Friday, October 2, 2009

Stargirl by 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 "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 noncomformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love. (Courtesy of GoodReads)

Stargirl as a person was, amazing. It takes a lot to be you, when everyone else wants to be "them". Whose to say who you should be? For a while, no one could tell Stargirl she was anything or should be anyone other than who she was. That aspect of the book was great. Stargirl as a whole wasn't that fascinating. I like it, don't get me wrong. It's just sometimes it was hard to actually enjoy it.

I didn't get stuck at any points, it's just that sometimes it was a bit dull. Overall the theme and concept is really nice. Anyone who wants a little inspiration should definitely read Stargirl.

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