Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publishing information: Knopf books, 2002, 12-14
Number of Pages: 208
Summary of Plot: From the point of view of Leo, a popular boy at school. When a new girl, Susan aka stargirl, comes to school, she is different, she dressed weird and does what she likes, like sing happy birthday to random people. After being accepted by the school, she becomes popular and a cheerleader. When she starts cheering for both teams at the championships, everyone starts to hate her, except Leo. They start dating, and he learn from her how to caring, and selfish. The other girls at school are jealous and bully Susan and make her fell unwelcomed. Leo never sees Startgirl again. The school in never the same after Stargirl leaves, more people start acting as individuals.
Your Reaction to the book: This book taught me a lot, when I read it the first time in Middle school. Even though Stargirl is a little weird, I think she gets the point across to the reader.
Potential Problems: this book is for an older group of kids, I don’t think that younger kids would understand the politics in this book.
Recommendations: I think everyone who is going into their teenage years should read this book.