As the title indicates, this teenage novel has two themes. Two girls from two very different South African families: one Christian, one Muslim. The girls become “very best friends”, that vital element in so many girls’ lives. While their friendship grows and becomes more aware, in from the outside world come two shattering (genuine) events which prevent further friendship between the families. For the adults, the religious barrier cannot now be crossed: for the girls, it was crossed ages ago. Will the children be more sensible than their parents? This is one of Jenny Robson’s most compelling youth novels.