Friday, February 15, 2013

Stargirl & Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Come on and shine, shine like a star...

Stargirl Caraway is a phony -at least that was what people are saying when she moved to Mica High in Arizona. What kind of name is Stargirl anyway? Her name reverberates throughout the hallways, and her acts were either applauded or disdained.

As much as it drains a lot of energy to act like the rest, it takes a lot of courage to be different. So much of what makes us who we are is caught in between. I read these books after my daughter’s insistence, which I did not regret at all.  What I like most about these books is that both talked about what’s really important in life –putting an effort into doing things that the norm dictates or doing good deeds because that what matters regardless of society’s verdict.

These Jerry Spinelli  books tackled the very heart of “being yourself.” Both STARGIRL and its sequel LOVE, STARGIRL were wonderful. Great books for transition-age, I’m happy my daughter read these.

Books Details:
Title: Stargirl and Love, Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Fiction

Conversation with my daughter:
Daughter: So, what do you think of Stargirl?
Me: She had a loser for a boyfriend.
Daughter: Oh, yeah, that.
Me: Good thing the first book was written from his POV.
Daughter: Why?
Me: Well, it just meant that he admits to being a loser.


  1. gotta love that conversation, Louize! I have yet to read Love, Stargirl though. Not that impressed with Stargirl. hopefully this year. :D

    1. Like what my daughter told me, you have to read Love, Stargirl to truly appreciate Stargirl, which worked for me. Hope that works for you too. :)