Tarasha cannot believe it when she discovers that the woman she called mother was not her real mother. She also can’t come to terms with the fact that she is HIV positive. She is told by her mother the circumstances under which she got the HIV virus. Through the encouragement of her foster mother, she overcomes her self-pity and adopts a positive attitude to life. She excels in school and is set to become a useful member of society. She becomes a doctor and has to help children like Nelisa, who happens to be in similar circumstances.
The story is told with interesting twists and turns that makes it very enjoyable and captivating. It teaches that being HIV positive is not a death sentence and that with good diet, drugs and a positive attitude, one can lead a productive life and achieve one’s dreams. The story also cautions children to be careful about close relatives who may want to abuse them. Tarasha is defiled by a man she called father. The story is suitable for pupils in standard 7 and 8.