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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 a great story of learning to be who you are meant to be. The author does a great job of bringing the high school culture to life and how it helps create who we are.Published 2 days ago by dclark
I read this book for the first time in 7th grade seven years ago, and remembered loving it. I saw it on my bookshelf a few weeks ago and decided to reread it. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Lydia
I give it four stars it's a well written book, I loved it I kept a star for myself because I wanted more.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
I only read this book because I had to for English. I'm in the ninth grade. I can honestly say its a pretty good book but I suggest its more for people in the fifth grade.Published 10 days ago by yes it is Soleil
“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Shelli
In this fiction book titled “Star Girl” by Jerry Spinelli you get to see firsthand what it’s like to not fit in. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Carley
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 24 days ago by Leira1605
This is perhaps the greatest tale of true nonconformity every written. Spinelli crafts every page perfectly. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Steve Hecmanczuk
I liked how crazy the story could get at times. This book is hilarious too!! Read this book now.