Summary from GoodReads:
From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, hallways hum “Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. Until they are not. Leo urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her – normal.
Yeah, so obviously I L-O-V-E-D this book. I don’t think it comes as a surprise, because this book has been praised over and over again. I’m not going to do a full review because there are so many out there. I’m just going to send out my thoughts by way of bullet lists.
- Let’s start with Stargirl herself. I mean, wow, she is such a character. I’ve never, ever met anyone like Stargirl, someone who is so herself, and, for the most part, isn’t afraid to be herself. I love that she wants to cheer for everyone, and always does such wonderful things for everyone. And dude, I want to be more like her, even as an adult.
- Leo, our narrator, was pretty great, too. He did some things that frustrated me, but I think a lot of us would have done what he did, especially when we were teens. Of course I wanted to scream at him for not doing what he knew he should. But at the same time, would I have been brave enough in high school? I’m not sure.
- I absolutely love the way this story is told. We get to know Stargirl through Leo, so we never learn what precisely is going through Stargirl’s head. And I think that’s perfect, because no one at her new school knows either. Stargirl’s thought processes are so different from everyone else’s at Mica High School, and we get to experience that feeling too because we see what Mica students sees.
- Although I do love how Stargirl was told, sometime I really did want to know her thoughts more. I wanted to dive into her brain and see what she was thinking, and why she was thinking that. And I wanted to know how she got to be who she is in this book. I think in the sequel, Love, Stargirl, we do get to know Stargirl more, so I’m so reading that one soon!!!
- I FREAKING LOVED THE END. I loved seeing, years, and years after Stargirl was at Mica HS, we got to see her influences. It was just perfect. I hope life really does work like that. Stargirl maybe never know how she changed for good a school, but others did, and that is awesome.
- John Ritter was the narrator for this audiobook, and I really liked him narrating. His voice was really perfect somehow. I don’t know if I would like him as a narrator for any other type of story for Stargirl, he totally rocked it.
So, have you guys read Stargirl? If you haven’t, you must make time for it. It’s a very quite read. And I definitely recommend the audiobook.