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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.
I have no idea what to think about this.
On one hand, Stargirl is always trying to do the right thing. How can you not love someone like that? Read more
Daughter needs to read it for school. Love that it was just $6 and Amazon Prime saved me a trip from having to go to the local library. You know the drill. Look for it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by H. Fresco
It was a very good book. I bought the second one. I'm already on the fifth chapter. Jerry Spinelli describes stargirl so much it is like I'm sitting right in her shoes.Published 7 days ago by Hayley Mistretta
I am not a big book reader but when I started reading Stargirl I couldn't stop. I recommend this book to all kids who are not into reading. GET THE BOOK IT IS AWSOMEPublished 11 days ago by Jessica Johnson
The world would be a much better place if there were more people like Stargirl. Too many people are afraid to be different.Published 11 days ago by Libby Amato
I just finished reading Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli for a neighborhood book club. It was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone old enough to understand the scars that... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Nolan D. Cordon
love great story really makes you connect with the characters. Especially how their emotion affect their reactions to situations in the book.Published 17 days ago by misiz
It was a good book and everyone should read it
I think that at very end when he got the tie, like at the beginning, it was stargirl.