Stargirl

Stargirl

A celebration of nonconformity; a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love. Ages 12+

Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out--under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes--for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body.

But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her.

In a celebration of nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

Title:Stargirl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780439488402
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    Stargirl Reviews

  • Emma (Miss Print)

    Okay, I'm going to say it. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is a young adult classic (maybe even a children's classic but that's really a cataloguing issue that I am ill-equipped to discuss). This designati...

  • Zoë

    I read this in middle school as required reading and absolutely LOVED it, but coming back to it years later, I couldn't help but notice some of its flaws. I got very attached to the story despite it b...

  • Karen

    Very sweet. I had this book lying around and picked it up to give myself a break from the Holocaust Monster I've been chipping away at for the past month, and it definitely did the trick. The kids see...

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader

    "Nothing’s more fun than being carried away." Stargirl is the happiest, bravest, most carefree, most non-conformist girl you will ever meet. She is everything every school girl wishes she could ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Stargirl (Stargirl, #1), Jerry Spinelli Stargirl is a young adult novel written by American author Jerry Spinelli and first published in 2000. The word begins with a brief introduction to Leo at the a...

  • Jared

    Stargirl is an amazing book about individuality and nonconformism. A home-schooled girl named Stargirl begins attending the public high school for her sophomore year. Stargirl is different.She learns ...

  • Michael

    For some weird reason I couldn't put this book down! You should read it. It grabbed my attention and I am a very picky reader! :)...

  • BATMAN

    if this book was a person i would kill them. i would kill them in front of there mother and make them swallow there own heart. it showed a sad message that HAS BENN PLAYED OUT OVER AND OVER again. if ...

  • Jasmine

    it was refreshing to read about stargirl's genuine kindness and individuality. i liked it. we want to dance to the music in our own heads, but we don't because of the looks, whispers and stares we'd g...

  • H

    I feel conflicted about this book. I liked the message it had about nonconformity and kindness and being yourself and selflessness, but I didn't like Stargirl. I don't know if it's allowed to say I di...