In inner-city London, life is lived between the extremes. Young, talented and naive, Rebecca Freeman is all set to thrive in her third year as a teacher in Purposefield Primary School, determined to make a difference to the lives of the young children, who face so many difficulties at home. But tragic events take their toll on her own life, and a crisis in West Africa where she grew up brings back haunting memories from her childhood. In the modern high-pressure world of teaching there is no room for weakness, and struggling to keep up with the demands of her work, she soon finds herself in conflict with the new ambitious Headteacher of Purposefield Primary School, Jeremy Goodfellow, who seems determined to make her life a misery. Can she turn things around and succeed as a teacher, or is there a voice calling her to use her talents and energy for something new?
"Every Life Matters" deals with multiple challenging themes, including workplace bullying, the difficulties faced by teachers in inner-city schools, family loss and the demands of adapting to a different culture. Be absorbed as you explore the emotional and colourful world painted by Rachel's vivid descriptive writing.