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Stargirl

She’s as magical as the desert sky. As mysterious as her own name. Nobody knows who she is or where she’s from. But everyone loves her for being different. And she captures Leo’s heart with just one smile.

STARGIRL is a classic of our time that celebrates being true to ourselves and the thrill of first love. A life-changing read that touches souls of all ages.


Stargirl

Stargirl

by Jerry Spinelli

 

  • Recommended class reader for grades 7 – 9
  • English Home Language & First Additional Language
  • ISBN: 9780440416777

Now a film on Disney+, STARGIRL is a classic of our time that celebrates being true to ourselves and the thrill of first love. A life-changing read that touches souls of all ages.

 

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Review of Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli 

 

“Stargirl” is a young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli that tells the story of a unique and mysterious girl named Stargirl, who comes to a small town in Arizona and turns the school and the town upside down with her individuality and her nonconformity. The story is told from the perspective of Leo Borlock, a student who becomes friends with Stargirl and is fascinated by her.

The novel explores themes of individuality, acceptance, and the pressure to conform. Stargirl is a character who is unafraid to be herself, and her arrival in the small town shakes up the status quo and forces the other characters to question their own values and beliefs. Through Stargirl’s character, the novel encourages readers to embrace their own uniqueness and to be true to themselves.

One of the strengths of the novel is the character of Stargirl herself. She is a compelling and relatable character, and her unique perspective on life is both inspiring and thought-provoking. The way she challenges the status quo and encourages others to be true to themselves is a powerful message that resonates with readers.

The writing in the novel is also noteworthy, Spinelli’s use of imagery and metaphor is very effective in bringing the story to life and evoking strong emotions. The writing is simple and direct, making the book accessible to a wide range of readers.

“Stargirl” was first published in 2000 and has since become a best-seller and a classic in young adult literature. It has won numerous awards and has been widely praised for its powerful message and memorable characters.

“Stargirl” is a young adult novel that is generally recommended for readers between the ages of 12 and 18.  While the novel is particularly popular among teenage readers, it is also enjoyed by adults due to the universal themes it covers.

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