Friday, October 21, 2011

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I found this book in a high school ESL class that I was subbing in this week.  It is a good book for middle school and high school age.  In this book, Leo falls in love with Stargirl, a new girl at his high school.  She is totally different, a free spirit who is not afraid to be herself.  Stargirl plays the banjo, sings happy birthday to everyone on their birthdays,  cheers for whoever make a basket at ball games and meditates in the desert.  Her schoolmates go from not liking her to loving her to shunning her and Leo is along for the ride.  I enjoyed Stargirl's character and individuality and found it to be a well-written, fun book.

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