The Chisale family moves close to Malawi’s M1 highway. They’re happy—until one of Kondi’s classmates, Max, forces Kondi to do what he wants. He tells her to deliver a message to a man who wears a red shirt. He will appear at the crossroad near her home at midnight.Max threatens to harm Kezo, Kondi’s baby brother, if she refuses—and especially if she tells Bambo and Mai what he’s making her do. So she has to help him.In the dark of night, in the dense moon-shadow of a mango tree, she waits with the message for the red-shirted man. Then, much to her surprise, Ulemu, her best friend, walks toward her. What’s she doing here?Can Kondi convince Ulemu to help her catch Max in his evil deeds? And will God help her keep baby Kezo safe?
Missionary, Sylvia Stewart, was the child of missionaries who grew up in Africa in the forties and fifties. She has a deep understanding of African culture and a heart for children. Don't miss this wonderful coming-of-age series.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was an absolutely amazing book, I loved every word and have read it over probably 5 times in the past 3 years. Sylvia Stewart did an amazing job portraying the mind of a preteen/teen girl, I loved how she described the culture in Kondi's hometown, it all felt so real and true and really made me feel like part of the story, like I was in Africa in her situation."
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I wasn't sure this book would hold my interest because the main character is twelve, but I could not put it down!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The nail-biting conclusion is perfectly executed to keep the reader guessing and hoping for the right outcome."
Signed by the author, these books are a wonderful encouragement of Christian principles for young readers.