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.