by Jerry Spinelli
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Annotation: Stargirl has moved again into a new neighborhood where she will be homeschooled.
Summary: Stargirl has moved and is making friends. So far, she made friends with Dootsie, Arnold, Charlie, and Perry. Perry seems to like her but Leo might also still like her too. Who will she choose? Despite her adjusting to her new place, she has found her own place to meditate and relax. She is also planning a celebration!
Critique: This book is a great book and I recommend it to everyone because it shows the way Stargirl thinks. Stargirl knew how to make friends. Dootsie was especially brave so I really respected her (except for that one time she threw Stargirl’s prized earrings into the sewer). This book had a lot of adventure and excitement in it.
Biography: Spinelli lives with his wife and fellow writer, Eileen, in Wayne, Pennsylvania. While they write in separate rooms of the house, the couple edits and celebrates one another’s work. Their six children have given Jerry Spinelli a plethora of clever material for his writing. Jerry Spinelli is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal. His latest novel, Stargirl, was a New York Times bestseller and an ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults.
You can learn more about Jerry Spinelli at: www.jerryspinelli.com.
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