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Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africa (Laurel Leaf Books)

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ISBN13: 9780440226987
ISBN10: 0440226988
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This novel shows the bonds of friendship under the strain of apartheid as two lifelong friends, Tengo and Frikkie, come of age amidst the tragedy of South Africa.

Synopsis:

Frikkie and Tengo have been friends since childhood. Frikkie is a white, landowner's nephew. Tengo is black and works on Frikkie's uncle's farm. Tengo has dreams of freedom, and soon the two friends are torn apart by the dictates of South African apartheid.

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wor375, June 7, 2010 (view all comments by wor375)
I don't entirely agree with the previous review. Although this book glossed over some of the more violent aspects of the apartheid, lets face it; this is a young adult novel it can't be too violent. This book demonstrates the boys evolving friendship and their pushing against racial boundaries. Instead of situating the story on the violence, the author also shows us the softer side of the conflict. This is an interesting read and I would recommend it to those interested in not only a good story, but one with heart. Oh, and yes the ending seems to be somewhat unresolved but makes sense.
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violet_pooh_92, April 13, 2007 (view all comments by violet_pooh_92)
His book was ok but it was very, very slow and had a horrible ending, where nothing was determined at all! It was clearly written for a 4th grader because it didn't really tell the truth about the bad in the South African apartheid.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440226987
Subtitle:
A Novel of South Africa
Author:
Gordon, Sheila
Publisher:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Copyright:
Series:
Laurel-Leaf Books
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
October 1996
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Grade Level:
RL: 6.0.
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.02x4.18x.61 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism
Young Adult » General

Waiting for the Rain: A Novel of South Africa (Laurel Leaf Books)
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Product details 224 pages Laurel-Leaf Books - English 9780440226987 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Frikkie and Tengo have been friends since childhood. Frikkie is a white, landowner's nephew. Tengo is black and works on Frikkie's uncle's farm. Tengo has dreams of freedom, and soon the two friends are torn apart by the dictates of South African apartheid.
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