you retort. "I can see how that makes sense." You finally decide I have a point to my whole Feddy angle and take a seat.

"Left over pizza's in the refrigerator," I inform you, before getting back to the gist.

Okay, where most boarding school students are made to trot around in a boring one-color check material, Feddy Girls, on the other hand, get to sample fashionable day-wears. Truth be known, same design is supposed to be the norm in any boarding school, but who pays attention to day-wear rules?

Certainly not Feddy Girls!

The day-wear designs many Feddy Girls return to school with will definitely pop your eyes out.
The ones with pretty legs make the skirts short.
Those with nice figures make the bodice clingy.
Tall girls introduce a split down the front, back, side, you name it--basically anywhere on the skirt that'll allow maximum showcasing of their long limbs as they glide about.
As for the busty girls--oh, jeez!--let's not even go there. Thank you!

At the end of the day, whereas the "issued day-wear design" is supposed to look like a grand-mother nightgown made entirely out of checkered material, what you'd get from a typical Feddy Girl will look as in photos below:

Cute, right? Told you so. Feddy Girls are just amazing. Lol!

"Carlotta, is that you in the photo?" you ask, all wide-eyed with awe. "Long, curly, brown hair; blue blouse for your House color; preening in front of a mirror?"

"Yeah, right... You wish!" I smile impishly and refuse to say anything more on the subject. Moving on.

"Hey, Carly, do I hear your mom calling?" you say, giving me a pointed look. 

Er... Oh yeah, it's almost dinner time. I totally forgot. Guess I'll pick up this gist next time with Feddy Girls and foot wears, so stick around.

...And don't miss the Feddie Girl novel by Nona David. Available from the publisher: Bernard Books Publishing

Feddie Girl Book 2 also coming soon!

Lotta Luv,


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Everything's not what it seems -- Richard Ikedi

I am Richard Ikedi, a medical professional, and also a loving father to my little girl Carlotta (A.k.a Feddie Girl).

 Am I a loving and faithful husband? You decide.

In the recent novel Feddie Girl by Nona David, I was portrayed as a notorious womanizer, one who could hardly ever keep his pants zipped up. Yeah, right...

But did I really do anything wrong? You decide.

You see, it's all a matter of perspective and personal judgment. The fact that one chooses not to discuss certain marital topics with one's spouse hardly makes one unfaithful, does it? You tell me.
How then can I be labeled "The Unfaithful Husband" if there's no physical proof that I had any intimate relations with a woman other than my loving wife?

Let's take Tiger Woods for example, a fellow multicultural and married guy just like myself. Would you label him "unfaithful" before you had enough physical evidence? Hardly.

Well then, why me?  

'Cause my wife (Shelley) says so?

Very well then, you tell me: Is Shelley really the angel she's been making herself out to be? See what I mean? Who is the actual victim here? Me, or my wife?

One of the good things my profession as a physician has taught me is that life is not always mapped out in white or black. Sometimes we get shades of gray here and there. Whether you decide to see a shade of grey as white or black totally depends on you.

Sometimes, we, as human beings, see things that are not there. We force ourselves to read complex meanings into the simplest of things. We burden our marriages with a lot of what-ifs so much so that we fail to see that which is genuine and borne out of love.

However, no matter what stand we take concerning life's gray areas, we should always remember that everything is not what it seems. 

Read excerpts of this novel (Feddie Girl) and obtain a copy, visit: https://bernardbooks.com
To buy in Nigeria, please visit https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html for more info.

Watch out for the sequel, Feddie Girl 2. Coming soon to Bernard Books Publishing.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Feddie Girl's Mom Speaks Out -- Judge me not...

"Until you have been in my shoes, you have no right to judge me..." says Shelley Ikedi, mother of the renowned Feddie Girl.

I understand my peers are skeptical of my reasons to send my only child off to a boarding school located in Nigeria. But I wonder, is your skepticism rooted in dislike for the country, the boarding school of choice, or just the idea of boarding school?

Tell me, what have you got against Nigeria? I am a Caucasian, married to a guy of Nigerian-American descent. Based on this, if I were to choose a country to send my daughter to school in, is it a wonder that Nigeria tops the list? Her dad being from there? Where she has family and blood relations?

