Waiting for the Rain

Waiting for the Rain
Goodreads Rating: 3.46
Author: Sheila Gordon
Category: Fiction
Published: October 6th 1996 by Laurel Leaf (first published 1987)
Pages: 224 pages
Language English

I first read this book when I was in the fifth grade, and I've never forgotten it. It tells the story of two boys in apartheid-era South Africa, Tengo and Frikkie. The two boys are the best of friends; Tengo is the black son of the "boss boy" on a large, prosperous farm, while Frikkie is the nephew of the farm owner, who comes to visit every summer. Since the boys were little, they've been inseparable, but as they enter young adulthood, apartheid's rules and expectations take hold. This hits Te

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