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Love, Stargirl

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· Ember
· Trade Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· April 28, 2009 · $9.99 · 978-0-375-85644-0 (0-375-85644-7)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli’s modern-day classic Stargirl!

Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life.

In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love.

 

Don’t miss Jerry Spinelli’s latest novel, The Warden’s Daughter, about another girl who can't help but stand out.
 
“Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times
 
 




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"Humor, graceful writing, lively characters, and important lessons about life will make this a hit with fans of Stargirl." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred 

"Brilliant. . . . As charming and unique as its sensitive, nonconformist heroine." -- School Library Journal

"Anyone who loved Jerry Spinelli's beautiful, poignant young adult novel Stargirl is in for a treat with his latest novel.  Anyone who survived or is enduring the teenage years will repeatedly recognize him or herself in these pages--and find the book hard to put down." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Touching and inspiring." -- VOYA

"The many readers who loved the first book will embrace this sequel." -- Booklist

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

JERRY SPINELLI is the author of many novels for young readers, including The Warden's Daughter; Stargirl; Love, Stargirl; Milkweed; Crash; Wringer; and Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal; along with Knots in My Yo-Yo String, the autobiography of his childhood. A graduate of Gettysburg College, he lives in Pennsylvania with his wife, poet and author Eileen Spinelli.


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