Series: Stargirl Book 1
Length: 186 pages
Audiobook Length: 4 hours and 24 minutes
First Published: 2000
Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body.
But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl’s arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her.
Quotes from StarGirl
The earth is speaking to us, but we can’t hear because of all the racket our senses are making. Sometimes we need to erase them, erase our senses. Then – maybe – the earth will touch us. The universe will speak. The stars will whisper.
The trouble with miracles is, they don’t last long.
Heart and head are contrary historians.
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. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a cork board like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.
Movie Trailer for Title (2020)
About Jerry Spinelli
Spinelli was born in 1941 and grew up in rural Pennsylvania in the United States. He gets a lot of inspiration from his own childhood experiences and feelings along with those of his children and grandchildren. His wife, Eileen, is also a children’s author. They live together in Pennsylvania. Visit the author’s website →