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by Jerry Spinelli


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    • Grades: 6 - 9
    • Ages: 12 - 15
    Newbery Author
    • Format: Paperback Book
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In this heartfelt novel about a square-peg kid in a round-hole world, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves an emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the importance of just being yourself.

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From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High, Stargirl turns heads with a burst of color and sound. She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile and sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted—at first.

Then they turn on her. Suddenly, Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked, urges her to do the one thing that can destroy her: become normal.

With unforgettable characters and a timeless premise, this story is sure to spark lively debates about popularity, kindness, and courage.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 9
    • Ages: 12 - 15
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-439-44443-9

Editorial Reviews

"Once again Spinelli takes his readers on a journey where choices between the self and the group must be made, and he is wise enough to show how hard they are, even when sweet."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Spinelli poses searching questions about loyalty to one's friends and oneself and leaves readers to form their own answers."
Publishers Weekly