Friday, May 18, 2007

Weekend Reading: Stargirl

This Friday's weekend reading comes from Katie, 14, in Virginia.

Do you ever feel like you have to fit in with a group? Do you ever wonder what other people think of you? Not Stargirl Caraway, the title character of this novel.
Leo Borlock, the narrator and classmate of Stargirl, never broke free from the crowd, and neither did anyone else. No one at Mica Area High School tried to be different. They followed everyone else, until one day, when a particular student joined the school and shook things up.
On Stargirl's first day at MAHS, she comes wearing a long white peasant dress. She covers her school desk with a colored cloth and a daisy in vase. At lunch, she hands out cookies and serenades people for their birthdays. She has a pet rat. No one knows quite what to make of her.
Somehow (you'll have to read the book to find out) she becomes popular. People find her entertaining. The high school hallways become filled with smiles, color, and originality. But her popularity is only shortlived. When Stargirl's crazy actions become too out of hand, people start disliking her. What does she do next? Does she stay true to herself or try to fit in? You'll have to read the book to find out.
I loved this book because Stargirl is such a sweet character. She believes in herself and doesn't care what other people think of her. She knows who she is and doesn't try to let others change her. I wish she were a real person, because she would be a perfect nomination for the 25 Beautiful Girls!
Read it!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

th@s really cool i will read it!

Anonymous said...

My class had this book for lititure study I really want to read it now
-Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Jerry Spinelli, the author of Stargirl, is my friend's grandfather!
-E

Anonymous said...

i love this book, it is really interesting! if you haven't already, read it!!!!

Anonymous said...

I could not get into this book and only read half of the book

Anonymous said...

I love this book.
Ive read it like a million times
and i dont regreet it.
Sometimes i wish she were too, and that there could be a second part to the book;
Stargirl: Rises Again
and im desperate! truth is, this book is amazing, perrhaps the best!
read it!

Anonymous said...

AHhhhh!!! World's best book!!!

Anonymous said...

ok! I'll read it!

david said...

did u know that stargirl is going to come out as a movie? it is said that it is being planned right now and it will be released in 2008(that's what they are expecting anyway)