What can I say? It's a "typical" story from Kaffir. That's a start, at least. But what is a typical Kaffir story?
More often than not, the characters are not in the first blush of youth. The characters generally have enough traits that are likeable so that the reader is encouraged to identify with them, even if the experience of living in the English country is a foreign one.
There are often some complications, just to let us see a bit more of what makes these characters "tick". And this particular story, with its family interactions, sounded a bit like "every-family". I could certainly see some of it happening in mine.
Possibly some on this site will be less than impressed with the lack of "in-your-face" sexual activity, but there's nothing that demands that all writing must have explicit sexual content. I'd like to think that there is also room for a character-driven story that manages to look at people and how they interact, without concentrating on the bedroom or wherever.
So, thanks Kaffir, for an enjoyable read.