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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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About the Author
Jerry Spinelli received the Newbery Medal for Maniac Magee and a Newbery Honor for Wringer. His other books include Smiles to Go, Loser, Space Station Seventh Grade, Who Put That Hair in My Toothbrush?, Dump Days, and Stargirl. His novels are recognized for their humor and poignancy, and his characters and situations are often drawn from his real-life experience as a father of six children. Jerry lives with his wife, Eileen, also a writer, in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
Ritter, a Southern California native who lived in Beverly Hills, came to prominence for his role in the TV hit "Three's Company" and had appeared in more than 25 television movies and a number of films. Ritter was the youngest son of western film star Tex Ritter. He graduated from Hollywood High School and earned a degree in drama from the University of Southern California. He received an Emmy and other awards for his "Three's Company" role and was honored by the Los Angeles Music Center in June 2003 with a lifetime achievement award.
“A magical and heartbreaking tale.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred
An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
A Publishers Weekly Choice of the Year’s Best Books