A Pocketful of Stars
by Aisha Bushby (Farshore, 2019); audiobook read by Lara Sawalha (Bolinda, 2020)
A well-crafted story of identity, elevated by the perfect ending. Safiya retreats into fantasy gaming to escape her social awkwardness, then into a genuine fantasy to cope with her mother’s coma. Forced to become proactive, she experiences a unique coming of age.