As for the chosen school itself, if you attended one of the Federal Schools in Nigeria and think there are more prestigious boarding schools located anywhere within the country, please do not hesitate to call my attention to them.
From what I know, the Federal Government Colleges are highly recommended and the well-placed social status of most veterans of Nigerian Federal Schools definitely speaks for itself. That being the case, is it a wonder I want my daughter to be one of them? To hone good behavior and secure a prestigious place in the society of tomorrow?

How about the idea of 'Boarding School'? Why would anyone have a problem with that? As a parent, if you have an un-ruly child on your hands and have tried pretty much everything else to get her back on the right track and failed, what else can you do?

"Have you tried showing her love?" you ask, raising a quizzical eyebrow. 


And I ask you: Do you have a teenage kid? Have you ever tried dealing with a rebellious teen who has no regard for you and others, or has absolutely no compunction for the pain she has caused others? No? Well then, until you get to that stage and pass it with flying colors, I reserve the right to remain silent.

Carlotta's father and I are very nurturing, loving, and proud parents. But there comes a time in every parent's life when a difficult decision has to be made. If you have a thirteen year old who suddenly turns violent and starts smoking and stacking up condoms in her bedroom dresser, then the time may have come for desperate measures.

I love my daughter without reservation. I did what I could to turn her from the rebellious teen she was fast becoming into a responsible human being. It was difficult, but I had no other choice. Nothing else seemed to work.
Now, having spent close to a year in a good boarding school in Nigeria, my daughter returned to the United States a changed person. So tell me:

Does not the end justify the means in this case?

And what's more? Carlotta loved the school, made new friends, and is itching to return to boarding house, and nothing her dad or I can say will make her change her mind. 

So, unless you have been in my shoes and experienced what I did, and in the same circumstances, please judge me not.

Read excerpts of the novel (Feddie Girl) and obtain a copy: https://bernardbooks.com
To buy in Nigeria, please visit https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html for more info.
Or buy from Amazon.com.

Watch out for the sequel, Feddie Girl 2. Coming soon to Bernard Books Publishing.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

SOLD OUT!!! And The Feddie Gist Continues...

Now that the first series of Feddie Girl is completely sold out, we are ready to move on to the next stage: A sequel!
Yes, of course, the sequel (Feddie Girl 2) and The Poker Legend (Read Preview) will be hitting the shelves later this year.

First of all, a big thank you to all those who read and/or reviewed this novel, both in Nigeria, US, UK, Canada, and all other countries. The novel was in very high demand, and the copies sold a lot faster than anticipated, with readers still asking for more. Wow!!!

For those of you who couldn't grab copies before it sold out, you may still be able to get the emergency copies kept on reserve by the Publisher for situations such as these. (Price $19.99; Only at the publisher's website. Not available anywhere else! https://bernardbooks.com)

To mark the start of a new season on this blog, we shall be hearing a bit from my parents (Shelley and Richard). They have some issues that definitely need addressing. Don't you just love it when parents have "issues"?

Did I just catch you rolling your eyes to high heavens? Jeez!

Yeah, Shelley and Richard (ehm, sorry, I meant Mommy and Daddy) definitely have something to iron out, right here... Lol! Be sure to hang around 'cos this is one saga you don't wanna miss.

Till then, I'd like to say "Thank you" once again for the attention - you all are the reason for my being here.

And, yes, you got that right. I'll definitely be going back for seconds--back to boarding school with me. Kinda looking forward to it, too.

Crazy, right? Yeah, I know. I gotta have my revenge!

Lotta Luv,


Monday, March 1, 2010

Book Review: FEDDIE GIRL by Nona David

Review written by Tayo Sogbanmu; UK  

With an amazing ability to capture the very vibrant detail in the culture of the Nigerian people, Nona David takes you on a journey with Feddie Girl.

Carlotta, a mixed-race American teen sent to Nigeria at the demand of her also mixed-race father with Nigerian heritage, is opened up to a whole new civilization, which she deems a far cry from what she calls home. Given her situation and what she sees as a severe predicament, she gives up on any hope of being able to survive, but just in time discovers newly found friendships, an instinct of adaptation and a strength filled with maturity she never believed she had.

