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review Stargirl 103 Ø A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don't stand out under any circumstances Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes for Leo and for the entire school AftThing changes for Leo and for the entire school After 15 years of home schooling Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music enchanting the Mica student bodyBut the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift and Stargirl is shunned for everything that m. Nothing’s fun than being carried away Stargirl is the happiest bravest most carefree most non conformist girl you will ever meet She is everything every school girl wishes she could be but will never dare to be She does the last thing someone who wants to fit in will ever do• She smiles at everyone• She dances in the rain• She wears the strangest outfit and wears no makeup Not anything like that I’m exaggerating Lol• She sings every celebrant a happy birthday with her ukulele With a personality like hers how do you think will she survive high school or better yet life Or an even better uestion is how will anyone who has known her will survive with or without her Read the book to find out^^What I like most about this book is the simplicity and sincerity of the story including the narrative method as the story is told by Leo the adult version who had a firsthand experience of Stargirl’s free spirited nature when they were teenagers The tone of the narrative voice is a blend of both happiness and sadness because the narrator despite his feelings for Stargirl was too affected by what other people thought of him and opted to go for majority But even though he lost that one girl he will never forget she has carved a permanent mark in the man’s heart “Who are you if you lose your favorite person Can you lose your favorite person without losing yourself I like how the story eased its way through the end without having to go through dramatic complications and yet still managing to achieve completeness in its theme and plot It is a non imposing moralistic story and a very uplifting short read that I'm sure will find a way to spark that starlight in every reader's heartRecommended to middle schoolers teenagers children readers who feel young at heart adults and oh well everyone^^

review ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Jerry Spinelli

A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don't stand out under any circumstances Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and every. Very sweet I had this book lying around and picked it up to give myself a break from the Holocaust Monster I've been chipping away at for the past month and it definitely did the trick The kids seem a little innocent like elementary school than high school but dammit why CAN'T there be beautiful and magical teenagers who hold hands at the movies and give their friends cupcakes and valentines Why do they have to do drugs and have sex and be JERKS all the time

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StargirlAkes her different Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with herIn a celebration of nonconformity Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. I feel conflicted about this book I liked the message it had about nonconformity and kindness and being yourself and selflessness but I didn't like Stargirl I don't know if it's allowed to say I didn't like her but I didn't I respect her and admire her but there's such a thing as being too thoughtful and kind as in disregarding someone's feelings which really makes it thoughtless and not nice at all Like the idea of singing to people on their birthdays during lunch It's a nice idea but what about people who are painfully shy or even just regularly shy I don't think the author's right that we all like some validation and attention I think if I'd been faced with someone serenading me in the lunchroom in high school I would have either skipped school or skipped lunch because I would have been beyond mortified It would have made me sick I hate attention But she would have done it anyway That's what I mean and I guess that's what bothered me the most about her I think the goal to be outward oriented as in looking beyond ourselves is very good and something we should all strive for but I didn't like that she didn't take into consideration people's feelings There are lots of ways to make people feel validated and special or to feel that their sorrow is shared their successes are celebrated etc less flashy ways but they didn't seem to be a default for her Also she was too good too careless of people's opinions too saint like too selfless; I guess to me she felt too perfect not real She never felt like she could be a real person someone I could actually meet one day Too larger than life Anyway I guess I've got to give the book props for making me react so strongly; I certainly didn't come away from it feeling eh