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A World Book Day 2020 Author

'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind....'

Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care. With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars. 

So when a new star is spotted acting strangely in the sky, Aniyah is sure it's her mum, and she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to make sure everyone else knows, too - an adventure that involves breaking into the Royal Observatory of London, a mischievous scurry of squirrels and the biggest star in Hollywood....

Told through the innocent voice of a child, this is a story that explores the subtle faces and endless impacts of domestic violence and celebrates the power of hope and resilience, from Onjali Rauf, the award-winning author of The Boy at the Back of the Class.

Parental guidance recommended: issues relating to domestic abuse included.

©2019 Onjali Q. Rauf (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • 11-03-20

Perhaps suitable for older children

My daughter is 10 years old and she found some of the content of this story very disturbing.

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Wow!

A compelling and moving story that pulls on heart strings at so many different levels. it bought a tear to my eye at more than one occasion.

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fabulous

my 11yo loved this book, he couldn't put down every night, oh mummy just one more chapter...

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Great story.

This story had a great story, however it stretched a bit long. I would definetely recommend this book as it focuses on real life isshes and just how important friendsand family are. Recommended fir older children in my opinion.

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So moving.

The topic of domestic violence this book centres around is difficult to hear about, but it’s written with such sensitivity and with so much emphasis on characters who love and support the children who’ve been through so much. It’s an exciting adventure too.