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Jerry Spinelli
# UP2092 Paperback, 186 pages; 2011 (2000)
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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 corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.

In high school, "unusual" is usually bad. And Stargirl? She's absolutely strange. She's also thoughtful, and fun, and wise beyond her years. Leo, the teenage narrator of Stargirl's story, falls in love with the mysterious new sophomore. And though the feeling is mutual, things aren't so easy. Struggling with issues of acceptance and conformity, Leo encourages Stargirl to be normal. And, of course, that's not easy either. Jerry Spinelli's beguiling novel for young adults celebrates all that is wonderful in being weird. Stargirl is an inspiration.


This title is part of our 2018 Young Readers Book a Month Package.

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