Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerMosquitoes Don't Bite Me by Pendred Noyce

  • Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:00:00    Permalink
    Nala is very lucky.  Mosquitoes don't bite her.  I wish I had that skill, they love me...

    Tumblehome Learning sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy now.

    I learned things reading this book.  Nala's father was a Kenyan and whatever is protecting her from mosquitoes must have come from his heritage.  Her mother is in a wheelchair now after an accident, so she doubts she'll ever see her father soon.  Then a scientist finds out about her skill and he wants to study her.  Her mother allows her to participate.  She can't believe it when they want her to go with them to Kenya and meet her father and other relatives to find the common denominator to stop mosquito bites.  They get malaria from bites and zika is a new concern.

    While she's staying at the hotel in Kenya, she's kidnapped!  The man who took her wants free medicine from the drug company for Kenyan families.  His daughter died because he couldn't afford the medicine.  She tries to help him but it doesn't turn out like she thought it would.

    This is fiction but the facts about drug costs, death and conditions in Kenya are accurate.  Reading this story will help young ones understand world issues and that all things are not equal.  Even here in the states, young ones can die if the drug costs too much.  Good health shouldn't be only available if you have enough money.  

    This read is a bit sad but it offers hope at the end of the story.  Reading this will open your eyes to the challenges we have world wide.  It's very well done.

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