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In time, incredulity gives way to out-and-out adoration as the student body finds itself helpless to resist Stargirl's wide-eyed charm, pure-spirited friendliness, and penchant for celebrating the achievements of others. In the ultimate high school symbol of acceptance, she is even recruited as a cheerleader. Popularity, of course, is a fragile and fleeting state, and bit by bit, Mica sours on their new idol. Why is Stargirl showing up at the funerals of strangers? Worse, why does she cheer for the opposing basketball teams? The growing hostility comes to a head when she is verbally flogged by resentful students on Leo's televised Hot Seat show in an episode that is too terrible to air. While the playful, chin-held-high Stargirl seems impervious to the shunning that ensues, Leo, who is in the throes of first love (and therefore scornfully deemed "Starboy"), is not made of such strong stuff: "I became angry. I resented having to choose. I refused to choose. I imagined my life without her and without them, and I didn't like it either way."
Jerry Spinelli, author of Newbery Medalist Maniac Magee, Newbery Honor Book Wringer, and many other excellent books for teens, elegantly and accurately captures the collective, not-always-pretty emotions of a high school microcosm in which individuality is pitted against conformity. Spinelli's Stargirl is a supernatural teen character--absolutely egoless, altruistic, in touch with life's primitive rhythms, meditative, untouched by popular culture, and supremely self-confident. It is the sensitive Leo whom readers will relate to as he grapples with who she is, who he is, who they are together as Stargirl and Starboy, and indeed, what it means to be a human being on a planet that is rich with wonders. (Ages 10 to 14) --Karin Snelson
Once i started reading the book i couldn't even put it down until i finished it.
This girl comes into leo borlock's high school. her name is stargirl and she acts well herself. however it's not the way they act at Mica High School.
Jerry Spinelli, the author of this book, writes very well and makes it an easy read, as you are pulled into Leo and Stargirl's life in High School.
Stargirl. I have no words for what I have read. What is there to explain? Read and you will find out. It's starts with girl, Stargirl, being unusual, what's wrong with that? Read morePublished 11 days ago by S. Fisk
Cute book. Would recommend this book for 4th grade and up. Has a good story line and keeps you thinking.Published 12 days ago by Lori B.
HOW DO YOU THINK OF THE WORLD AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORLD AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORLD AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE AND DAD IS THE FIRST TO BED AND BREAKFAST WITH AN EYE... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Cheese
This book was soo terrific I bought a case and petitioned for it to be on the school recommended reading list!!!! Read it!!! Even if you think your too grown up!Published 24 days ago by Grace Daniher
Probably the best book ive read in my eighteen years alive.
I was looking for a little book to read while my order of clockwork princess came in. Read more
Great book a little slow in the beginning but by the middle it's greatPublished 29 days ago by Caroline Chafin
I liked it it was kind of sad at some parts. And I really liked the message it sends to kids. I would totally recommended this book to other people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pyro