The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli’s modern-day classic Stargirl, now an original film on Disney+!
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.
“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
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.
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My Favorite Book❤️
I read "Star Girl" the first book for a reading assignment and loved it, even though everyone else hated it. StarGirl makes me want to be me and not be "ordinary". I didn't think That there WAS a book better than "Star Girl" but this one IS better. Its fascinating, and I wish it was longer. It has the details in it that makes me want to almost BE her. I definitely recommend this to both young and old. -Review from an 11 year old❤️
I really enjoyed this book! I feel like the ending could’ve been better. Maybe if Leo came to visit stargirl. But other then that it was a great book it’s one of my favorites. I think the author should make 2 more books one where Leo writes to stargirl. And in the second book Leo and stargirl see each other again. ⭐️ 👧
I love how this book is formatted! After reading the first book, I had a lot of questions and they were pretty much all solved in this book!! It really was heartwarming to see how Stargirl reacted to not having Leo by her side anymore. Great book, if you don’t like reading things in diary form, probably not the book for you!! I was totally fine with it though!! Now I am waiting and wanting Jerry Spinelli to write a third book with Leo writing back to Stargirl!! I would totally read it. Definitely recommend this read!