Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli
Do you play a ukulele and sing to other students at lunch? Do you wear old fashioned clothes and keep a pet rat named Cinnamon? Well, you do if you are Stargirl Caraway. Stargirl is new in school, and everyone is talking about her. Leo Borlock is terrified the first time she looks straight at him, thinking she will come talk to him. Stargirl even sends Leo a valenitne on Valentines Day. Leo can't really get her out of his head, and one day follows her after school. Where does she go? She goes to the dessert, but he doesn't follow her any longer. He even walks to her house and hides behind their car. Then, Stargirl comes out and finds him. What does she say? Well, you have to read "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli to see what she says to Leo, and to find out if she can also capture his heart.
I give "Stargirl" five stars, because it's a great lesson. There probably aren't many people like Stargirl, who send you a card or do something nice for a person they don't even know. She is a very selfless person, who during the book was treated badly because no one knew her. They judged her before they knew her, even though she was a great person. I think overall it was a great book that I recommend to anybody and will read again.