About this book
Paperback edition of this compelling novel: the personal story of a young girl embarking on her first love, and set in the turbulent, divided world of South Africa in 1976, from the author of "The Year The Gypsies Came". Ages: 12+.
In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface. Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the rush of first love, but whose presence also brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances.