Thanks to Bernard Books Publishing for providing the book to review.
From Bernard Books Publishing: FEDDIE GIRL is an international adventure/thriller about the experiences of an American teenager in a Nigerian (West Africa) boarding school. This novel offers a unique reading experience--witty, fun, and exhilarating. The masterful suspense, action, and sub-plot will curl your toes, keep you reading all night, and leave you thirsting for more.
Author: Nona David
Publication Date: February 2010
Copyright: July 2009
Type: US Trade Paperback
Page No: 400
Price: $19.99 (US); £14.05 (UK); $26.10 (CAN); €18.82 (EUR); $28.80 (AUS); N2500 (NGN) ($9.99 through Amazon)
My take on the book: 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.