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Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli (more about Jerry Spinelli) 1569/350
Real Life Drama published by Orchard Books
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
* £3.99, usually dispatched within 24 hours.
Karen King's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
Leo, a fourteen year old boy and an unusual girl who joins his school. An unusual, thought-provoking story.
What happens?
Leo has never met anyone like Stargirl. She dresses different, talks different, plays a ukulele and tries to spread happiness. At first the other students think she is strange, but she wins them over to become the most popular girl in the school - and Leo's girlfriend. Then Stargirl does something so unconventional the others kids can't forgive her. Leo finds himself with divided loyalties - Stargirl or his friends.
Is it easy to read?
Easy to read. Written in the first person with plenty of dialogue.
Anything else?
A thought-provoking, often amusing read, that keeps you guessing to the end. Jerry Spinelli is an award winning author in the US and this book ‘has taken the US by storm'.
Other books by Jerry Spinelli include Wringer.
Who says so?
This review by Karen King.
The publisher reckons...
The girl you will never forget. 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. And away she flew
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