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Stargirl

Written by Jerry SpinelliAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jerry Spinelli


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· May 11, 2004 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-41677-7 (0-440-41677-9)

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**Just announced: STARGIRL will be adapted for film by screenwriter Kristin Hahn and director Catherine Hardwicke.**

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’ s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.


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“A magical and heartbreaking tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Spinelli has produced a poetic allegorical tale about the magnificence and rarity of true nonconformity." -- The New York Times

"Part fairy godmother, part outcast, part dream-come-true, [Stargirl] possesses many of the mythical qualities of Maniac Magee." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Stargirl is luminescent. . . . This book resonates long after the cover is closed." -- The Detroit News and Free Press

"Stargirl tells us the captivating story of a magical, mysterious girl. . . . A wonder tribute to nonconformity." -- Chicago Tribune
 

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WINNER 2003 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 2003 - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
WINNER 2002 - New Jersey Garden State Teen Book Award
WINNER 2003 - Pennsylvania Keystone State Reading Association Book Award
WINNER 2004 - New York State Charlotte Award
WINNER 2001 - Texas Lone Star Reading List
NOMINEE 2003 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 2003 - Iowa Teen Book Award
WINNER 2002 - Kentucky Bluegrass Master List
WINNER 2001 - Maine Student Book Master List
NOMINEE 2002 - Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award
FINALIST 2003 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
WINNER 2001 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 2003 - Arizona Young Readers Award
NOMINEE 2001 - Book Sense Book of the Year
WINNER 2001 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults

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