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Stargirl (Hardcover)

Author:  Jerry Spinelli
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0679886370
ISBN-13: 9780679886372
Sku: 30604539
Publish Date: 8/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  192
Age Range:  16 to UP
 
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.
Although Stargirl is shunned by many at school for her unique presence, Leo Borlock, a fellow classmate, finds her inspiring and soon finds himself head-over-heels in love. Readers Guide available. *Author: Spinelli, Jerry *Publication Date: 2000/08/01 *Number of Pages: 186 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 8.75
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Although Stargirl is shunned by many at school for her unique presence, Leo Borlock, a fellow classmate, finds her inspiring and soon finds himself head-over-heels in love. Reader's Guide available.Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of ?Stargirl, Stargirl.? She captures Leo Borlock's heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
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When 15-year-old Stargirl Caraway starts attending Mica Area High School after years of home-schooling, she creates a sensation. First seen as "an alien," Stargirl soon wins her classmates over with her unusual, but always kind and generous, behavior. However, when she is recruited to join the cheerleading team, she horrifies her fellow classmates by refusing to root against the opposing teams and even going so far as to cheer for them. While Stargirl is unmoved when she is shunned, her new boyfriend, Leo Borlock is mortified and so attempts to help Stargirl retrieve her former popular status and to appear more "normal." Named one of the Best Children's Books 2000 by Publishers Weekly.
Author Bio
Jerry Spinelli
Jerry Spinelli first became a published author at the age of 16, when his town newspaper published his poem about the local football team. His first book for children, SPACE STATION SEVENTH GRADE, was published in 1982. In 1990, Spinelli won both the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award for his novel MANIAC MAGEE.

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"[A] magical and heartbreaking tale." June 15, 2000
Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0192
Product attributePublisher:   Alfred A. Knopf
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