The book relates the dynamics of the relationships between the healthy and the sick, in this case Anjonius, and follows the progression of his illness until the moment of his death.
Sickness especially a sick child,an only child and only grandchild has devastating effects of thew family. They blame themselves, they blame each other, they blame God and they blame even those who are reaching out to them.
Other stories in the book is about two brothers who were suffering from Sickle Cell anemia. They were aware that that disease would end in death, a daeth they eventually came to accept after fear, anger, depression and bargaining with God.
another story is of a young girl who tried to punish her parents by ingesting a weed killer. She Wanted to live and cried to God for a second chance but she was too late. She died.
The book really brings us face to face with the celebration of life as persons face the reality of daeth.