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Star Girl Audiobook

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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    Andre WALDORF, MD, United States 09-03-10
    Andre WALDORF, MD, United States 09-03-10
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    Gretchen 08-30-14
    Gretchen 08-30-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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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.

    1 of 1 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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    Ja'Toria 11-26-15
    Ja'Toria 11-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nostalgia at it's finest"

    I read this novel at 11 and it rocked my world. Hearing it again at 22 has been nothing short of an adventure. In it, I can see the world as microcosm. I suggest this book for any reader over 10 who has ears that not only hear, but to listen as well. It's amazing.

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    Amazon Customer 11-25-15
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    "WOAH"

    Woah, this book is super awesome. It is in my top 10 now. It's probably number 8 because I've read really good books and you have to save room for others so yeah. And Jerry Spinelli if you see this at one point or another just know I FREAKING LOVE YOU!!!!!!! And when I become and author someday you should read my books too!

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    Amazon Customer 10-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This book was awesome"

    This book touched my heart! I can't wait to read the sequel. I'm a six greater,, but I recommend this to everyone.

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    Scherer 10-17-15
    Scherer 10-17-15

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    "Wonderful!"

    I love this book! Jerry Spinelli is a great author. Couldn't be any better! Such a great story!

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    M.K. Clarke, InfoWars Babe Dauphin County, PA USA 10-11-15
    M.K. Clarke, InfoWars Babe Dauphin County, PA USA 10-11-15 Member Since 2015

    Imagination is worth far more than knowledge. --A. Einstein

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    "Prefer To Read This Book Over A Listen "

    Jerry Spinnelli is a fantastic author, and his characters are three dimensional, earthy, and realistic..... but having grown up watching John Ritter on television, and knowing he's one of the good ones no longer with us, makes this a harder listen for me. I'd just as soon read the book instead.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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