Clare is raw after the death of her mother. Her dad, a doctor, has decided to take her with him to Malawi for a nine week stay while he works for a hospital there. Clare is immersed in the culture going to a local school and making friends with the natives. She struggles with how to carry on and discovers she is more like her mother than she realized.
This touching story was pretty slow at first with lots of Malawian vocabulary words thrown in. It improved as Clare opened up, and made friends with the locals, and I got more drawn into the story. It was pretty good.