Stargirl: Stargirl #1 by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl

Publication date: September, 2002

Publisher: Scholastic

Pages: 186

Targeted Audience: Young Adult/Middle Grade

Genre: Contemporary/Coming-of-age

From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, hallways hum “Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. Until they are not. Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her – normal.

Stargirl.

This is a book about a girl named Stargirl. If I had to choose one word to describe Stargirl it would be magical. Stargirl Caraway is magical.

She is fascinating, different, unique, mesmerizing and beautiful.

She waltzes in like a breeze of fresh air and leaves them speechless.

She has a totally different way of looking at the world around her. She is completely fascinating.

She completely captured my heart as she did Leo.

There is a boy, Leo. From the first day Stargirl comes he is too mesmerized like all of the others. He has never seen anyone as her, no one so vibrant and fascinating.

Every next thing she does makes him more and more hooked to her.       

Every day he waits for her and wonders what she will do that day. Like everyone else he is intrigued.

Further more, the things she does not only stuns him but also creates questions in his mind and enraptures him. He wonders and is puzzled. He is also terrified of her. He wonders what is she. He tries to identify or give her some sort of word, but with Stargirl that never works out.

I loved this book. In fact I’m going to be reading it again and note down all the amazing lines even though there might be quite a lot.

Its such a shame there are hardly any Stargirl’s left in this world. This world needs Stargirl.

I applaud Jerry Spinelli. He has written this book artfully. And this type of book takes courage to write.

I feel like I shouldn’t give you a summary of this book. I feel that every person should experience it without any pre-thoughts or something. Also, every stage fascinates you and if I tell you, what fun will it be? Discovering Stargirl and her antics are so much fun and adds such a lightness and wonder to this book. I felt every part of this book was good. It was quite real.

And as for Leo, though I felt he was useless I don’t quite blame him. We might think we would have chosen otherwise but it makes us wonder what is really important. Would we be brave enough to choose Stargirl?

This is not a love story or anything dramatically teenager. Its about being yourself.

Stargirl is plain magic, the way she enraptures the people and stuns them, not caring even a little what they think. 

Finding out Stargirl through Leo’s eyes was brilliant. The way this story progresses is brilliant. This is a unique book. I think everyone should read it.

No one is as brave as Stargirl. It takes real courage to be her. 

I don’t believe anyone cant like this book. This is not like other books, its a different and special book.        

As for the ending, I have to say this is one of the best books worth that sort of an ending. It might not be amazing but its wonderful in its own sense.

Stargirl might be gone, but she is forever.

Now toodles cause I gotta go read the sequel.

Recommendation: To anyone who wants to feel special and fall in love.

Ratings: 5/5 It is worth it.

5 cupcakes

Lots of love,

Beez.

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