About this book
Powerful and important novel encompassing issues of HIV/AIDS stricken Africa, illegal immigration and adoption from the Carnegie Medal-winning author. 'An involving, moving and, above all, relevant novel that ought to be in every school library in the land and put into the hands of as many children as possible' Adele Geras, "Guardian". Ages: 12+
'Be strong, my Abela'. These are the last words of Abela's mother in their HIV/Aids stricken African village where it seems that to live or to die, to be sick or to be healthy, is just a matter of chance. It takes all Abela's strength to survive her Uncle Thomas' scheming to get to Europe, but what will be her fate as an illegal immigrant?