Stargirl Book Summary and Study Guide

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Leo is an average boy who is not popular, but not geeky, he goes to a school where everyone is basicly the same, where everyone tries to fit in.   This pattern has been working for them, but all of a suden, Stargirl comes.   She is different and not afraid to show it.   She wears unique clothes, says unique things, and strangest of all, she is nice to and freinds with everyone. At first people find that she is strange, but as they start to get used to her, they start to love her.   She take special liking to Leo.   When she comes to cheerlead at the games, the team starts winning, for the first time, and once they start, they don't stop.   Soon the fans are set on winning. They get angry because Stargirl roots for the other team to. They tell her to sit down and not to be a cheerleader.   After that, the team starts losing... every game.   People get angry at Stargirl and start to shun her, the only one who does not is Leo. This works for a while but then people start to shun Leo as well.   Leo has to choose between Stargirl, who obviously love him, and having freinds.
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The review of this Book prepared by Cloud City

The first day Leo Borlock sees Stargirl he is filled with disbelief. She's the new girl who showed up to her first day in an antique, off-white gown that could have been a wedding dress. Then at lunch time she did the unthinkable, she took her ukulele off her back and sang "I'm looking for a four leaf clover." You just don't do things like that if you want to fit in. Things continue like this, getting more outrageous as the book continues, until the students rebel and the shunning begins. Leo and Stargirl try to go about their lives, and pretend that the others don't matter. But life is difficult enough when you're in high school and ten times worse if you don't "fit in". Desperately in love, Leo tries to change Stargirl to be more "normal", but in the end manages to destroy the very thing that made her special to begin with.
The review of this Book prepared by Andi Puntoriero

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Desert?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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