Monday, August 21, 2006
Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli, 2000
Her arrival at Mica High is all anyone talks about; her antics keep everyone guessing. Bizarre? Trendsetting? Freakish? A saint? What is Stargirl? Leo wants to know, almost as much as he wants to be with her -- at least until her differance costs too much. Young adult realism that borders upon the magical, or mystical, yet keeps its feet firmly planted in old, old soil. Astute perceptions make this implausible tale believable and memorable. Strongly recommended.