As the story unfolds it matures in a way one may not have expected, as both Richard and Shelly (Carlotta’s parents) must also take a journey of their own, that if not traveled with caution, could cost them both the very family they are trying so hard to keep together.

Nona gives great and accurate insight into the life of boarding school in Nigeria, the character and humour of the Nigerian people, and a detailed scope into the diversity that resides in the country.
From the description of the vibrant streets of Lagos; and the constant chatter of Carlotta’s class mates that will have you laughing away; to the mention of some of Nigeria’s well known delicacies; Feddie Girl will allow you to explore and visualize the very ground of Nigeria, doing so in a way that is true and definitely not sugar coated.

An extract from “Feddie Girl”:

Lagos, Nigeria.
Everything and everyone make up the beauty of Lagos!
It’s no wonder everyone wants to come to Lagos.
A true mix of different people of different Nationals:
Different traits, tribes, races and languages;
The Igbo’s, Yoruba’s and Hausa’s.
This is the mystery of Lagos;
A city we call home.
Eko for sure!
Eko for life!
Eko o ni baje!

How to purchase this novel:

1. From publisher (Bernard Books Publishing):
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Feddie Girl Book Review by Susan Cook

Posted by Susan Cook to the blog site "Stay At Home Mom"

The book is about a thirteen year old girl named Carlotta, who because of some bad behavior in school, is sent to a boarding school. Her parents send her to a Nigerian Federal School.

The author writes with such clarity that you feel as if you are there with them, and you know how Carlotta feels as a teen trying to adapt to living in a boarding school in another country.

When her mother drops her off at the boarding school she tells her that if she does well after one year she can return home. Carlotta realized very early into her boarding school stay that when one mistake is made the consequences can last for a long time. She chose to work hard so she could go back home at the end of the year.

Boarding school life is something that takes some getting used to Carlotta soon finds. Carlotta had always depended on her mother for everything. She had never bothered to do her own laundry, do dishes, tidy her own room. She had left everything to her parents. She soon finds out that life is different in a boarding school.

As if the school rules, regulations, rising bells and other ways of dormitory life weren't enough, author Nona David takes Carlotta's story a step further. You find out through a sub-plot another reason her parents sent her to the boarding school.

I would recommend "Feddie Girl" from teens to adults, who like good fiction. This is a very exciting book, and was very interesting.

How to purchase this novel:

1. From publisher (Bernard Books Publishing):
2. From Amazon.com

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Book Review: Feddie Girl by Nona David

Review posted by Susan Buetow on the blog site Scraps of Life

What an exciting book! I wanted to read this book to see if it would be appropriate for my teens to read. Well it is! The book is about Carlotta Ikedi, angry, pampered, spoiled, bored, attention seeing young teen who was kicked out of school, again. She was sent to a boarding school in Nigeria (Father is from there) to help straighten her out! Her parents were dealing with potential affairs and drinking problems. I felt as though they were responsible for the trouble their daughter was in. At first I thought that the decision to send her away was a bit extreme. The book goes on with a sub plot to explain why she was sent away so far from home.

This young lady was sent to a school where she would no longer have her clothes laid out for her! I thought she proved herself to be a very responsible young lady. She made good choices to stay out of trouble, control her temper and to try new things. She is a very determined and strong-willed girl. Carlotta realized very early into her boarding school stay that when one mistake is made the consequences can last for a long time. She chose to work hard so she could go back home at the end of the year.

She also learned that judging others, being cruel to others is not a good thing. She got a taste of this and came to realize this is the way she treated others, too. She was shocked by how pleasant people were to their parents and authority. She came to accept this way of life, too.

Before I say too much about this book and give away every thing in it, I do recommend this book for teens and adults. Once started I didn't want to stop reading the book! I was disappointed at how quickly the book came to an end. The last 10-12 pages quickly wrapped up all the loose ends and twist and turns. This is typical of me to not want a book to end. If the book has well developed characters I get attached to them and sad when a book ends! Feddie Girl has strong, developed characters. I enjoyed reading about the food and culture of Nigeria.

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