As Spud Milton continues his awkward stagger via adolescence, he learns certainly one of life’s most vital classes: When coping with girls and cretins, nothing is ever fairly because it appears. “I am virtually a person in most areas,” writes Spud confidently on his sixteenth birthday. The 12 months is 1992 and, in South Africa, radical change is within the air. The nation could also be on the bumpy street to an unsure future, however Spud Milton is hoping for a easy trip as he returns to boarding faculty as a senior. As a substitute, he discovers that his vindictive arch enemy is again to taunt him and garrulous Malawian has taken residence in his dormitory, together with the common inmates and misfits he calls associates. Spud’s world has by no means appeared much less sure; he makes an attempt to grasp Shakespeare, wrestles continuously along with his God, and the facility of unfavourable considering, and develops an aversion to fried fish after a surprising discovery about his grandmother, Wombat.