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A celebration of nonconformity a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo 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 bodyBut 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 herIn 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


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    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 designation raises the question What makes a book any book a classic? For me it means a book that is timeless something you can read years and years after it was written without the book losing its vibrancy A classic also needs to have memorable writing and characters It needs to speak to the reader It needs to be a book that you enjoy every time you read it or talk about it Classics are the books you want to immerse yourself in the books you wish you could live in with the characters that you wish were your friendsI'll say it again Stargirl is a classicThe story starts with Leo Borlock who moved to Mica Arizona at the age of twelve Around the time of his move Leo decided to start collecting porcupine neckties no easy task especially in Mica For two years Leo's collection stood at one tie Until his fourteenth birthday when an unknown someone presented Leo with his second tie someone who was watching from the sidelinesMica's unusual events don't stop there The story continues when Leo is a junior in high school On the first day the name on everyone's lips is Stargirl Formerly home schooled Stargirl is a sopho like no one Leo or any of the other Mica students has ever met beforeShe 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 In our minds we tried to pin her to corkboard like a butterfly but the pin merely went through and away she flewAfter finishing this book and recently reading Love Stargirl Spinelli's newly released sequel I have my own explanation Stargirl is magical She represents the kind of magic people need in their lives to appreciate the little things to dare to be different to be kind to strangers The kind of magic where you still believe things can be wondrousIn the story Leo soon realizes that Stargirl might be someone he could loveUnfortunately high school students don't always believe in or appreciate magic like Stargirl's As the school moves from fascination to adoration and finally to disdain Leo finds himself in an impossible position forced to choose between the girl he loves and his entire lifestyle Technically speaking I love everything about this book the characters the story the cover art This one has the full package Spinelli's writing throughout the story is perfect He captures Leo's fascination with Stargirl as well as his equivocation as he is forced to choose between Stargirl and the crowdStargirl is not a long book The writing is cogent sentences brief Nonetheless the text is rich This book never gets old or boring Spinelli creates a compelling utterly new narrative here with a charmingly memorable heroineYou can find this review and on my blog Miss Print