Stargirl

Book Information
22232Title: Stargirl
Author: Jerry Spinelli
Date of Publication: September 2002

Summary
From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, hallways hum “Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. Until they are not. Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her – normal.

My Review

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 her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was…

She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew.

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I’ve been hearing a lot of good reviews about this book since 2012 and I don’t know why it’s only now that I decided to finally read it. Maybe A.J. Fikry was right when he said that ‘books sometimes don’t find us until the right time. I realized that I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction lately that I’m starting to forget the feeling of having that emotional high over a story. So, I decided to pick up a YA book for a change. I’m thankful that I made a right choice this time because reading Stargirl has indeed gave me that delightful feeling. In fact I’ve caught myself smiling alone  several times while reading just because I really can’t help it.

Ah, Stargirl! She’s the strangest yet the most big-hearted girl you’ll ever met. As someone who is fond of stories with eccentric characters, I didn’t find it hard to like Stargirl. I like that she’s weird, innocent and carefree and I can easily relate to her because I can be like her sometimes. I mean, my officemates often describe me as someone who’s living in her own world (may sariling mundo) but I take it as a compliment, so I can somehow relate to Stargirl.

What I love most about this book is the lesson we can learn from Stargirl: Always be yourself because you are enough to stand out and make a lasting impact to this world. 🙂

My Rating: ★★★★★

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