Stargirl


by Jerry Spinelli (Author)

Book Cover for Stargirl

   Book 1   
Pages: 186

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.

Recognition: Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book for Children's Literature (2001); Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award Nominee (2001); Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2003); Iowa Teen Award (2003); South Carolina Book Award Nominee for Young Adult Book Award (2003); Grand Canyon Reader Award for Teen Book (2003); Charlotte Award (2004); Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee (2006)

Stargirl Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Stargirl
Reading level: 12+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: realistic fiction  romance  school  friendship 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Stargirl  (2000)
2.   Love, Stargirl  (2007)