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Stargirl (Black Apple) Paperback – 1 Jul 2002
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"A memorable read, which leaves the reader with a lasting sense of having been touched by someone very special" -- Booktrust Best Books Guide
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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
When she first arrived at Leo's school, everyone was uncomfortable around her. She sang "Happy Birthday" to complete strangers, she wore no make-up and really unusual clothes, she made up her own version of the Pledge of Allegiance... At first no one believed she was real, then slowly people started to accept her, even like her.
However, later in the school year the whole school turned on her. Her only crime was not behaving the same way as everyone else, being herself, being different...
I loved this book because it really got me thinking. As I read it, I considered the people in my own school and thought about how we all strive to be the same, to be accepted. Jerry Spinelli wrote about a girl who did things that were just out of the question, things that were just not done and his message gets through very clearly: Why shouldn't these things be done? Why shouldn't people all be different?
All in all, a brilliant read and a very thought-provoking story. It really effects the reader. If enough people read it maybe it will incite a revolution!
The boys in school are immediately struck by her quiet, unassuming beauty. The girls are both jealous of her innate naturalness and excited to have her enthusiasm in the school. For Leo Borlock, it's a mixture of fear and excitement that has him falling in love with the mysterious Stargirl--and a desire to see her on the Hot Seat, the in-school television show he runs with his best friend, Kevin.
The kids at school embrace Stargirl--her quirkiness, her individuality, her enthusiasm and exuberance for everything she does. She discovers friends and cheerleading, and she's popular. Popular, that is, until she starts rooting for the opposition, determined to bring joy and happiness to everyone, not just her home team. Suddenly, she's not the popular girl that everyone wants to be around. The same individuality that was once embraced is now snubbed, literally, by almost everyone in school. Except for Leo, who's in love with the enigmatic Stargirl, a girl who whole-heartedly loves him back.
Until Leo is forced to choose between the affections of an entire school full of classmates and the maybe-too-individual Stargirl. When faced with the choice of one person versus many, Leo might not be strong enough to make the right decision.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good book, interesting perspective. I read this when I was younger, and it made me feel better about not always fitting in.Published 8 months ago by Athena
Bought it for my daughter but read it also. Would recommend for pre/early teen. Enjoyed it.Published 10 months ago by Miss E.
*Contains minor spoilers*
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Hachette Children's Group and NetGalley*
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A friend of mine I met through Instagram recommended this book to me and I haven't stopped thanking her! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Courtney
I have to admit, I loved and hated Stargirl in equal measures. Some of the things that she did was borderline creepy. Other things I could see as thoughtful and kind gestures. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Escapades of a Bookworm
such a beautiful way with words, hitting some quotes which warm your heart eg 'her smile put the sunflowers to shame' HOLY CRAP!!! so simple yet just. beautiful and adorable . Read morePublished 14 months ago by em
This eBook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Stargirl is a popular young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli, originally published... Read more