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Stargirl

Spinelli, Jerry (eBook - 2000 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Stargirl


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Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: dont 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, a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Authors: Spinelli, Jerry
Title: Stargirl
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, c2000
Characteristics: 186 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jerry Spinelli
Summary: Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: dont 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, a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of popularity--and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Branch Call Number: Downloadable ebook
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Report This Apr 03, 2014
  • absanders03 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Can't put down!

WARNING: SPOILING MAY BE INCLUDED This is a really good book. Or at least so far. I have been reading this book in class where Leo and Kevin are at Archie's. I think it is really funny.

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  • Indigo_Cobra_8 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I thought this was a pretty good book. It just didn't evoke anything in me, except for a little sadness at the end.

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  • JINGNA_1 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

this book was ok....

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  • red_dolphin_2447 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

stargirl was a book I read in 5th grade and I really liked it.

This book is perfect for 5-8 graders to read, it is a very sweet book about teens, love, and high school. You guys should read this book, it is kinda confused at the beginning, but just continue reading. You will be surprised by the ending, for me, I think the ending is very good.

Report This May 23, 2013
  • JCLAmyF rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is very sweet and eccentric, like it's main subject, Stargirl. Great for encouraging you to be more like yourself - no matter what anyone thinks.

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  • MelodyJ rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!! the second book is love, stargirl

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  • angiem99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

best book ever! I read it from beginning to end in less than a day! It really inspired me to become more myself. One of the best books I've ever read!

This book; Stargirl is amazing! Once I started it, I couldn't stop reading! My friend has a copy of this and I always ask her if I could borrow it. Stargirl is the best!

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Report This May 23, 2013
  • JCLAmyF rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A striking young woman who does just as she pleases causes an uproar when she joins a local high school. The student body, previously a fairly homogenous group of teens, doesn't know whether to react to her with respect and attraction or revulsion. One young man in particular finds himself torn between really liking her and all her eccentricities, and having a hard time dealing with how she alienates people because of her differences.

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  • Seraxoxo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Everything about Mica High School is normal, until a homeschooled girl, named Stargirl, begins attending here for her sophomore year. Stargirl is a rather unique girl. She goes around the cafeteria playing a ukulele, she carries around a rat, she even gives little gifts and cards to people she doesn't even know. When she first comes to the school, people love her. The boys in school are struck by her beauty. The girls are both jealous and excited to have her. When Stargirl takes an interest in a young man, Leo Borlock, he's full of excitement and anxiety that he could possibly be falling in love with such an interesting girl. He also wants to feature her on his school television show - Hot Seat. The students come to love her individuality, enthusiasm, and her silliness. She quickly becomes popular, till her determination to bring happiness to everyone changes everyone's opinion about her. Suddenly, Stargirl isn't the popular girl that everyone enjoyed. The students start to question her differences, and she is soon rejected by almost everyone in the school, except for Leo, who falls in love with her, and - now Stargirl's only friend - Dori Dilson. Stargirl and Leo are having a great relationship till something wants to change his mind. Leo may not be strong enough to make the right decision. Stargirl is a truly inspiring story. Jerry Spinelli made a book that many can relate to. Many students and people today want to try to fit in, but the character Stargirl proves it's okay to be different. Stargirl teaches you to be yourself. You will be drawn into the story, as you can see yourself in several of the situations encountered in Stargirl.

Report This Feb 11, 2010
  • liveblue rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Leo Borlock is like any other teenager in highschool. But when he comes face to face with the new outcast Stargirl Caraway, Leo's life is changed forever by love. But will that love be strong enough to stop Leo from wanting to be normal.

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Report This Jan 18, 2012
  • Hatsmos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Because he's cute" -Stargirl

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