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She must gather all of THE HIDDEN STAR stone! by K. Sello Duiker (book review)
Math is her best subject,collecting stones a fun hobby – the newest one is special, maybe magical! South African parents warn kids to stay indoors all night so the creature called Zim won’t take them away. This is true in Nolitye’s shanty neighborhood where children are disappearing! Her mother says neighbors are wrong about her late father’s amazing abilities, the school bullies steal her tiny lunch every single day, the local stray dogs are talking to her – and she finds a special stone that makes her feel giddy with joy! Someone else wants that stone’s power, the full power of all its pieces that Nolitye is finding…. Published after …