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.
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The noted novelist and children's author
Jerry Spinelli, born on the 1st February, 1941 at Norristown in Pennsylvania,
United States, is best known for his specialized novels intended towards readers
in their early adolescence. His well-known books include his Space Station
Seventh Grade (1982), the 1991 Newbery Medal winning Maniac Magee, the
Newbery Honor-winning 1998 novel Wringer, the 2000 novel Stargirl and the
the 2003 historical fiction novel Milkweed.
At the age of 16, Spinelli decided to be a writer, when his football team at high school conquered a tough opponent in a big game, young Jerry Spinelli composed a poem recognizing this achievement. To the surprise of Jerry Spinelli the poem was published the following day in the local newspaper. Spinelli started ...
Jerry Spinelli: je-ree (rhymes with ferry) spi-NEL-ee
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