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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.
Wish more kids would read this book and see that being true to yourself is what matters. When Stargirl changed herself to fit in her "happy wagon" didn't have many stones. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by jennifer garza
Received exact product and received it very quickly! ThanksPublished 4 days ago by Kristie E. Hazel
I loved it it is a true masterpiece of a book.Wonderful lovely amazing book.I love this book so much my daughter loved it too.Published 5 days ago by Lyla
For anyone who ever felt different...a tale of being true to oneself - even during the tumultuous high school years.Published 6 days ago by abby136
One of the most amazing books out there. You might think it is for kids but watch out, this is inspiration for anyone looking to flourish in their lives. Read morePublished 8 days ago by DA
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 26 days ago by H. Fresco