Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Stargirl by: Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl by: Jerry Spinelli

Released: 2000

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Rating: 4.o stars

Summary: Stargirl. She`s as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name. And she captures Leo Borlock`s heart with just one smile.

But when the students of Mica High turn on Stargirl for everything that makes her different,Leo urges her to become the very next thing that can destroy her:normal. In a celebration of noncomformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense,emotional tales about the perils of popularity-and the inspiration of first love.

Review: I had to read this book for a book report so I wasen`t really able to enjoy it as I would`ve liked too. I would have to read a chapter write the synopsis new characters or new settings. Then do it all over again!

Stargirl was probably the weirdest character I have ever read about. I didn`t really like her. She`s was just too weird. She always had a pet rat with her and a ukelele. I can`t really describe Leo. He might`ve been the narrator but I felt like I really didn`t get to know him.

I like the plot of the story. The only problem I had was I couldn`t see Leo and Stargirl being in high school. I think they should have been in middle school. The characters were pretty believable. But I wish they put more Hillari Kimble in or Dori Dilson. The book was centered on just Stargirl and Leo. I wanted a little more.

Overall: Pretty good just not as good as I thought.


  1. Hm, this sounds pretty interesting. My younger sister read these books and loved them. I havent read them yet but I plan too. They always seemed, like you said, more middle school-ish books instead of High school books. But I will have to check them out! Great review! :)


  2. It sounds different! I just wanted to stop by and say welcome to the book blogging community. :)

  3. All i have to say is that you obviously haven't read Stargirl thourghly enough and can hardly grasp your head around the concept Jerry Spinelli wrote about.