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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.
This book is geared more towards young adults in 5th or 6th grade. The first time I read the book it was part of a class assignment. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Leira1605
This is perhaps the greatest tale of true nonconformity every written. Spinelli crafts every page perfectly. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Steve Hecmanczuk
I liked how crazy the story could get at times. This book is hilarious too!! Read this book now.
This book is a super bowl of the birds fly fishing and depression of those who live in the world resorts in Maryland. I'm sad :-(Published 8 days ago by Adam J. Tutaj
I came home from school one day and decided to read this. It took me 6 hours in total, and it was worth every second of it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Anna Styles
Great for middle to high school kids. Would definitely recommend it. A very quick read. For boys and for girls.Published 15 days ago by Drew W. Effron
I read this book because my niece was reading it in school. It is a wonderful story about being exactly who you are regardless of how other people feel about it. Read morePublished 15 days ago by V. H. Newton
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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Lori B.