Jerry Spinelli John Ritter



  • Title: Stargirl
  • Author: Jerry Spinelli John Ritter
  • ISBN: 9780739338971
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Audio CD

Stargirl From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl She captures Leo Borlock s heart with just one smile She sparks a school spirit revolution with just one cheer The students of Mica High are enchanted At first Then they turn on her Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything tStargirl From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl She captures Leo Borlock s heart with just one smile She sparks a school spirit revolution with just one cheer The students of Mica High are enchanted At first Then they turn on her Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her normal In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.An unabridged recording on 4 CDs 4 hours, 24 minutes.

Recent Comments "Stargirl"

Okay, I'm going to say it. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli is a young adult classic (maybe even a children's classic but that's really a cataloguing issue that I am ill-equipped to discuss). This designation raises the question: What makes a book (any book) a classic? For me it means a book that is timeless; something you can read years and years after it was written without the book losing its vibrancy. A classic also needs to have memorable writing and characters. It needs to speak to the reader. I [...]

I read this in middle school as required reading and absolutely LOVED it, but coming back to it years later, I couldn't help but notice some of its flaws. I got very attached to the story despite it being less than 200 pages and I do love the moral that Spinelli is trying to get across, but I was not a big fan of the characters. Although, with a book this short, exaggerated characters are pretty much a necessity. I recommend this book to everyone, though, especially middle schoolers who feel the [...]

Very sweet. I had this book lying around and picked it up to give myself a break from the Holocaust Monster I've been chipping away at for the past month, and it definitely did the trick. The kids seem a little innocent - more like elementary school than high school - but dammit why CAN'T there be beautiful and magical teenagers who hold hands at the movies and give their friends cupcakes and valentines? Why do they have to do drugs and have sex and be JERKS all the time?

"Nothing’s more fun than being carried away."Stargirl is the happiest, bravest, most carefree, most non-conformist girl you will ever meet. She is everything every school girl wishes she could be but will never dare to be. She does the last thing someone who wants to fit in will ever do.• She smiles at everyone.• She dances in the rain.• She wears the strangest outfit and wears no makeup. (Not anything like that. I’m exaggerating. Lol.)• She sings every celebrant a happy birthday wit [...]

I fully expected to like this!! ButIdidn't? #mybad One of my favourite books of EVER growing up was Maniac Magee. Like it totally spoke to my childhood soul and I LOVED IT. But this? Eh. After reading everyone else's raving reviews, I feel like I missed something vital. L I K E S:• The fact that the message was very much why do we all need to be the same. It talks about hive-mind. Which is a very dangerous thing, to be honest. Ugh, where people get together and start agreeing BAD THINGS ALWAYS [...]

Stargirl is an amazing book about individuality and nonconformism. A home-schooled girl named Stargirl begins attending the public high school for her sophomore year. Stargirl is different.She learns everybody's birthdays and on the day of, she sings them a happy birthday song -- accompanying herself on the ukulele -- in the middle of the lunch room, whether they want her to or not. She watches a young boy who lives across the street so that she can create a scrapbook for him without his knowled [...]

For some weird reason I couldn't put this book down! You should read it. It grabbed my attention and I am a very picky reader! :)

Stargirl (Stargirl, #1), Jerry Spinelli Title: دختر ستاره‌ اى (Stargirl, #1), Author: Jerry Spinelli, Translator: فریده اشرفی, Paperback, 240 pages, Published: 2011, by: ايران بان, first published: 2000, Original title: Stargirl, ISBN13: 9789642980055تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز ششم ماه نوامبر سال 2016 میلادیعنوان: دختر ستاره ای؛ نویسنده: جری اسپینلی؛ مترجم: فریده اشرفی؛ تهرا [...]

