It's 1955 in Kenya, and Thuo is fifteen. His country is at war with the British. Thuo hates his brother, Kungu, because Kungu supports the freedom-fighting Mau Mau, who have brought so much suffering on his family. But will Thuo help Kungu, his Mau Mau brother, in the time of Kungu's greatest need?
Part of the Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.