What to Read After… Look Up! 20/09/21
A Pocketful of Stars
A Pocketful of Stars is a sad but heart-warming tale of finding hope in the past to help survive the present.
Thirteen-year-old Safiya is an avid gamer with a big imagination, who feels both misunderstood and distanced from her mum since her parents split up.
But when she suddenly falls ill, it’s up to Safiya to use her gaming skills of following clues and building stories to uncover the truth about her mum’s history and find the things about her that will bind them together forever.
A beautifully written and page-turning read, set in London and Kuwait, that deals with changing friendships, family dynamics and learning how to say goodbye. A good read for those interested in stories around world-building, magic and dealing with bereavement.