if this book was a person i would kill them. i would kill them in front of there mother and make them swallow there own heart. it showed a sad message that HAS BENN PLAYED OUT OVER AND OVER again. if you were locked in a box and told not to look at sun light for 12 years this book might be refreashing if not then dont bother. simply it was so crappy. here is the WHOLE STORY i'll save you time well she is differnt meets kids and then marginalized and then surprisingly becomes not differnt. here i [...]

it was refreshing to read about stargirl's genuine kindness and individuality. i liked it. we want to dance to the music in our own heads, but we don't because of the looks, whispers and stares we'd get. stargirl is the person we all want to be, while leo reminds us of the person most of us are.i hope one day to be as brave as stargirl

This is one of those rare reads where you can allow your heart to open up wide and let the story sink deep. A series for every teenage girl: just reading it makes you a better person, teaching you to laugh, to listen, to enjoy, to love, to careIn spite of the attractive eccentricity of the main character, Stargirl is more real than any other book for teens. It is set in the erratic climate of teen emotions, realistically depicted through ordinary events and conversations. These are presented fro [...]

It started with a necktie. It ended with a necktie. But not just any kind of necktie and not just any kind of girl would give someone a gift with pictures of porcupines. I really loved this book. REALLY! I did. I HEART Stargirl. Seriously. I’d been meaning to read it for years and like the last book I devoured, after reading the first 2 pages, I couldn’t put it down; so the other books I’d started before this one got pushed aside so I could get lost in her world. This book had me completel [...]

Truthfully I did not expect to like this book. I expected a heavily handed tale about acceptance. But here's the thing: I did not like Star Girl. The story is about a free-spirited girl whose named herself Star Girl who shows up for her first year of public education as a sophomore and the typical apathetic student body doesn't quite know how to respond to her. Normally when I read stories about the quirky outcast, I want to shield them from cruelty of the popular crowd, but I found myself sympa [...]

Stargirl was the most pure and precious thing, ever. My Luna Lovegood of today’s world and I want to keep her safe always. I loved this book even though I hated the people around her—but that’s the point, isn’t it? The writing was gorgeous and the characters were real and raw. Definitely a new fave. I will be rereading and annotating this one for sure.

Well this was sad. It was good but a sad ending.

I feel conflicted about this book. I liked the message it had about nonconformity and kindness and being yourself and selflessness, but I didn't like Stargirl. I don't know if it's allowed to say I didn't like her, but I didn't. I respect her and admire her, but there's such a thing as being too thoughtful and kind--as in, disregarding someone's feelings--which really makes it thoughtless and not nice at all. Like, the idea of singing to people on their birthdays during lunch. It's a nice idea, [...]

"We joined her as she sang 'Happy Birthday' to us in the lunchroom. We heard her greet us in the hallways and classrooms, and we wondered how she knew our names and our birthdays. Her caught-in-the-headlights eyes gave her a look of perpetual astonishment, so that we found ourselves turning and looking back over our shoulders, wondering what we were missing.She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school.In [...]

Edit: dropped to 2 stars So I originally DNF'd this book at 75% and gave it a 2 star rating. I decided to just go ahead and complete it because all of the things I didn't like made me curious to see how they would be resolved. I absolutely detested every single character in this book that wasn't Stargirl herself. They were disgusting, judgmental, and overall shitty people. I didn't really like the plot either. You're supposed to see how shitty these people treat Stargirl and realize that you can [...]

I probably had unreasonably high hopes for this book just because of its author. Maniac Magee was my favorite book when I was a kid, and it remains my favorite preteen chapter book to this day. But Stargirl didn't move me the way that first taste of Jerry Spinelli's work did. In fact, I was so underwhelmed that I had little interest in finishing the book, but it was a fast enough read, so I stuck with it.The execution itself isn't bad. The character of Stargirl could easily have become a paper d [...]

Stargirl Caraway is the new girl at Mica Area High School, and in her mysterious first days of school, she reveals herself to be a true unique individual. She plays a ukalele! She carries around a pet rat! She gives little gifts and cards to people she doesn't know! Soon, all of the high school cannot resist her charm, and she has the entire community under her spell. But after a while, Stargirl's actions become tiresome, irritating, and the question rises among her peers: why can't she just be [...]

