Love, Stargirl
Love, Stargirl
Love, Stargirl
Jerry Spinelli
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The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli’s modern-day classic Stargirl!Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love. Don’t miss Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.   “Spinelli 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.” —The New York Times   

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  • Adventure
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Stargirl has moved and left everything behind: Arizona, Mica High, enchanted desert places--and Leo, her once (and future?) boyfriend. He's all she can think about, and her life begins to feel like a parade of unhappy anniversaries. Then Stargirl meets her wonderfully bizarre new neighbors: Dootsie, the curly-headed five-year- old "human bean"; Charlie, who sits among the tombstones; hot-tempered Alvina with that one glittery nail; and Perry Delloplane, the blue-eyed thief who soon lays his own claim to Stargirl's heart.

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The adolescent, whimsical girl who renamed herself Stargirl, and was the main character in the novel Stargirl, appears again in this sequel Love, Stargirl, also by Jerry Spinelli. In the first book, Stargirl had been home-schooled her whole life before moving to Arizona, where her first public school experience is difficult, as she becomes a target for ridicule, when she is not being completely ignored or excluded. Although she is made fun of for being different, she remains a unique, warm-hearted person.

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