Love, Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

I have other courses too. Unofficial ones. Like Principles of Swooning. Life Under Rocks. Beginner's Whistling. Elves. We call it our shadow curriculum.

Love, Stargirl is the sequel to Stargirl; this definitely-not-ordinary home-schooled girl has moved from Arizona and is still being different, and still in love with Leo (from the first book). This time, though, the story is told from her point of view instead of Leo's. She encounters various people that are sort of on the margins of society: Betty Lou, the agoraphobe who hasn't left her house in nine years; Alvina, a very bad-tempered young girl who beats up boys; Archie, who wanders around town asking "Are you looking for me?"; Charlie, who spends all his days sitting at his wife's grave.

Like the first book, this one is full of thoughts about friendship, being yourself, and other teenage worries. It's a sweet book and says a lot about making a difference in the world around you; kind of idealistic but a fun read nonetheless.

Fed to jonathan's brain | October 17, 2007 | Comments (0)


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