In love, stargirl, we hear the voice of stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, leo, and of course love. Aug 01, 2000 newberywinning spinelli spins a magical and heartbreaking tale from the stuff of high school. Love stargirl is the second book in jerry spinellis series stargirl, and it picks up right from where stargirl the first book in the series left off. The title stargirl emphasizes the fact that this is not a name she was born with. It was really exciting to read and really interesting. In 2007, knopf books published spinellis stargirl followup. From arizona, the caraways move to pennsylvania where stargirl starts afresh albeit not without missing the great love of her life, leo. Jun 03, 2015 jerry spinelli, stargirl stargirl is what her name claims to be. In love, stargirl, the sequel to stargirl, the main characters family has already moved from arizona to pennsylvania where stargirl returns to homeschooling after her short time in a real school in arizona didnt work out. It picks up where the previous novel left off after stargirl left mica high and describes her bittersweet memories in the town of mica, arizona along. Sep 19, 2009 stargirl goes to mica high school in the first book, stargirl, and in the second book, love, stargirl, she goes back to being homeschooled like she originally was. And this time, even leo might be giving her the cold shoulder. The first test covers stargirls letters dated january 1 through july 18. Love, stargirl picks up a year after stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end.
Parents need to know that stargirl is a sort of supernatural character who is difficult to encapsulate, despite her classmates repeated attempts to pigeonhole her. She stopped at an empty table, laid down her bag, slung the. She immediately starts a stir with her wacky outfits and even more wacky behavior. The book is the sequel to the new york times bestselling book, stargirl, and centers on the worlds longest letter in diary form. What is the main problem in the book stargirl answers. Few parents will have objections to the content, but there is one scene in particular where stargirl s peers verbally attack her on a television show. What is the boy that likes stargirl and steals thing named.
The book pays homage to someone who means a great deal to the narrator, so what better title than her own, selfchosen name. Harts film doesnt alter the heartbreak of the books ending, but a. Nov 14, 2009 stargirl goes to mica high school in the first book, stargirl, and in the second book, love, stargirl, she goes back to being homeschooled like she originally was. Stargirl s entrance to school is a big deal for all the students in this small arizona town. The book begins with the introduction of the character leo borlock. Spinelli made his picture book debut with my daddy and me, a loving tribute to fathers and sons. As much as i enjoyed the book, ill admit that there were points in the book where i found myself idly wondering what it would be like to plant my hand over stargirls face and give her a good shove backwards. Teenager courtney whitmore joins the justice society of america. She wore an offwhite dress so long it covered her shoes.
What is the name of the little girl that befriends stargirl. Jerry spinellis novel stargirl, set in arizona, is told from the point of view of the narrator, leo, who is stargirl s boyfriend. It is called stargirl because its focus is on this one character and the impact she has on leo our narrator. He received a porcupine necktie for his fourteenth birthday and doesnt know who sent it.
Love, stargirl is a 2007 young adult novel by jerry spinelli. Stargirl, who up till now has been homeschooled, starts school at mica high as a tenth grader, where leo is starting his eleventh grade year. She sings happy birthday to classmates in the lunchroom, props a small. Leo is as ordinary as it gets, struggling to conform to the rest of his peers, he has to. It is one of those ya books that are relevant and replete with life lessons for all to learn, whether you can relate to the characters or not. Many characters had a great personality and others had a horrible one,but it was really interesting while you read it. The new york times bestselling sequel to newbery medalist jerry spinellis modernday classic stargirl. When micas team begins losing, stargirl is the blame. Stargirl is an amazing book about individuality and nonconformism. Stargirl movie tiein edition by jerry spinelli, paperback. Directed by julia hart, stargirls source material is based on jerry spinellis eponymous 2000 novel, which was followed up by a 2007 sequel.
With luke wilson, anjelika washington, cameron gellman, joel mchale. Stargirl has left mica, arizona and the most important thing in her life, her boyfriend, leo. Knowing the genre of a book can help you decide if you want to read it or not. Now, years later, i get to listen to the conclusion of my second favorite book of all time. The story continues with the sequel, love, stargirl, which is written from stargirl s perspective about her new life after mica area high school. Stargirl test final test easy jerry spinelli this set of lesson plans consists of approximately 115 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials. I would recommend you read this book because i know you will like this book. In this bundle, you will find three tests for the novel love, stargirl by jerry spinelli.
