Love, Stargirl: Stargirl #2 by Jerry Spinelli

846984Publication Date: August 14, 2007

Publisher: Knopf books for young readers

Pages: 288

Targeted Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Coming-of-age

Blurb: LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of “the world’s longest letter,” in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year’s time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.

In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and – of course – love.

There are some books that when you’re reading it something magical happens and when you smile, every part of your body buzzes with happiness. When there’s a sad part, you become low for the rest of the day. This is that book. This is that book that creates a world for you above your head. This is that book that leaves you completely satisfied and amazed. This is one of the best book I’ve ever read (I repeat this line many times in this review).

In the first book Stargirl Caraway enchanted me. In this book, well she continued to do the same. I fell in love with every part of her as I read on. 

I was fascinated by Stargirl in the prequel, and this book made me further fascinated. She is truly beautiful. She has the hugest heart. She has a place for everybody in her heart. Nobody is insignificant. She sees something in everybody. Also she isn’t proud or arrogant or stuck up. She treats everybody as equal. She believes they are like her. She sees people not only at the surface, but deeper and sometimes better than one sees them-self.

This book is from Stargirl’s POV. And while in the prequel we were all wondering at who this creature might be, in this book we meet her as a fellow human, a teenager even. Definitely a more special kind and better person than the better lot of us, but a real human who has bad days, who mopes around for her ex and deals with real life. It makes us connect with her so much more.

Apart from being all about Stargirl, this book has many other wonderful characters who seem so real. This book is every one’s story. From the man who lives in the past to the woman who is afraid of living and everyone in between.

Dootsie is one of my favorite characters. She is just so cute. I love how that huge head of her sees everything in a completely new light and how she is so vibrant and colorful  and adorable. It is impossible not to smile in every part of the book she is in.

Till now you probably have figured that I am incapable to writing a proper review for this book. Mostly it’s because I’m so smitten with it that I can’t move ahead of the fact that this book is beyond amazing!

After I read this book I had the Stargirl girl spell on me, when I just looked out and smiled so stupidly but I was also so darn devastated that this book was over and I felt so sad and my heart-felt like it was going to burst.The ending of this book is magical and beautiful and that feeling just blows you away.

 This beautiful story is about the life of Stargirl after she moves and leaves Leo. Stargirl is heart-broken and does her fair share of moping and fights her demons. She meets new and amazing people and goes around spreading the Stargirl magic around her. She discovers the place she now lives in and finds enchanted places. She goes back to being home schooled by her mom. She takes up new projects and completely fascinates us by her uniqueness. With some of the best and amazingly thoughtful quotes this book is one of a kind. 

Its taken the place of my current favorite book.

Truthfully, this book touched me deeply. There is so much truth and rawness in this book and its written amazingly. There are parts in this book that will make you smile through tears. In this big bad world, there are people like Stargirl that make it worth living, restores our faith in humanity. It’s the small things. It’s when somebody in the world notices you, Stargirl does that. Not without hardship. Stargirl has her own life and heart breaks too, but she has time for the world too. 

This world desperately needs Stargirl.

Everybody needs Stargirl.

This being said, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and I’m going to recommend it to every person out there. If this book fails to touch you and capture you with its wonderful-ness, there is something seriously wrong with you. You should also know that if you read this book, and don’t like it, I don’t like you.

Normally for such an amazing book, I’d rant on and on that you have to read it. But this book is different and special and if my review touched you at all, then you shall read it and love it.

“She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music.

She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school.

In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was…

She 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 a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.” 

5 donut bears

5 donut bears for this amazing book!

Lots of love,

Beez. 

Advertisements

One thought on “Love, Stargirl: Stargirl #2 by Jerry Spinelli

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s