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Star Girl | [Jerry Spinelli]

Star Girl

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. Then they turn on her.
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Publisher's Summary

She's as magical as the desert sky. As strange as her pet rat. As mysterious as her own name.

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.

©2000 Jerry Spinelli; (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"Ritter's reading pulsates with all the guarded passion and quiet graces of a young man in love for the first time...Spinelli once again reminds us how difficult but wonderful it is to be human." (AudioFile)
"A unique love story and humorous tragedy." (Parents' Choice)
"Ritter fully captures the emotional current of Spinelli's text. He relates the humorous details, clique-related dramas and intense heartbreak of high school life with a knowing tone that young listeners will likely embrace." (Publishers Weekly)

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    laurie versailles, KY, United States 03-30-11
    laurie versailles, KY, United States 03-30-11
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    "So wonderful..."

    Little did I know that we would lose such a great actor in John Ritter at such an early age, but we also lost him as a wonderful narrator. Who knew he was so endearing and charming with his voice. It really captured my attention and I loved this story. Definitely worth your time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wilson WALDORF, MD, United States 09-03-10
    wilson WALDORF, MD, United States 09-03-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Awesome - My First Audio Book"

    I downloaded this book for my 10 yr old kid. I personally don't like to read books, except for technical books, so I thought that I thought I would listen to the story while I'm doing work and be able to talt to my kid about it. I have to admit I really enjoyed star girl and my son will find it easy to relate to her since he too like to do things his own way, though not to the extent of the character. I personally would recommend this to kids ages from 9 to 13. I'll have my son post an update as soon as he listens to it. Great story for kids

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    omer edison, NJ, United States 01-03-12
    omer edison, NJ, United States 01-03-12
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    "awesome book"
    Where does Star Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    3 because it is just so long.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    by putting elustrations and shorting the story a little bit but keep the suspense.


    What does John Ritter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    he makes a really good experience and its much comfortable than reading by listening.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    i dont know what that means


    Any additional comments?

    awesome book never read anything like that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Belleville, Ontario, Canada 04-04-09
    Michael Belleville, Ontario, Canada 04-04-09
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    "Hmm..."

    Sorry, the narration by the late Mr. Ritter was disappointing, to be sure. It sounded like he was reading a newspaper. I've done a much better version in my classroom. What a bummer. Great story, "must" read - but not a "must" listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen 08-30-14
    Gretchen 08-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Let it Shine, Let it Shine, Let it Shine!"

    A lovely and often humorus story of a teenage girl attending public school after years of being homeschooled. This girl has her own unique way of thinking, dressing and participating in high school life. Star Girl is comfortable with being herself even though she is different from the other kids. Star Girl is like a star beam shining new light
    & life into the local high school.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keon San Antonio, TX, United States 06-16-14
    Keon San Antonio, TX, United States 06-16-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Short but sweet."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It's a fun romp in the ideas of love and individuality.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Star Girl. She's the only one in the story who "gets it". She understands life so easily.


    Which character – as performed by John Ritter – was your favorite?

    Leo because he is so full of doubt and he learns so much about life and what it means to be yourself. I think John really let Leo's self-loathing shine at important parts of the story. It's pretty difficult to pull off, as well as vital to the story and I thought John Ritter was great.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    She was part star and part girl. She was all different.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fantastic book. It's got so much to say and even though it's short it says everything it set out to. Not many books can say that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diondre Longbeach, CA, United States 05-09-12
    Diondre Longbeach, CA, United States 05-09-12
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    "O.o it end at chapter 7"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Why does this end so soon, it has 33 chapters and ends at 7 this isn't worth 20 bucks


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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