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Stargirl Book å 186 pages Download ç Jerry spinelli ´ A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don't stand out under any circumstances Then StThing changes for Leo and for the entire school After 15 years of home schooling Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music enchanting the Mica student bodyBut the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift and Stargirl is shunned for everything that m Stargirl is an amazing book about individuality and nonconformism A home schooled girl named Stargirl begins attending the public high school for her sopho year Stargirl is differentShe 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 knowledge She is in almost every way unconventionalThe voice of the book is a young man who becomes fascinated by Stargirl and befriends her even though many of her antics make her an outcast otherwise Through a series of events she becomes wildly popular then widely despised For this boy she experiments with being conventional for awhileThe book is fascinating It explores a lot of issues centered around social conventions and how they play in our lives for good or ill And they take place at a stage of life when kids are most susceptible to peer pressure Jerry Spinelli's insights are thought provoking and engaging In the end the book makes you want to be a better person perhaps in ways that aren't uite normal It reminds me of a talk given by Dallin H Oaks in which he said This reuires us to make some changes from our family culture our ethnic culture or our national culture We must change all elements of our behavior that are in conflict with gospel commandments covenants and culture The genius of it is that the book does this without being particularly preachyIn its philosophy and to a lesser extent in its style the book has strong similarities to Bridge to Terabithia

StargirlThing changes for Leo and for the entire school After 15 years of home schooling Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music enchanting the Mica student bodyBut the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift and Stargirl is shunned for everything that m Stargirl is an amazing book about individuality and nonconformism A home schooled girl named Stargirl begins attending the public high school for her sopho year Stargirl is differentShe 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 knowledge She is in almost every way unconventionalThe voice of the book is a young man who becomes fascinated by Stargirl and befriends her even though many of her antics make her an outcast otherwise Through a series of events she becomes wildly popular then widely despised For this boy she experiments with being conventional for awhileThe book is fascinating It explores a lot of issues centered around social conventions and how they play in our lives for good or ill And they take place at a stage of life when kids are most susceptible to peer pressure Jerry Spinelli's insights are thought provoking and engaging In the end the book makes you want to be a better person perhaps in ways that aren't uite normal It reminds me of a talk given by Dallin H Oaks in which he said This reuires us to make some changes from our family culture our ethnic culture or our national culture We must change all elements of our behavior that are in conflict with gospel commandments covenants and culture The genius of it is that the book does this without being particularly preachyIn its philosophy and to a lesser extent in its style the book has strong similarities to Bridge to Terabithia

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Stargirl ✓ A celebration of nonconformity; a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love Ages 12Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School don't stand out under any circumstances Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and every I read this in middle school as reuired 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 need to conform Mobi Ñ ✓ Jerry Spinelli

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Jerry Spinelli ✓ Stargirl Epub Akes her different Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl's arrival and rise and fall normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with herIn a celebration of nonconformity Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense emotional tale about the fleeting cruel nature of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love 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 but what about people who are painfully shy or even just regularly shy? I don't think the author's right that we all like some validation and attention I think if I'd been faced with someone serenading me in the lunchroom in high school I would have either skipped school or skipped lunch because I would have been beyond mortified It would have made me sick I hate attention But she would have done it anyway That's what I mean and I guess that's what bothered me the most about her I think the goal to be outward oriented as in looking beyond ourselves is very good and something we should all strive for but I didn't like that she didn't take into consideration people's feelings There are lots of ways to make people feel validated and special or to feel that their sorrow is shared their successes are celebrated etc less flashy ways but they didn't seem to be a default for her Also she was too good too careless of people's opinions too saint like too selfless; I guess to me she felt too perfect not real She never felt like she could be a real person someone I could actually meet one day Too larger than life Anyway I guess I've got to give the book props for making me react so strongly; I certainly didn't come away from it feeling eh