Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
If I could select a story for every 13 year old girl to read, it would be this book. I love how Stargirl finds her way through those awful years where every teenage girl wonders about her choice of clothing, attitude, friends and path. Stargirl doesn’t let anyone, not even the boy she loves; stand in the way of her doing what she feels is right and good. Honestly, this story made me want to be a Stargirl, someone who goes about doing simple kindness to strangers and friends alike; finding a way to leave the world better than I found it today. Learning to stand alone is difficult and even adults struggle but Stargirl lights our path and shows us a way to accomplish it.