❤حقاًً لقد أحببتك يا "ستار جيرل" لا تظن إنه يمكنك أن تخون نفسك وتصبح آخر لكى يرضى عنك الجميع عليك ان تكون نفسك نفسك فحسب وخاصة إن كنت متصالحاً مع ذاتك و تملك قلباً طيباً مُحباً يسعى دوماً لإدخال السعادة على قلوب الآخرين

This was my first Jerry Spinelli read and for the most part I enjoyed it. I'd give it 3.5 stars if that was possible. :) I can see why kids like his writing style, which is simple and straightforward, yet interesting. The issues he tackles in this book -- identity, conformity/nonconformity, and peer pressure -- are all relevant for middle school-aged readers, which is who this book is best suited for. Also, I think he does a good job of sending the "right" message without being preachy.At the sa [...]

Wow. Wow wow wow. This was my first time ever reading this and I loved it SO MUCH. Such a great story. I'll definitely be rereading this in the future.

Reviewed by Me for TeensReadTooStargirl Caraway is an enigma. She's the type of girl that you either love or hate--with no room for any emotions in between. When she first comes to the high-school as a sophomore in small town Mica, Arizona, her name reverberates throughout the hallways. What kind of a name is Stargirl? Was she really home-schooled for all these years, or did she just magically appear in Mica? How can she seem so calm, so serene, why eating quietly alone in the lunchroom, then st [...]

This was like reading a John Green book, before John Green books existed. There was just something special about it, that I couldn't quite put my finger on, but I really enjoyed the message behind it!

Stargirl. This should be the standard for all young adult books. It’s realistic, inspiring and I bet that it’s a story everyone could relate to. Plus, there’s no sex scenes, and just one decent kiss. The book, is narrated by Leo Borlock’s perspective. He gives us an idea on how different Stargirl could be in a normal person’s point of view. Stargirl, being homeschooled, decides to come out of her shell. She enrolls at Mica High, and fortunately fails to blend in. For odd reasons, such [...]

لم أتوقع ان تعجبني رواية كهذه أظنها صنعت للمراهقين البطلة ستار جيرل فتاة لم تذهب للمدارس وتعلمت أغلب تعليمها فى البيت ثم قرر والديها ان تكمل فى احدى المدارسونتيجة لعدم اختلاطها بالناس كانت غريبة الاطوار عنهم مظهرها مختلف وتصرفاتها مختلفة عنهم ما دفعهم للسخرية منهاالطلاب ي [...]

این کتاب یه بخشی از قلبتونو تسخیر میکنه.جدی میگم.استار گرل فقط یک دختر نیست.انسانیته.محبته و تمام احساسات گرمی که هر روز تجربه میکنیم و و به خاطر همین روزمرگیشون فراموششون میکنیم.اگر این کتابو خیلی سطحی فقط بخونید یه داستان بامزست از یه دختر و یه پسر که تفاوت های زیادی دارن ولی [...]

I guess my problem with this story was that I really didn’t buy Stargirl. She’s so self-confident/oblivious that she doesn’t seem to notice or care that the whole school is giving her the silent treatment. She’s extremely kind and compassionate. She meditates, wears floor length dresses and carries a rat around in a sunflower bag. She’s the perfect model of a nonconforming individual. I wanted her to have some flaws. To be secretly worried about being accepted before Leo explained that [...]

I could feel my heart practically breaking inside me as I was reading this book. It is one of those YA books that are relevant and replete with life lessons for all to learn, whether you can relate to the characters or not. Stargirl is told in the first-person point of view of Leo Borlock, a junior at Mica High School in Arizona, who crosses paths with a beautiful, kind, and weird girl who has re-christened herself as, well, Stargirl. Stargirl Caraway draws attention to herself from day one by a [...]

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