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.

How to purchase this novel:

1. From publisher (Bernard Books Publishing):
{Currently offering a Buy One Get One FREE Promo -- Ends Feb 28th 2010. }

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3. Buy in NIGERIA:
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  1. I've read the book. It reminds me so much of my own boarding school experiences. lmao!
    I highly recommend this to everyone especially to all you feddy babes ☺

  2. Thanks for stoping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the novel :)


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