It is based on the dc comics superhero of the same name created by johns and lee moder. Love, stargirl is the companion to jerry spinellis bestselling novel stargirl, this time told from the point of view of sixteenyearold homeschooler stargirl caraway herself. I remember reading stargirl on dark times during my junior year of high school, and that book helped me trough it. 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. My young daughters enjoyed it so much that they wanted to start it over again the second it ended and i was totally ok with that. In her writing, stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in mica, arizona, with involvements with new people in her life. Formerly homeschooled, stargirl comes to their arizona high school with a pet rat and a ukulele, wild clothes and amazing habits. What is the name of stargirl s friend that wont leave her house. In this lesson, we will look at the genres of the book stargirl by. It is directed by julia hart, who has earned critical acclaim. One night, at a poorly attended mahs football game, stargirl dances barefoot on the field during halftime. The second test covers july 19 through september 29, and the last test focuses on letters from october 5 through january 2 yet includes.
See what the lovebirds do while together every waking minute in chapter 20 of jerry spinellis. Wish upon a stargirl giveaway fanderwaal news a grace. They are good if we recognize where they came from and if we treat them the way the designer intended them to be treated. The series follows courtney whitmore, portrayed by brec bassinger. Hillari kimble is princess of the in crowd and is loudly making her opinion known.
It had ruffles around the neck and cuffs and looked like it could have been her greatgrandmothers wedding gown. A quirky new girl, stragirl, comes to mica area high school and isnt afraid to be herself. What i see in the bible, especially in the book of psalms, which is a book of gratitude for the created world, is a recognition that all good things on earth are gods, every good gift is from above. Signed letters vol 1 cd japan version signed stargirl book new edition signed grace vanderwaal photo. Sign me up to get more news about young adult books. Stargirl, was the new york times bestseller and an ala top ten best book for young adults. Stargirl proves the importance of being true to yourself. Stargirl is an upcoming american drama web television series created by geoff johns that will air on dc universe. Nov, 2001 goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a new york times bestseller, a parents choice gold award winner, an ala top ten best books for young adults award winner, and a publishers weekly best book of the year. She sparks a schoolspirit revolution with just one cheer.
It had lots of drama and it had lots of funny parts. In the second half of the novel, leo develops a personal relationship with stargirl, during which he is entranced by her, but he then tries to change her into something more normal. Jerry spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including maniac magee, winner of the newbery medal, and stargirl, a new york times bestseller and an ala top ten best book for young adults. She did carry a large canvas bag with a lifesize sunflower painted on it. Jerry spinelli is the author of many novels for young readers, including the wardens daughter. Something was strapped across her back, but it wasnt. The gift of the porcupine tie prepared the way for other events in the story by saying that they were all being watched, and then you later find out that stargirl gives out gifts, just like the porcupine tie that leo was given. A homeschooled girl named stargirl begins attending the public high school for her sophomore year. What is the name of the boy that rescues cinnamon from the. The book itself drifts and meanders in a very pleasant way, much like stargirl herself. Teenager courtney whitmore joins the justice society of. The stargirl community note includes chapterbychapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. Love, stargirl jerry spinelli random house childrens books.
Almost like the story itself, grace stargirl is a spark of character and wonder surrounded by average characters and directing. Stargirl, who chooses that name rather than be known by her given name susan julia caraway decides not to fit in with the crowd at her new high school and elects to. When stargirl arrives at mica high school, people notice her. Print copies of the stargirl literature circle questions printable for students. In arizona she was shunned by a mean mob of her peers for being a wonderful, positive role model. Dont get me wrong, the scarlet letter is one of my favorite novels ever, but i wanted something lighter and when i heard stargirl, the book that was my sixth. This book will make you wonder why and will make you want to know whats going to happen next. Mar, 2020 almost like the story itself, grace stargirl is a spark of character and wonder surrounded by average characters and directing.
The book is the sequel to the new york times bestselling book, stargirl, and centers on the worlds. Signed grace vanderwaal signature concert fender uke w gig bag. Filmmaker julia hart explains the change indiewire. Stargirl 2002 read online free book by jerry spinelli in. Stargirl goes to mica high school in the first book, stargirl, and in the second book, love, stargirl, she goes back to being homeschooled like she originally was.
Eleventhgrader leo borlock cannot quite believe the new student who calls herself stargirl. The film is an adaptation of the muchloved novel of the same name by jerry spinelli. The prologue wastes no time telling us that the narrator, leo borlock, is attracted to the unusual in our world. Once again, stargirl stirs up controversy in chapter 24 of jerry spinellis novel stargirl. The plot of the book begins when the character of stargirl is introduced to mica high. I could feel my heart practically breaking inside me as i was reading this book. Why because it will entertan you and make you want to read more. This is the sequel to my fave book lets see how well you know it. He already gives some unique characteristics, including his love for porcupine neckties. Ive met people like stargirl in the real world, and it is amazing how much one person can transform everyone around them.1090 385 603 1048 1173 525 419 646 220 854 859 519 547 403 935 304 655 569 94 821 1485 1453 170 630 515 960 1212 31 1372 849 1223 592 215 579 819 62 615 211 166 895 1169 1457 733