Friday 10 July 2015

Stargirl (Stargirl #1) by: Jerry Spinelli

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: September 2002 by: Scholastic
Pages: 186
Rating: 5/5 stars

Stargirl is the story of a high school that is enlightened by a strange girl and her laidback happenings. Nobody knows her past, or where she came from. When student Leo starts developing feelings for her, he must choose between the whispers and insults from his classmates, or experience the carefree world with Stargirl.

The reason I read this book was a cool situation. I was at a restaurant and my family had started a conversation with a waitress. When she learned that I loved to read, she immediately recommended this book to me, and asked me to come back when I had read it and tell her what I thought. This book was unique and inspiring, and I'm happy that she recommended it to me.

I loved Stargirl as a character. She was a mysterious flower child, who didn't care what people thought of her. I admired her confidence, and the lengths she went to make sure people were happy. She changed her school for the better, and gave me a better outlook on life.

This book was so creative, and not like anything I had ever read before. The writing was beautifully put, and quite easy to follow. I think that this was a great coming of age story, as it contained life lessons to be yourself and not let negativity bring you down. I took something away from reading this.

This book was perfection. I was thoroughly entertained, and experienced a world wind of emotions. I'm so happy that this book was recommended to me, and I encourage anyone with insecurities to read it.

Have you read Stargirl? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. I love characters who are care free and independent. I haven't heard of this book but I have added it to my goodread s TBR Cos I will get it one day!
    Naomi@The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

    1. You really should! I think it's a must-read :)

  2. I've actually seen this book floating around the book community, but I never took the time to check out it! Stargirl sounds like such an amazing character, and I'm sooo in the mood for a inspiring coming-of-age novel. I'm definitely adding this to my TBR!

    1. I didn't even know this book existed until someone recommended it to me! I loved the uniqueness and I hope you read it :)