Google+ Reading Teen: Stargirl Review By: Kit

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Stargirl Review By: Kit

Stargirl (Readers Circle)
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.


I had my doubts about this book. I mean what kind of name is Stargirl right? I. Was. Wrong. I loved this book.  I finished it in less than a day and I could hardly set it down. It's funny and I was in love with the characters until about five chapters to the end. The only book I've ever cried in was Old Yeller when I was nine (I was so mad at my mom for having me read that). Although it was moving, I didn't even cry in Speak.  I didn't cry when Dumbledore, Dobby, or Fred died. I can honestly say this was the closest I have come since. I'm not even sure why I felt so strongly about it, I was just so worried that it was going to drop off and end and I would never be able to live with the ending. I would recommend this book and even though the ending is not "Happily Ever After" it gives you a glint of hope at the end.

While Stargirl is written from Leo's perspective, Love, Stargirl is written from Stargirl's.  It's basically a gigantic letter she's writing to Leo explaining her life and all of the interesting people she meets.  In my opinion this book was very good and I enjoyed it, but I really wished more had happened or he would write another book because I didn't feel like the ending was really "final".




~Kit


Parents need to know:  These books have no sexual content or cussing.  There is some dating and kissing.

4 comments:

  1. I have this book somewhere in my house, but I wasn't attracted to it. But now that I read you review, It think I should read it!

    Thanks for the review!

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  2. Awsome! Thanks! and no problem!

    ~Kit

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  3. Great review. I picked up Stargirl at a used booksale and it's been collecting dust. I need to get it out!

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  4. YES! Read it!! ;) let me know what you think!

    ~Kit

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