My Thoughts On Stargirl by Spinelli

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I believe that every teenager should read this book and so should every parent of a teenager.

“Stargirl”, also known as Susan, has been homeschooled by her parents for a number of years but finally enters high school in the small town of Mica, Arizona.

She’s different. She plays the ukulele. She decorates her desk at school. She is nice to everyone. For a little while she is ignored while people try to figure her out. Then she is embraced and even copied. And then she is shunned.

Stuck in the middle is Leo. Stargirl loves him, and he is caught up in love with her but unsure how to love someone everyone in school hates.

This book is heartwarming in some parts and heartbreaking in others. You hurt for the choice that Leo makes until the very last paragraph. And then you are simply left to wonder. . .


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