Feddie Girl











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 travelled 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):
https://bernardbooks.com
{Currently offering a Buy One Get One FREE Promo — Ends Feb 28th 2010. }

2. From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
See details and contact info for our Sales Agents in Nigeria:

https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html


Posted by Susan Cook to the blog site “Stay At Home Mom”
http://www.sahmsue.com/2010/02/book-review-feddie-girl-by-nona-david.html
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):
https://bernardbooks.com/links.html

2. From Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982452608?ie=UTF8&seller=A28GV6CIJYA5PH&sn=Bernard%20Books%20Publishing

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
Contact our Sales Agents directly in Nigeria:

LAGOS = 08023226389, 08023002049, 08098012049
ABUJA/JOS/KADUNA = 08066370106
PORT-HARCOURT/OWERRI/ABA = 08037974482
ENUGU/NSUKKA/ONITSHA = 08030908351

See the full review on “Stay At Home Mom”
http://www.sahmsue.com/2010/02/book-review-feddie-girl-by-nona-david.html

Read excerpts of this novel and other reviews at https://bernardbooks.com/gpage.html



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):
https://bernardbooks.com
{Currently offering a Buy One Get One FREE Promo — Ends Feb 28th 2010. }

2. From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
See details and contact info for our Sales Agents in Nigeria:

https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html


See the full review on “Scraps of Life”

Read excerpts of the novel and other reviews at https://bernardbooks.com/gpage.html



Posted by Cindy Chan to the blog site “I Love Book Gossip”
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/2010/01/feddie-girl-by-nonadavid.html
The moment I received this book, I dove right into it. The writing is well formed and the plot is very unique. I enjoyed reading this book very much.
The main character starts to grow on you and her progression grows as the book does. It was very interesting to see what Carlotta saw in the different culture and how she adapted to them. What was interesting to me was that, the author was able to show us a family that was ordinary but with there inner issues. You have the parent who doesn’t have time for their child, and you have the child who isn’t so perfect.
Overall, the author was able to capture what a real family looks like in present day. Also, the education in West Africa really captured my attention. The schooling is a bit different from education in America.
If you enjoy woman’s fiction with a touch of adventure, then you would love Feddie Girl.

How to purchase this novel:

1. From publisher (Bernard Books Publishing):
https://bernardbooks.com/links.html
{Currently offering a Buy One Get One FREE Promo — Ends Feb 28th 2010. }

2. From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0982452608/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1257266294&sr=1-1&condition=new

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
See details and contact info for our Sales Agents in Nigeria:

https://bernardbooks.com/gpage1.html


See the full review on “I Love Book Gossip”
http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/2010/01/feddie-girl-by-nonadavid.html

Read excerpts of the novel and other reviews at https://bernardbooks.com/gpage.html



Posted by Vicki Newell to the blog site “Reading at the Beach”
http://www.readingatthebeach.com/2010/01/review-feddie-girl.html

What a fun read this is! Some of the situations that come up very unexpected and are full of suspense, while others hilarious.
I loved how the author brought so many aspects of living at a boarding school in West Africa into the book.
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. Most of the other students treat her good, but 2 of them go out of their way to be awful to her.
This is a whirlwind of a book and you won’t want to put it down until the last word.

How to purchase this novel:

1. From publisher (Bernard Books Publishing:
https://bernardbooks.com/links.html
{Currently offering a Buy One Get One FREE Promo –Don’t miss this!}

2. From Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0982452608/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1257266294&sr=1-1&condition=new

3. Buy in NIGERIA:
Contact our Sales Agents directly in Nigeria:
LAGOS = 08023226389, 08023002049, 08098012049
ABUJA/JOS/KADUNA = 08066370106
PORT-HARCOURT/OWERRI/ABA = 08037974482
ENUGU/NSUKKA/ONITSHA = 08030908351

See the full review on “Reading at the Beach”
http://www.readingatthebeach.com/2010/01/review-feddie-girl.html

Read excerpts of the novel and other reviews at https://bernardbooks.com/gpage.html



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