Adu, a happy preteen boy lived with his family in Susa, a village located in the South of Ghana. His father was a kind and humble farmer while his mother was a hardworking housewife who sometimes helped her husband on the farm. They were very well cherished by all the villagers. However, in a matter of two months, Adu's life drastically had a turn of a hundred and eighty degrees as he tragically lost his whole family members. Following that, he was forced to moved in with his only aunt, who was uncaring and pitiless. He suffered so much in the hands of his aunt to the degree of wanting to put an end to his life. Fortunately, he failed as he remembered what a Christian friend once told him.
"God is able to change even the worst situation to something better. Your father wants you to live, he wants you to live for him. His life is ended but yours is not"
So, even though,
"The pain in his body was at present as real as his hatred for his aunt. But he wanted to live".
"Grief Child" is an inspirational story of a young boy incontinent with grief. Whose faith in Christianity helped him in overcoming obstacles after losing all of his family members. A well written novel that won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book Africa in 1992. As most of you already know, count it part of my reading challenge. Please click here for more info. All the same, it was not a novel that I particularly enjoyed. A YA Christian fiction that I would recommend mostly to young people who are going through difficulties and are bereft of hope.