- Publish Date: 2002-05-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jerry Spinelli
A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.
Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of âStargirl, Stargirl.â She captures Leo Borlockâ 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.
Donât miss the sequel, Love, Stargirl, and Jerry Spinelliâs latest novel, The Wardenâs Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.
âSpinelli 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.â âThe New York Times
From the Hardcover edition.