Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: June 2011
UK, Eire and South Africa only
Like any girl, 16-year-old Chanda Kabelo has secrets.
She is determined to be loyal to her rebellious friend Esther, she worries about passing her exams, and she wishes she didn’t have to spend so much time listening to her Mama chat with their nosy neighbour Mrs Tafa.
But one secret threatens to silence everything. All around her people are dying and everyone is afraid to say why. But Chanda knows - it’s because of AIDS.
LIFE, ABOVE ALL is the tense and deeply moving story of one girl’s struggle to rescue the people she loves from a tragedy that is destroying her world.
(First published in the UK under the title Chanda's Secrets)
I’m alone in the office of Bateman’s Eternal Light Funeral Services. It’s early Monday morning and Mr Bateman is busy with a new