Spots is the first book in the autobiographic trilogy of the life of Judy Bester Brummer. Hers is a story of a white girl of British ancestry growing up with her two African best friends in apartheid South Africa. Their lives unfold on a rural farm in the middle of the Karoo outback, which provides the young girls with plenty of exciting adventures and shields them from the political turmoil that is beginning to swirl around them.
As they grow up they have to find their own places in their own cultures. Their lives take drastically different paths and they have to learn how to maintain their friendship across racial, cultural and religious barriers.
This book gives a realistic account of everyday life in one of the most controversial political situations of the 20th Century. It takes an unapologetic look at the complexities and simplicities of love and friendship.