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Love, Stargirl
Stargirl Series, Book 2
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The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's modern-day classic Stargirl!Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved...
The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's modern-day classic Stargirl!Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved...
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  • The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli's modern-day classic Stargirl!

    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 of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.

    In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love.

    Don't miss Jerry Spinelli's latest novel, The Warden's Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.

    "Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion." —The New York Times



    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Chapter One Dear Leo,

    I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1.

    And what better way to celebrate this New Year's Day than to begin writing a letter to my once (and future?) boyfriend.

    I found something today. Something special. The thing is, it's been right in front of me ever since we moved here last year, but today is the first time I really saw it. It's a field. A plain old vacant field. No house in view except a little white stucco bungalow off to the right. It's a mile out of town, a one-minute bike ride from my house. It's on a hill--the flat top of a hill shaped like an upside-down frying pan. It used to be a pick-your-own-strawberries patch, but now it grows only weeds and rocks.

    The field is on the other side of Route 113, which is where my street (Rapps Dam Road) dead-ends. I've biked past this field a hundred times, but for some reason today I stopped. I looked at it. I parked my bike and walked into it. The winter weeds were scraggly and matted down, like my hair in the morning. The frozen ground was cloddy and rock-hard. The sky was gray. I walked to the center and just stood there.

    And stood.

    How can I explain it? Alone, on the top of that hill, in the middle of that "empty" field (Ha!--write this down, Leo: nothing is empty), I felt as if the universe radiated from me, as if I were standing on the X that marked the center of the cosmos. Until then I had done my daily meditation in many different places in and around town, but never here. Now I did. I sat down. I barely noticed the cold ground. I held my hands on my thighs, palms up to the world. I closed my eyes and dissolved out of myself. I now call it washing my mind.

    The next thing I noticed was a golden tinge beyond my eyelids. I opened my eyes. The sun was seeping through the clouds. It was setting over the treetops in the west. I closed my eyes again and let the gold wash over me.

    Night was coming on when I got up. As I headed for my bike, I knew I had found an enchanted place.

    January 3

    Oh, Leo, I'm sad. I'm crying. I used to cry a lot when I was little. If I stepped on a bug I'd burst into tears. Funny thing--I was so busy crying for everything else, I never cried for myself. Now I cry for me.

    For you.

    For us.

    And now I'm smiling through my tears. Remember the first time I saw you? In the lunchroom? I was walking toward your table. Your eyes--that's what almost stopped me in my tracks. They boggled. I think it wasn't just the sight of me--long frontier dress, ukulele sticking out of my sunflower shoulder sack--it was something else too. It was terror. You knew what was coming. You knew I was going to sing to someone, and you were terrified it might be you. You quick looked away, and I breezed on by and didn't stop until I found Alan Ferko and sang "Happy Birthday" to him. But I felt your eyes on me the whole time, Leo. Oh yes! Every second. And with every note I sang to Alan Ferko I thought: Someday I'm going to sing to that boy with the terrified eyes. I never did sing to you, Leo, not really. You, of all people. It's my biggest regret. . . . Now, see, I'm sad again.

    January 10

    As I said last week, I wash my mind all over the place. Since the idea--and ideal--is to erase myself from wherever and whenever I am, I think I should not allow myself to become too attached to any one location, not even Enchanted Hill, as I call it now, or to any particular time of day or night.

    So that's why this morning I was riding my bike in search of a new place to meditate. Cinnamon was hitching a ride in my pocket. As I rode past a cemetery a splash of brightness caught my eye. It...

About the Author-

  • JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.

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  • DOGO Books samanthamaroon5 - I finished Stargirl around last month. I say it is a realistic fiction book because it has everyday people doing everyday things. The protagonist in the story is Leo Borlock. Leo goes to Mica High school. The book is actually revolves around one peculiar girl named Susan or Stargirl or HullyGully whatever suits her. Stargirl is very strange and... different. I like this book because it shows how we, as people, like to shun others because they are different. We see some one act a certant way and asume that everyone should be like that. Instead of being ourselfs we try to be like everyone else. And when we do see someone act as they should we make fun of them or not enclude them in our groups or clicks. I think this book can really help us treat others right. Just like Archie says in the book, "she is us more than we are us. She is , I think, who we really are." I believe this book is amazing and it moved me hopefully it moved anyone who read it.
  • Publisher's Weekly

    July 16, 2007
    In Newbery Medalist Spinelli’s sequel to his 2000 novel Stargirl
    , readers join the eponymous heroine and find out how she is coping after being dumped by Leo Borlock. Having moved from Arizona to Pennsylvania, Stargirl records her thoughts, observations and emotions in near daily (unsent) missives to Leo, as she works to move beyond her sadness. Her entries are peppered with poetry as well as little pep talks she writes to herself whenever her spirits are low. (“You have your whole life ahead of you, and all you’re doing is looking back. Grow up, girl. There are some things they don’t teach you in homeschool.”) Stargirl spends most of her time with a talkative six-year-old, Dootsie, a grumpy girl named Alvina, and a handful of older locals with their own quirks and problems. She also meets a boy with a mysterious past; their brief romance and other events combine to lift Stargirl out of her doldrums, as she reconciles her feelings about Leo (“You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow”). Readers should embrace Stargirl’s originality and bigheartedness, and may be inspired to document their own emotional ups and downs in the Stargirl Journal
    , available the same month, which consists of blank lined pages with quotations from both novels. Ages 12-up.

  • School Library Journal

    September 1, 2007
    Gr 6-10-This brilliant sequel to "Stargirl" (Knopf, 2000) takes place a year later. Now living in Pennsylvania, Stargirl, 15, continues to pine for Leo, who dumped her, and struggles to make a place for herself in her new community. Fortunately, her eclectic neighbors, who include Dootsie, a five-year-old "human bean"; Betty Lou, an agoraphobic divorcée; and Perry Delloplane, an amiable thief, draw her back into life and happiness. Written in diary format-the "world's longest letter," as Stargirl calls it-this novel is as charming and unique as its sensitive, nonconformist heroine. Addressing loss, growing pains, and staying true to oneself, this stellar follow-up is both profound and funny."Terri Clark, Smokey Hill Library, Centennial, CO"

    Copyright 2007 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Humor, graceful writing, lively characters, and important lessons about life will make this a hit with fans of Stargirl."
  • School Library Journal "Brilliant. . . . As charming and unique as its sensitive, nonconformist heroine."
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Anyone who loved Jerry Spinelli's beautiful, poignant young adult novel Stargirl is in for a treat with his latest novel. Anyone who survived or is enduring the teenage years will repeatedly recognize him or herself in these pages--and find the book hard to put down."
  • VOYA "Touching and inspiring."
  • Booklist "The many readers who loved the first book will embrace this sequel."

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