I wanted to revisit some of those themes but do it in a different way. Marni (and her name deliberately echoes Marie's) is a younger girl - a child in comparison to Marie's teenager. She is faced with similar issues of letting go (this time over the death of her granny) but is unable to do so. She basically takes a different path than Marie does and Stargazer really deals with that choice and the consequences of it. Stargazer is set in a fantasy world and uses the tropes of fantasy, but that doesn't diminish the underlying issues. And I think when both stories are read and compared, the reader can readily see the growth of these two characters and how their different choices effect both them, their friends, and their worlds.
The main website for Stargazer is at http://stargazer.vonallan.com. And you can find the links to download the PDFs right here.