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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0138000042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0138000042
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.3 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,922,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 1, 2001
This book is fun, exciting book about how two children have been friends since birth. One boy named Frikkie comes to his uncles farm every chance he gets, when he grows up he is going to own it. Tengo works on Frikkie's uncles farm all year long. This is a time when racism is still very big but the children do not understand that because they are to young. The boys eventually find there life in crisis. Frikkie enters in the army and abaondones the farm life for school, and struggles in the apartheid. Can they sustain their friendship even in the apartheid and there different life styles?
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By A Customer on February 15, 2001
"Waiting For The Rain". When I first heard the title I thought it was going to be the most boring book on the planet. But when I started to get to know the characters and the settings I was instantly hooked. I liked the way you showed that Tengo and Frikkie are great friends, but after the little girl with the china incident Tengo started to drift away from his soild friendship with Frikkie. I also loved how you jumped into the future of Tengo's life. The riots and goverment was true to the time which made the novel also vey interesting. And the ending!..... the cliffhanger was great! Keep up the good work! From: Michael
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The book was great! I absoutely loved it! My favorite charecter was Tengo. The book helped me understand the history of South Africa. I enjoyed learning about how the blacks in South Africa used to live. I also enjoyed learning about "The Great Trek' and the misunderstanding that started it all. I especially liked the part in chaptr sixteen when Tengo bashed the soldier overe the head and it turned out to be Frikkie! I think that that was a cool twist. Thanks for publishing "Waiting for the rain'.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 2000
Tengo and Frikkie are friends. They've spent every school vacation together. As they grow older, their friendship is strained. Frikkie accepts the condition of his life and wants to quit school to work on the farm. Tengo wants a change. He's curious about the world beyond the farm. It's ironic because Tengo is Black and seems doomed to life of a farmhand and Frikkie is white and the son of the landowner. Frikkie goes away to school. How the two meet again as young adults is a surprising encounter with Tengo having power -- the question is will they both survive?
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