Hello bookish friends,
Another review for you, this time it is Stargirl by 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 12+
Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything 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 body.
But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different. Somewhere in the midst of Stargirl’s arrival and rise and fall, normal Leo Borlock has tumbled into love with her.
In 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 really enjoyed listening to this book and I fell in love with it very quickly. I originally picked this up from booksandlala’s recommendations on youtube. I noticed that my local library had an audio version of it and had to pick it up as it was such a short audiobook. I am really glad I did because it certainly highlights the many judgements and opinions people have on the world. We all need to be something a little different from the norm and that is certainly highlighted within this novel. I loved the atmosphere that this audiobook created and it was a joy to listen to.
I listened to this whole audiobook in one day and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Stargirl was such an amazing character and I was really glad that it was told from Leo’s perspective because he represented the implied reader as well as the rest of the high school. As human beings, we always need a little more kindness in our lives and this book portrays what happens when we disregard the kindness we have been given.
I gave this book 4 stars as it didn’t change my life but it was a fantastic read.
As always, happy reading xxx