Secrets in the Fire
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Sofia and her family flee their Mozambique village after her father is killed by bandits. They attempt to start afresh, but the dangers of war are ever-present, and Sofia is forced to rebuild her life again when she and her sister are involved in a landmine explosion.
This beautiful story of tragedy and hope succeeds in being an eminently positive read, delivered with sensitivity but without sentimentality.