Stargirl

Stargirl

Book - 2004 | Spanish
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In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever.
Leo se siente tan fascinado como intimidado por Stargirl, la nueva de la escuela, una chica especial e inmune a las duras criticas del resto y que ademas no hace mas que llamar la atencion, algo que jamas haria el.
Publisher: Miami, FL : Alfaguara, c2004
ISBN: 9781594378157
1594378150
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 21 cm

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Stephbrennan
Jun 20, 2018

this book is really good. It's a must read. Stargirl is a unique character that brings joy and happiness to Leo's school.

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KeenaL
Aug 29, 2016

I love this book so much. Always embrace your uniqueness!

FindingJane Nov 12, 2014

Stargirl is an inexplicable character. Much like Iago or Aaron of Shakespearean writing, she exudes a baffling quality that makes no sense to the people around her. She seems to have motiveless benevolence, just as they possess motiveless malignity. She keeps not diaries for herself but about other people. She sings people songs on a ukulele on their birthdays. She leaves bits of change for other people to find. She isn’t one of those people dispensing charity on the poor or needy; that’s something anybody could do and it suggests a kind of exclusiveness, wherein some of us are on the inside and others on the outside. Stargirl simply brings everybody into her circle. She simply doesn’t understand the concept of exclusion, cliques, groups, memberships or the idea of us vs. them. Being that she’s such an enigma, the novel obliquely focuses on the people around her: the students who shun her, insult her, sneer at her and leave her friendless. Even the boy who supposedly goes out with her is ashamed of her—mainly because she makes him feel ashamed of himself. He is also shunned as well and the loneliness that ensues inspires a kind of terror in himself that he doesn’t have the depth to analyze or fight. Leo needs the appreciation and camaraderie that can only come from being in a group. He’s not alone in his emotions; it’s practically universal. That’s why Stargirl baffles him so much. You feel for this kid and you also wonder whether you would behave any differently. It’s a book that makes you beam and squirm in equal measure and makes you, for just a few moments, ponder the mysteries and minutiae of the world and the people in it. In the end, we are all made of the same stuff as the stars.

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