Reader Review: When I first saw this book, I thought it was a little weird because the title of the book was a picture. Good thing I bought it because it was completely unique and wonderful. It's a coming of age story about being yourself no matter what. It's supposed to be a children's book but I'm a 20 yr. old college student and I loved it. Five stars all the way.
Leo 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. 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 body.
But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her.
In 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.
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|Title of eBook: Stargirl||Series: Stargirl, , #1|
|Release Date: 11-13-2001|
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|Publisher: Random House Children's Books|
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Chapter OneWhen I was little, my Uncle Pete had a necktie with a porcupine painted on it. I though that necktie was just about the neatest thing in the world. Uncle Pete would stand patiently before me while I ran my fingers over the silky surface, half expecting to be stuck by one of the quills. Once, he let me wear it. I kept looking for one of my own, but I could never find one.
I was twelve when we moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona. When Uncle Pete came to say goodbye, he was wearing the tie. I though he did so to give me one last look at it, and I was grateful. But then, with a dramatic flourish, he whipped off the tie and draped it around my neck. "It's yours," he said. "Going-away present."
I loved that porcupine tie so much that I decided to start a collection. Two years after we settled in Arizona, the number of ties in my collection was still one. Where do you find a porcupine necktie in Mica, Arizona - or anywhere else, for that matter?
On my fourteenth birthday, I read about myself in the local newspaper. The family section ran a regular feature about kids on their birthdays, and my mother had called in some info. The last sentence read: "As a hobby, Leo Borlock collects porcupine neckties."
Several days later, coming home from school, I found a plastic bag on our front step. Inside was a gift-wrapped package tied with yellow ribbon. The tag said, "Happy Birthday!" I opened the package. It was a porcu...
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When I first saw this book, I thought it was a lit
May 17, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Berkeley, CA US
When I first saw this book, I thought it was a little weird because the title of the book was a picture. Good thing I bought it because it was completely unique and wonderful. It's a coming of age story about being yourself no matter what. It's supposed to be a children's book but I'm a 20 yr. old college student and I loved it.
Five stars all the way.
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