Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1)
Is popularity truly worth it? For 15-year-old Leo it was, where you must never stand out for the wrong reasons. His plans for popularity change when after 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl arrives at Mica High. She's completely rejected for everything that doesn't make her "normal." Somewhere, a normal Leo falls in love with her. It's a complete roller coaster that will play with your happiness and sadness, hoping for one thing and then another!
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A modern-day classic from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, this beloved celebration of individuality is now an original movie on Disney+!
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Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.
Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Don’t miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, as well as The Warden’s Daughter, a novel about another girl who can't help but stand out.
“Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times
Praise for Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1)
"Spinelli has produced a poetic allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity." —The New York Times
“A magical and heartbreaking tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"Part fairy godmother, part outcast, part dream-come-true, [Stargirl] possesses many of the mythical qualities of Maniac Magee." —Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Stargirl is luminescent. . . . This book resonates long after the cover is closed." —The Detroit News and Free Press
"Stargirl tells us the captivating story of a magical, mysterious girl. . . . A wonderful tribute to nonconformity." —Chicago Tribune
"Throughout his career, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli has shown he’s a master of evoking the particular pangs felt in adolescence." —Time Magazine