MG Book Review: A Pocket Full of Stars by Aisha Bushby


Aisha Bushby’s debut is pure magic.

Safiya feels like her life is crumbing. She and her mother have nothing in common. Safiya loves video games and her mother is obsessed with theatre. She doesn’t see her father much anymore since her parents got divorced and her best friend pays more attention to boys than her. Can things get any worse? When her mother falls into a coma Safiya is sure her life has crumbled completely and she will never feel whole again. But then the impossible happens. When she visits her mother in the hospital she is transported to Kuwait where her mother grew up. This is a story about family and friendship that will teach, inspire and fill readers with hope. It is a must read.