Jerry Spinelli

Simple and beautiful.

Simple and beautiful. Stargirl.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 186
Age Range: 12 and up
Year: 2000
Genre: Realistic
Series: There is a sequel

There is a new girl in school – a former homeschool student who refers to herself as Stargirl, serenades her classmates on their birthday with her ukelele, totes around her pet rat, and dresses in unusual clothes.  She wins the hearts of her classmates, especially the narrator Leo, by her charm and enthusiasm.  But, it doesn’t take long for Stargirl’s originality to quickly become threatening and for everyone to just wish she would be “normal.”

This book would be great for middle school students. It’s fast paced and funny while telling a simple love story and teaching a good lesson on being original.



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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Jerry Spinelli, Genre: Realistic, Page Count: 100-200, Part of a Series, Year: 2000s

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