Triggy, Triza, Zaria and Zida are friends. They grew up in the same village and do everything together. When their village is destroyed, events unfold that they would never have dreamed possible in their short lives. The story is packed with action, anxiety; and doses of suspense through out the book. It will take you on a roller coaster ride through emotion after emotion that would have you wishing for more at the end. A narrative fiction story, based in rural Africa; depicting natural warmth and love amongst the people of the village. It has an educational twist to it that will bring awareness of tropical diseases, which affect the people living in rural areas; the various methods to protect and prevent these diseases is depicted in such a way that makes the story a learning tool for the reader as well as provide them with captivating story lines. The Theme of the book is the struggle with tropical diseases, especially malaria. Mosquitoes are one of the most common causes of malaria. Malaria is one of many tropical diseases in Africa, Central America, South America, Far East, South East Asia, Middle East and Asia, and Indian Subcontinents. The malaria virus is transmitted by a single bite from an infected mosquito. The girls are able to defeat the sadness of mosquitoes in this book by using the known protection methods for preventing and deterring malaria Join the girls in their magical adventure world with Blow the talking wind, the little merry men, Zig the blue dragon, Borbor the jack-of-all trades, Triggy's romance with Karim, and their rendezvous with "Sadness." 'Friends for Life'! Look out for the next series of the 'Friends for Life' girls in action - coming soon is - "The Fight Against Chickenpox"