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Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
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Jun 07, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 48-hour, coming-of-age, fiction, friendship, high-school, library-books, read-in-2009, reading-challenges, young-adult, young-women
Read in June, 2009

In Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl, 10th grader Stargirl Cawaway certainly marches to the beat of her own drum - a dangerous pastime for any high school student. Kimono wearing, ukulele playing Stargirl is a charming and friendly character who dances when there is no music and laughs when there are no jokes.

I wish I could have been as brave and altruistic as Spinelli's titular heroine when I was in high school. Stargirl is a true individual, and the kind of girl I want to grow up to be one day!

Stargirl is a great story with a wonderful ending. Delightfully touching and humorous, I dare you not to learn a lesson about individuality and conformity when you read Stargirl.

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Jerry Spinelli
“She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.”
Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl

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