Monday, March 28, 2011

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Dare to be different! That’s easier said than done when you’re in high school. Mica High School students are shocked when a new student, Stargirl Carraway, arrives. They don’t know how to take her. Is she for real? Stargirl plays the ukulele, wears peasant dresses and has a pet rat that she keeps in her bag.

The students tentatively accept her, but before long, her differeces cause them to shun her. She becomes an outcast. Her ‘friends’ have to choose sides; be an outcast with Stargirl or conform to Mica High.

This is a great tale about belonging, popularity, growing up and first loves.

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