A Pocketful of Stars

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Pub Date 05 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2023
Lerner Publishing Group | Carolrhoda Books ®

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Safiya and her mother have never seen eye to eye.

Her mother doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming, and shy Safiya doesn't think she has anything in common with her vibrant, sometimes volatile mother. But when her mother falls into a coma, Safiya's whole world shifts. She finds herself dreaming about an unfamiliar setting and a rebellious girl who's distinctly familiar.

Gradually she realizes that she's experiencing her mother’s memories of her childhood in Kuwait. As Safiya unlocks these memories the way she would unlock levels in a game, she finds a path to accepting loss and embracing who she is—someone not so different from her mother after all.

Safiya and her mother have never seen eye to eye.

Her mother doesn't understand Safiya's love of gaming, and shy Safiya doesn't think she has anything in common with her vibrant, sometimes volatile...


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ISBN 9781728450698
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 248

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Featured Reviews

It's been a while since middle grade made me Feel Things, but this delivered. It really hits that MG perfection: sweet without being sappy, just complicated enough to be interesting.
*the magical realism hits just right
*middle school drama can be annoying to read as a not-middle schooler, but this never got that way
*the main character has glasses and loves video games (like me) which I liked
*the scenes in Kuwait could have been fleshed out a little more, but it didn't really get in the way of my overall enjoyment
*not gonna lie I was not fully expecting the ending, but it was fitting

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