Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
From the Hardcover edition.
When 15-year-old Stargirl Caraway starts attending Mica Area High School after years of home-schooling, she creates a sensation. First seen as "an alien," Stargirl soon wins her classmates over with her unusual, but always kind and generous, behavior. However, when she is recruited to join the cheerleading team, she horrifies her fellow classmates by refusing to root against the opposing teams and even going so far as to cheer for them. While Stargirl is unmoved when she is shunned, her new boyfriend, Leo Borlock is mortified and so attempts to help Stargirl retrieve her former popular status and to appear more "normal." Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Love + Romance, School + Education, Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, Social Issues / Friendship, Social Issues / Values + Virtues, General
- May 1, 2004
- May 1, 2004
- Jerry Spinelli