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“it is very interesting,and helps you learn about poor people and how much people suffer from abusing...”Leonie B wrote this review Tuesday, May 17, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a great story about two girls, Abela who lives in Tanzania and Rosa who lives in Sheffield, England. Rosa is worried about how her life will change after her mother tells her of her idea to adopt a sister for her from Tanzania, the country of her father. Abela is struggling after her sister and mother die from Aids. Her uncle comes to take her back to England with his white wife. When Abela arrives she finds life is not what she thought it would be. Eventually she ends up in a foster home and Rosa's mother adopts her and Rosa finds that things won't be as bad as she had anticipated. The story is written from each girl's viewpoint making a distinct comparison of each girl's troubles. ”Opaheke Library wrote this review Monday, April 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"BE STRONG MY ABELA." Orphaned by AIDS in Africa, Abela has a long journey ahead. When Abela’s mother dies of Aids in their African village, she is left to face the lions of the world. Lions like her Uncle Thomas who has plans to sell her in Europe. Lions like his bitter white wife, whom he abandons with Abela. Abela is forced to stay indoors in a sunless London apartment, cooking and cleaning, and hopelessly dreaming of her African homeland. Meanwhile, in a London suburb, Rosa is distraught when her mother tells her she wants to adopt a child. Rosa doesn’t want a sister or brother. Things were so good, why did they have to change? Berlie Doherty tells parallel stories, each separate and compelling in their own right, but stories that eventually tangle together bringing a message of hope and what it means to be a family.”Afifi Z wrote this review Tuesday, March 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i loved it i usually hate books like that but i LUVVd it!”xandy wrote this review Thursday, November 5, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really enjoyed reading this book!!!
I liked how the author wrote stories from both main character's view, and also really liked the story line!!!
“A poignant, moving story about a young African orphan.”Heather wrote this review Sunday, February 1, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An amazing read, very grown up. Well written, amazing story line. I wouldn't say I couldn't put it down. I wouldn't classify it as a children's book. But older children can read it. Very girly but boys could read it. I rate this 7/10 but it's story line was 9/10!”BooK-LovA wrote this review Sunday, January 11, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No